Contact: Joshua Hollis
Jan. 25, 2007
MUW plays home to high school students during Hearin
COLUMBUS, Miss. – This weekend, approximately 100
high school students will arrive on campus as part
of the annual Hearin High School Leadership
While here, the students will be involved in
workshop sessions and teambuilding activities, which
will help to “enhance their leadership skills,” said
Wahnee Sherman, assistant vice president for student
services and coordinator of the Hearin Leadership
Students will also have the opportunity to interview
for the MUW Hearin Leadership Scholarship, which can
be up to $10,000 over four years. Students who are
selected for scholarships become part of the Hearin
Leadership Program at MUW.
The program prepares students to become tomorrow’s
leaders by focusing on scholarship, leadership
development and community service.
Each Hearin Leadership Scholar is required to be
involved in one or more campus/student organization
on campus in the community, participate in two
monthly events per semester, log 30 hours of
community service a year and enroll in a leadership
class each year in order to uphold their
scholarships throughout their time at MUW.
Elise Easley, junior history major and Hearin
intern, received one of the scholarships when she
attended the conference. “The conference is a
wonderful way to build leadership skills . . . For
the majority of the Hearin Leaders, the conference
was the reason they decided to attend the
university,” she said.
For a student to register for the conference, he or
she must have an ACT score of 18 or better, at
minimum a 2.5 GPA and demonstrated leadership
ability. Interested students must submit a short
application, a recommendation form from a teacher
and a resume.