FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 13, 2006
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
State Teenage Republicans to hear from national
and state leaders on Oct. 17
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi Teenage
Republicans (TARS) will have an opportunity to
gain firsthand knowledge of leadership from
legislators on various levels on Tuesday, Oct.
Sen. Trent Lott will be the opening speaker for
the 2006 State Teenage Republican Leadership
Seminar, which is being hosted by the Lowndes
County Teenage Republicans and held on the
campus of Mississippi University for Women
in the Pope Banquet Room of the Hogarth Student
convention will begin at 10 a.m. with Sen. Lott.
State Auditor Phil Bryant will follow with Sen.
Terry Brown from Columbus and Sen. Charlie Ross,
completing the morning agenda. Registration is
at 9 a.m.
Following lunch, activities will begin with
Sharon Garriga, state coordinator for the TARS
and the Lowndes County group advisor, and an
address from WCBI-TV news personality Jessica
Nesbitt, Outstanding Teenage Republican for the
Nation from Mississippi.
Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Jim
Herring will be next on the program followed by
Natalie Cole, state director for the College
Republicans, and state Treasurer Tate Reeves.
Congressman Roger Wicker will conclude the list
of speakers for the day.
Lowndes County Teenage Republicans is the
largest TARS club in Mississippi with 55
members. Its membership is made up of students
from schools from all over Lowndes County
including Heritage Academy, New Hope, Columbus
High, Caledonia, Immanuel Christian and the Home
Garriga, who is a 1979 graduate of MUW, said,
“The goal of the club is to give the teenagers
in Lowndes County opportunities to improve
leadership, communication and organizational
skills.” The organization also provides
teenagers with access to both county and state
leaders and to the electoral process.
McCollum, a student at Heritage Academy, is
president of the Lowndes County TARS as well as
co-chairman of the State Leadership Seminar.
more information, contact Garriga at (662)
356-6455 or email email@example.com.