Students are selected for the Fourth Annual Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit

Ten extraordinary students at St. Patrick Catholic High School have been nominated for the Fourth Annual Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit.  This leadership program is for select students from high schools around the Gulf Coast who have exhibited certain leadership qualities that highlight the important principles of this unique program.

This educational leadership summit is a one-day program at the Gulfport campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College taking place on Thursday, October 27.  Over four hundred chosen students have attended this program each year in the past, and continuing the tradition, the students chosen this year will listen to various inspirational stories of the summit’s prestigious guest speakers.  Some of the past guest speakers include Apollo astronaut Fred Haise, Governor Phil Bryant, and Sarah Thomas who is in the process of becoming the first woman National Football League game official.  The purpose of the summit is to let Mississippi’s accomplished students listen to these speakers’ success stories so they can take away helpful advice and life lessons that will nurture the leadership qualities already instilled in these qualified students.  Along with the opportunity to listen to these amazing individuals, the students will also attend a college fair and provided enjoyable lunch.

The ten junior and senior students from St. Patrick were selected by their teachers based on exceptional academic, extracurricular, community, and leadership achievements.  The students that were selected are seniors Julia Hancock, Laurie Pisciotta, Sarah Pleasant, JR Riojas, Luke Seicshnaydre, and Skye Ward.  The juniors that received this honorable nomination include Mathew Bisner, Emily Fontan, Chloe Rizk, and Richard Springer.

Through the opportunity of the Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit, these incredible students will be able to further nurture and develop their exemplary leadership qualities.

Story by Skye Ward