Study abroad opportunities for students:

  • The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) provides more than 1,000 merit-based fully funded opportunities for U.S. high school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year in more than 25 countries. These scholarships cover international airfare, tuition, program costs, Kim Thompson has been selected as the 2021 SCOY for Mississippi School Counseling Association (MSCA). Kim is a school counselor at Myrtle Attendance Center in the Union County School District where she has been an employee for 17 years. Greetings School Counselors, It is officially December and there are 25 days till a new year. What a great time of the year to reflect, renew, and refocus. As you count down to the holiday break, I challenge you to plan for some self-care and time to reflect on your ‘Why”. Your ‘Why” is the purpose and the reason why you have chosen the most rewarding and life changing career. I want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the school counseling profession. Let’s close 2021 strong and be ready to reset for the new year! Thank you for the hard work and always remember, You Matter! Dr. Chancey Fort, P-LPC, SB-RPT, Office Director II PreK-12 Professional School Counseling & Support Services Office of Secondary Education Tel (601) 359-3461 | meals, and living accommodations (often with a host family). Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 18.5 when the program starts. The program is specifically targeting young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience. Learn more here.

Canned Food Drive


    Little Caesars and Squealer’s BBQ


    An old Chinese Proverb says it perfectly, “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

    At MHS, we had an opportunity to help our community. During the month of October, we collected canned goods for Love's Kitchen, Wesley House, and the Lauderdal Baptist Association as part of the "Fill the Mayflower" canned food drive sponsored by Little Caesars and Squealer's BBQ. 

    Due to your support, we were able to collect 2,336 cans!!! Our winning classroom was Ms Street's room in the 9th grade. Her class collected 1404 cans!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for your support! We cannot thank you enough!!!!

Opportunity for Current Sophomores

  • State Board of Education seeks high school sophomores to apply for junior representative Board position in 2022-23

    JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications from high school sophomores to serve as the new high school junior student representative on the SBE Board for the 2022-23 school year. Application deadline is Jan. 28, 2022.

    Now in its fourth year, the Student Representatives of the Mississippi State Board of Education program includes a high school junior and a high school senior who serve as non-voting SBE members to share their viewpoints on policy decisions regarding Mississippi public schools.

    The current SBE junior representative, Micha Hill of Laurel High School, will serve as the senior representative in 2022-23. Through a competitive process, the SBE will appoint a new junior representative to serve a two-year term starting July 1, 2022.

    The top 10 semi-finalists among applicants, including the junior representative appointed and an alternate representative, automatically get to serve on the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. More than 70 students applied to be the junior representative for the 2021-22 school year.

    The SBE adopted policy in 2018 outlining criteria for adding student representatives to the State Board. Student representatives are responsible for attending monthly SBE meetings and any standing committees or subcommittees to which they are assigned. They are excused from school to attend SBE meetings as official school business, and they also work as liaisons for their peers to SBE.

    The application packet must be mailed and postmarked by Jan. 28, 2022. Access the application at A video component of the application must be uploaded by 5 p.m. Jan. 28, 2022.

    For questions, contact Donna Hales at (601) 359-2331 or