MPB Student Council Podcast
Mississippi Small Business & Young Entrepreneurs Awareness
On the next MPB Student Council Podcast episode, April 29th, we're profiling and showing our appreciation of small business owners and young entrepreneurs from across the state. We'll discover what led them to become business owners, the pros and cons of owning a business and the ends and outs of their small business. Featured Small Business Owners: Fredrick Davis, Owner of Davis Photography; Kyeosha Jones, Owner of The Queen K Brand Boutique; Demetrick Hurt, Owner of Fast & Affordable Cellphone Repair & More; Crystal Dunn, Owner of Just Cake It!; Shana Green, Owner of Shana Marie's Boutique; Caitlin Stanford, Owner of Face Me Esthetics; Tina Reed, Owner of Nails By Tina; Johnny Sisco, Owner of Ease 4L Clothing; Jenna Dent, Owner of Jenna Grace Designs; Kayla Latiker, Owner of The Hair Block. Episode Moderators: Kaylen Woodard, Jenna Dent, Deon Harrington, Jr., Corinne Allen, and Makenna Mead. For more information about the MPB Student Council visit: education.mpbonline.org.
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My Hometown Hero: Deon Harrington Jr., Batesville, MS05:23In our last episode of the "My Hometown Hero" series, Deon Harrington Jr., a sophomore from Batesville, MS, chose to interview Dr. Delois Carter. Tune in as they discuss Dr. Carter’s ministry through her program Intercessory Prayer Outreach Ministry IPOM (Senatobia, MS), and how it has positively impacted her community.
My Hometown Hero: Ella Francis Martin, Houston, MS09:43For her episode of "My Hometown Hero," Ella Francis Martin, a sophomore from Houston, MS chose Brian Aldridge to interview. Tune in as they discuss Mr. Aldridge's legislative service, small business ownership, and various camp and club leadership roles in his lifelong effort to positively impact his community.
My Hometown Hero: Kaylen Woodard, Mendenhall, MS09:06For her episode of "My Hometown Hero," Kaylen Woodard, a freshman from Ocean Mendenhall, MS chose Myrics Cole to interview. Tune in as they discuss how Mr. Cole has impacted his community through the founding of his organization, "Iron Sharpens Iron", a non-profit dedicated to helping students and the less fortunate.
My Hometown Hero: Nadiya Gary, Ocean Springs, MS08:42For her episode of "My Hometown Hero," Nadiya Gary, a freshman from Ocean Springs, MS chose Taja Cunningham, a science teacher at Ocean Springs Middle School to interview. Tune in as they discuss how Mrs. Cunningham has impacted her community, not only as an educator but also as the founder of Girls ARE and Boys CAN, a non-profit organization that aims to broaden students' horizons on the future of their education and careers.
My Hometown Hero: Corinne Allen, Mendenhall, MS10:21For her episode of "My Hometown Hero," Corinne Allen, a sophomore from Mendenhall, MS chose her mother and Student Services Coordinator, Dedra Clark-Allen, to interview. Tune in as they discuss Mrs. Clark's involvement with the Excel by 5 program and how it supports your community by keeping students from falling behind.
My Hometown Hero: Natalie Ford, Vicksburg, MS26:16For her episode of "My Hometown Hero," Natalie Ford, a sophomore from Vicksburg, MS chose her grandfather, Dr. John Robert Ford, to interview. Tune in as they discuss his practice of medicine, as well as entering the ministry, and how these occupations opened the doors to his lifelong community service.
My Hometown Hero: Mya Harden, Water Valley, MS13:05For her episode of "My Hometown Hero," Mya Harden, a senior from Water Valley, MS chose to interview Mr. Calvin Hawkins, Coordinator of Student Services Coffeeville School District, Senior Sponsor of Coffeeville School District, Author “Under the Dusty Sands”, Board President of Yalobusha County African American Historian -Blackmur Library, Pastor of United Missionary Baptist Church, Moderator Mt. Moriah District Association, Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men of Grenada, MS. Tune in as they discuss how he has impacted his community throughout his career and his recently released book "Under the Dusty Sands," which charters African-American history in Yalobusha County from 1870 to 1970.
My Hometown Hero: Kaylyn Johnson, Mendenhall, MS07:45For her episode of "My Hometown Hero," Kaylyn Thompson, a sophomore from Mendenhall, MS chose her father and Army National Guard 298th HHD CSSB First Sergeant, Ralph V. Johnson, Jr. to interview. Tune in as they discuss how he has impacted his community throughout his career and through his volunteer work with multiple youth programs!
My Hometown Hero: Kaleb Thompson, Ocean Springs, MS14:20For his episode of "My Hometown Hero," Kaleb Thompson, a freshman from Ocean Springs, chose Oak Park Elementary principals, Jennifer Pope and Stewart Smirthwaite. Tune in as they discuss the creative strategies they've implemented to keep students engaged, as well as what keeps them motivated as educators in their community!If you would like to visit Oak Park Elementary's website, click: https://op.ossdms.org/