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Leadership Opportunities

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Students in 9-12 grade write an original essay demonstrating an understanding of a courageous political act as described in Profiles in Courage. Essays due January 17, 2020. For complete guidelines, visit

Duke University Summer Session

Duke University invites you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:

  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject.
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities on Duke’s historic West Campus.
  • seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers.

Apply for one of Duke's summer programs here.

Samford University's Bulldog Pharmacy Camp

Samford University is offering Bulldog Pharmacy Camp June 21-26 to high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen. During the week of pharmacy camp, students will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the College of Health Sciences Learning and Simulation Laboratories. Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy. 

Information about the camp and the camp application can be found at  If a student has not taken the ACT or SAT, they should have their guidance counselor send an email to stating that the student is applying for camp and has not taken the test yet.  

Space is limited so  apply early.  The application deadline is February 1, 2020. Questions? Call 205-726-2008 or email

Ole Miss Pre-College Programs and Competitions

The academic competitions and conference hosted on the UM campus are designed to inspire and engage students. The events range across a large spectrum of academic studies. Some of the events require students work as a group and some are geared toward the individual. These competitions and conference allow students the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone, to showcase their talent and skills, and to gain confidence and connections that can help to share their future in a positive way. 

Click here for full info. If you are interested in any of these programs, see your counselor ASAP. 

Central Election Power Association Youth Leadership Program

Are you currently a high school junior and your parent(s) or legal guardian receives electric service from Central Electric Power Association? If so, you are eligible to apply to represent Central Electric Power Association in the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi Youth Leadership Workshop Feb. 26 - 28 and the NRECA Washington, D.C. Youth Tour, June 20-26.

Click here for more information.