The MISD Student Leadership Cohort 2015-16 is Announced

The cohort from Magnolia West High School includes Madison Brown, Collin Christen, Merritt Coleman, Demi Domotor, Rachel Harris, Jennifer Kenyon, Hayley Lake, Yu Liu, Zachary Moffitt, Nicholas Rokhsaz, Jessica Wood, Nicholas Wilder, and faculty sponsor Jeremy Day.

The cohort from the Magnolia High School includes Kennedy Bialas, Sarah Brumfield, Caroline Barnes, Sydney Bradley, Gabby Crouch, Bailey Ellis, Jaycee Fraser, Jonathan Herrera, Carson Howes, Cameron Klepac, Laylon Mokry, Kristen Prejean, and faculty sponsor Brittany Marrs.

This will be the fourth cohort under the guidance of Superintendent Dr. Todd Stephens. He had a vision to create a unique learning opportunity for our future leaders and developed a program for junior level students to learn about government leadership and how to be civic leaders of their community. Each year the program continually evolves and this year is no exception. The program extends to the student’s senior year culminating in a community service learning project.

Real Provencher, President of Hughes Natural Gas, expresses the importance of supporting this program, “Our company has been a supporter of this leadership program because of Dr. Stephen’s vision to cultivate young, civic leaders. The district's commitment to this program fosters these young leaders to develop a passion to make a difference and how each one of them can make an impact in their community.”

The month of November, the students will be attending Commissioner’s Court and visiting Judge Hamilton’s courtroom. The spring semester includes meeting with the school board, a trip to Austin and guest speakers. The leadership program focuses on leadership development, civic awareness of local, county and the state government process. Students will be able to develop their leadership skills, while interacting with elected officials from various levels of government.