Meet the CVB Interns!
We are so pleased to announce that the participants in our 2014 Internship/Scholarship program have been chosen! This is the inaugural year for our program, offered in an effort to educate high school students in Yazoo County of the importance of tourism to the economy of our area, and to encourage them to consider Tourism Management as a profession.
This year’s group of young people was absolutely outstanding. They made our decision both exciting and heartbreaking, as we would have loved to have taken each and every one of this fine group of students from Yazoo City and Yazoo County under our wings. In the end, Ebony Preston and Norman Lewis II were our picks. They will spend two months during this summer volunteering at the tourism office and visitors center in Yazoo City before heading off to college this fall.
Ebony Preston is a current senior at Yazoo City High School and will attend Mississippi State University where she plans to study Elementary Education. She is a bright and talented young woman, and an absolute go-getter. Ebony has been involved in community service in the past, and she is excited to use her talents to help increase Yazoo County tourism.
Norman Lewis II is a senior at Yazoo County High School and also will be attending Mississippi State University in the fall with plans to major in Biology. His sheer drive to succeed is what first impressed us, although his sharp dress could never be far behind. Norman is an excellent student and expressed his interest in the history and culture of Yazoo.
We know that both Ebony and Norman will make an excellent addition to our team, even if only for a short time, and we look forward to making them a part of our CVB family!