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Applications open for Student Ambassador Program


The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office (SOS) is seeking high school seniors with a passion for leadership and state government to apply for the agency's 2024-25 Student Ambassador Program. The program aims to increase voter education and registration among youth and encourages students to engage in Mississippi civics.


“Our Student Ambassador program remains one of the most rewarding and impactful programs we have instituted since taking office. While it serves as an opportunity for students to cultivate affinity for public service and expand leadership skills, more importantly, it provides us an opportunity to invest in and mentor the next generation of Mississippi leaders," said Secretary of State Michael Watson.


Components of the program include a fall summit in Jackson focused on the state's elections process; a spring summit in Jackson focused on the state's legislative process; two regional summits with locations to be determined; and monthly virtual trainings and educational sessions with SOS representatives and various government officials.


To be considered for the SOS Student Ambassador Program, students must be a high school

senior during the 2024-25 academic year; have a grade point average of 3.0 or above; prove

satisfactory behavioral conduct; and have a strong interest in state government and service.

The deadline to submit an application is March 31, 2024.


Applications, available at www.SoS.MS.gov include an online form, two references, and a 300-

to 600-word essay response on the topic of the Mississippi Brain Drain.


For more information, contact the SOS External Affairs Division at ExternalAffairs@sos.ms.gov

or 601-359-6383.

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