GHS Students graduate from young leaders program

Submitted on: April 27, 2016

Seven Greenwood High School students recently graduated from the Young Emerging Leaders of Leflore (YELL) Program.

Graduates include Jacoby Gilmore, Davida Shaw, TierneyHolmes, Lennie Stevenson, A’Keeriyanna Jones, Trasity Totten and Arother Ratliff.

YELL is a comprehensive year-long leadership program for area high school juniors. Beginning in August and continuing through April, the program is limited to 20 students. Those chosen for the program are exposed to the community and have the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, and activities pertaining to leadership, team-building, conflict resolution, diversity, problem-solving, job skills, and more.
The program is free. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and must show an interest and willingness in being a leader in their school and in their community. Two recommendations are required for the program.

Greenwood students joined other students in the program from Amanda Elzy High School and Pillow Academy.


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