Hattiesburg announces 2018 Mayor's Youth Council

Hattiesburg announces 2018 Mayor's Youth Council
The City of Hattiesburg announced the members of the 2018 Mayor's Youth Council after hosting orientation on Monday. (Photo source: City of Hattiesburg)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg announced the members of the 2018 Mayor's Youth Council after hosting orientation on Monday.

High school students and their parents attended the orientation hosted by Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker. Representatives from Hattiesburg High School, TIDE School, Sacred Heart High School and Presbyterian Christian School comprise the council, according to a city press release.

Students were given an overview of the program and analyzed Hattiesburg's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, which Barker believed was crucial to seeing the city from students' perspective.

"We walked them through an exercise we lead every time we meet with a neighborhood, and hearing their answers brought a fresh perspective to what we are doing as a city," Barker said. "Our youth are the Hattiesburg of today and tomorrow, and I believe they have every opportunity to play a vital role in Hattiesburg's future."

The council will learn about city and state government and work on group projects that will impact the city.

This year's council includes:

Hattiesburg High: 

  • Kashayvia Osborne, 10th
  • Larshayvia Osborne, 10th
  • Za’Che Simmons, 10th
  • Landon Rascoe, 11th
  • Taytum Terrell, 11th
  • Clemon Terrell II, 10th
  • Madison Cathey, 11th
  • Erin Eatman, 11th
  • Owen Sayre, 11th
  • Jeniya Young, 11th
  • Gayden Hence, 11th
  • David Garraway II, 11th
  • Maxwell Bomhold, 11th
  • Trinity Hatten, 12th
  • Emori Gavin, 12th
  • Kavaji Beverly II, 12th
  • Yawaniy Sarai Garraway, 10th
  • Jakia McGilvery, 10th
  • Coby Burns, 11th
  • Alissa Rice, 12th
  • Deasia Mackabee, 10th  

TIDE School:

  • Olivia Wells, 12th

Sacred Heart:

  • Madeline Hinton, 10th
  • Abigail Weist, 10th
  • Garrett Bell, 10th
  • Luke Hicks, 10th
  • Kate Gallardo, 9th

PCS: 

  • Julia Daughdrill, 10th
  • Gray Phillips, 10th
  • Shelby Phillis, 11th
  • Nicholson Vance, 9th
  • Reese Tisdale, 9th
  • Cameron Woullard, 9th
  • Carolyn Wiggins, 9th
  • Reed Conrad, 9th