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October 22, 2018

Madysin Bratton Talisha Brown Jabria Fair Jeremiah Meeks Katelyn Russell Kendra Sutton Darisha Williams
M. Bratton T. Brown J. Fair J. Meeks K. Russell K. Sutton D. Williams

Seven outstanding 11th-grade JPS JROTC cadets will attend the 2018 Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) Youth Leadership Conference at the U.S. Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The JPS cadets were nominated by their JROTC instructors as candidates to compete for selection to attend the conference. Board members from the Jackson Chapter of MOWW reviewed resumes and conducted interviews of students from across the metro area. Their selections were based on demonstrated performance and interview results. The rigorous process yielded six selectees from JPS with one student sponsored by the District's JROTC program. The attendees from JPS are as follows:

  • Cadet Madysin Bratton, Provine High
  • Cadet  Talisha Brown, Forest Hill High
  • Cadet Jabria Fair, Jim Hill High
  • Cadet Jeremiah Meeks, Callaway High
  • Cadet Katelyn Russell, Murrah High
  • Cadet Kendra Sutton, Wingfield High
  • Cadet Darisha Williams, Forest Hill High

These students will travel to Huntsville, Alabama, on October 24 to participate in the four-day Youth Leadership Conference. Over 80 other high school students from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are expected to participate in this conference.

MOWW serves America's youth by hosting Youth Leadership Conference programs throughout the United States at no cost to the high school students who attend. These students receive patriotic education on leadership in a free society, concepts of the free enterprise system, principles of democracy, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and civic responsibilities associated with preserving American rights and freedoms. Students also develop speaking, writing and leadership skills, which contributes to their development as more engaged citizens and future leaders