Young citizens make week bright

Published 2:04 am Monday, April 19, 2010

Our community’s children and youth took center stage this week, showing that the future is bright for all of us.

Let’s review a few of the great headlines our young people and schools brought our way last week:

4 Nikai Clark is a Natchez High graduate who is making headway toward her dream. Clark has landed a role in an HBO cable show that is currently filming episodes in New Orleans. She hopes to continue a successful acting career.

4 High School Key Club members from all over the region gathered in Natchez this weekend for their club’s convention. Many local club members played host. Key Club is a service organization that teaches teenagers to give back to their community.

4 Connor Mire, 11, and Presley Davis, 14, of Trinity Episcopal School competed in the state spelling bee. To them we say, c-o-n-g-r-a-t-u-l-a-t-i-o-n-s.

4 Teens in the Youth Build program went through a rough week of mental conditioning meant to determine whether they would move on or not. These teens are high school dropouts trying to take advantage of a second chance. We want them to know the community is behind them on their uphill battle.

4 Copiah-Lincoln Community College celebrated its area partners this week at its annual business and industry appreciation luncheon. Co-Lin is a vital part of our community and we are lucky to have the college.

As we look ahead, we know the Miss-Lou has plenty of great spring days ready for us.