Breakfast planned to recognize all Hancock County graduating seniors
Apr 26, 2013, 19:07
The Hancock Chamber Education Committee will host a breakfast for all graduating high school seniors in the county at the Bay St. Louis Community Center on April 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Special guest speakers will share personal anecdotes and encourage students to continue to reach their goals. Invited guest speakers include Clay Wagner, President, Hancock Chamber; Congressman Steven Palazzo, Rep. David Baria, Sen. Philip Moran, Win Ellington (representing Sen. Thad Cochran), John Hairston, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Holding Co.; and Michael Lewis, former New Orleans Saints wide receiver. Tish Williams, Executive Director of the Hancock Chamber, will be the moderator for the event.
Keith Marquar, Compton Engineering, Mickey Lagasse and the Hancock Chamber Education committee are the event sponsors.
Marquar created the event to do something for the children of Hancock County.
“The kids are the future of this community,” he said. “We want to wish them luck in the next chapter of their lives and encourage them to return to the county to help the community grow.”
The breakfast is unlike other graduation recognition ceremonies.
“This event is special because it acknowledges the success of every student in the county,” said Debbie Benefield, chair of the Hancock Chamber Education Committee.
“Students are often recognized for specific achievements, but that can leave some students out,” said Benefield. “Graduating high school is a success and every student should be recognized for all they have accomplished so far.”