Thursday, June 23, 2022

Secretary Michael Watson Announces SOS Student Ambassadors

JACKSON — After a competitive application process, Secretary Michael Watson announces the 2022-2023 inaugural class for the Secretary of State (SOS) Student Ambassador Program. The program equips high school seniors with the knowledge and resources to engage as leaders within their schools and communities. This year's group of Ambassadors consists of 56 students from 44 schools in 28 counties across all four congressional districts. 

"We are thrilled to work with such a diverse group of young leaders," said Secretary Michael Watson. "High school students, especially those in Mississippi, are often catalysts for groundbreaking ideas and positive change. I have no doubt this class of SOS Ambassadors will set an admirable tone for the future of the program."

Click here to view the list of SOS Ambassadors.

Primary components of the SOS Ambassador Program include a fall summit focused on voting and elections and a spring summit geared toward the study of Mississippi's legislative process. Secretary of State representatives will also provide in-depth training to help Ambassadors successfully organize and facilitate voter registration drives on their school campuses during the spring semester. 

Part of our mission at the Secretary of State's Office is to make government more transparent, a commitment that includes even the youngest generation of Mississippians. Ambassadors will be able to ask questions and share ideas about the future of Mississippi with state and local leaders through monthly educational sessions. We look forward to witnessing the growth and impact of both present and future SOS Ambassadors. 

For questions regarding the SOS Student Ambassador Program, or if you're interested in partnering with our office for the SOS Ambassador Program,
please contact our External Affairs Division: