Youth display initiative in community

Published 12:06 am Monday, March 3, 2014

If the children really are the future, last week looked bright for the Miss-Lou as numerous students were honored for their achievements and others expanded their horizons through studying global cultures.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week:

• Trinity Episcopal Day School students connected with students more than 2,000 miles away in Colombia as part of a pen pal program. The Trinity students were able to see and speak to the Colombian students through a Skype connection in the classroom. The program is aimed at helping build confidence in the Trinity students to be more comfortable speaking Spanish in front of others. We hope Trinity’s partnership with the school continues to evolve.

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• Natchez High School senior Clara Wimberly is one of several students who volunteer their time for an anti-bullying council comprised of students from various schools. Doing the right thing comes easy for Wimberly, who says she always looks to her faith for guidance and direction. We thank Wimberly for being a resource for other students to turn to in times of trouble.

• Six local high school seniors were honored for displaying leadership, community service, dependability and patriotism as part of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizens of the Year program. Teachers nominated the students who were then voted on by other students. We congratulate and wish each student the best in the future.

We know there are plenty of other students in the Miss-Lou doing great things, and we hope to share all of their stories in the future. So let’s keep the good news coming as we begin another week in the place we call home.