United States Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) held his First Annual Youth Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg.
Featured speakers included Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister, Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeff Hammond and Southern Miss Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joe Paul.
Select juniors and seniors from more than 20 high schools attended the summit. The students were chosen based upon academic performance, community service, involvement in extracurricular activities as well as the ability to overcome adversity.