Mestayer selected for Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council

Congratulations to St. Patrick junior, Mary Agnes Mestayer. Mary Agnes was selected to be apart of the Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council. To be considered onto the Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council, the participant must complete the application process and attend an interview once the application is finished. The Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council is available for application for eleventh and twelfth graders.

The Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council is made up of thirty-one students from Ocean Springs. Mary Agnes is the first member of the council to be from St. Patrick and not from Ocean Springs High School. The council is divided into small groups made up of four to five people. Each group discusses issues that the city of Ocean Springs’ youth concerns about. Each group also performs quarterly projects to benefit the community. Mary Agnes and the council advise the Ocean Springs mayor on the issues the city’s youth are concerned with.

“The City is proud to sponsor the Mayor’s Youth Council,” said Mayor Connie Moran. “The Aldermen and I intend to provide a forum for our youth in leadership training and community activism. We look forward to gaining a youthful perspective on Ocean Springs from them.”

In the past, projects that the students in the Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council performed included raising money for two teachers battling cancer and bringing Santa to the Rehabilitation Center in Ocean Springs.

To be considered onto the Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council, the participant must complete the application process and attend an interview once the application is finished. The Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council is available for application for eleventh and twelfth graders.

Congratulations Mary Agnes Mestayer! Good luck to you and the rest of the Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council!

Story by Lindsay Holmes