JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Some of our state's best and brightest teens converged in Jackson again this weekend for the Hugh O'Brien Leadership Conference. The program is open to exceptional students entering their Junior year of high school.
This year, about 250 students from across the state are volunteering at various locations, including The Red Cross on Riverside Drive.
On Saturday, the HOBY students kept busy hauling large items, sorting papers, and preparing disaster relief information packets for use in the future.
The Hugh O'Brien Leadership program is a tradition in Mississippi. "It helps them learn community service and leadership, to go back and be leaders in their own personal communities," says group leader Nicole McAdam.
The HOBY students also poured out expired water that's been stored at the Red Cross building, and recycled the plastic bottles.
The day of volunteering is part of a Hugh O'Brien seminar weekend held at Millsaps College.