Madison Central High senior Mary Michael Evans was awarded the C Spire scholarship for her involvement in the Junior Ambassadors of Madison the City Chamber of Commerce this year. Evans also was named the Junior Ambassador of the Year for the program. Presenting the scholarship were, from left, Cara Carr of C Spire, Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, Evans, Chamber Director Elizabeth Fulcher Tyler and Chamber President Justin Suber.
Madison Central High senior Mary Michael Evans was awarded the C Spire scholarship for her involvement in the Junior Ambassadors of Madison the City Chamber of Commerce this year. Evans also was named the Junior Ambassador of the Year for the program. Presenting the scholarship were, from left, Cara Carr of C Spire, Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, Evans, Chamber Director Elizabeth Fulcher Tyler and Chamber President Justin Suber.
A new team of high school students is committed to becoming leaders in the community through the Junior Ambassadors program of Madison the City Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber recently welcomed new members to its Junior Ambassador class for 2019-20 and thanked the graduating seniors who served this year in the program’s 17th year.

“These students played a huge role in the success of Chamber events,” Chamber President Justin Suber said at the recent ceremony to honor the Junior Ambassadors. 

During the past year, the 39 high school juniors and seniors toured local businesses, helped out at the Chamber office, underwent CPR training, volunteered at city and Chamber events, attended ribbon cuttings and learned about Madison.

Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler thanked the Junior Ambassadors for their dedication to the city.  “Every one of you has a talent,” she said. “We hope you will come back after college and continue to give back to this community.”

Madison Central High senior Mary Michael Evans was awarded the $2,500 C-Spire Junior Ambassador Scholarship. Chosen by the Chamber’s executive board and C-Spire representatives, the winner is chosen based on involvement in the group, an essay and an interview. Evans was also named the Junior Ambassador of the Year for accumulating the most points for participating in the group’s activities. Evans, the daughter of Mike and Karen Evans, plans to attend Mississippi State University and major in biomedical engineering.

“The Junior Ambassador program has made my high school years more rewarding than I could have imaged,” Evans wrote in her winning essay.

The Junior Ambassadors for the upcoming year include: Keitan Bradford, John Baldi, Casey Carmichael, Connor Chisolm, Kaddie Clark, Haley Cote, Sarah Eleraky, Ella Gibbs, Thomas Henderson, Makenzie Herron, Jackson Joyner, Animesh Kumar, Kelsey Mayhan, Bailey Miller, Logan Nowell, Claire Price, Alex Shelton, Anna Cate Strong, Jackson Strong, Kayleigh Tate, Lane Taylor, Robert Tickner, Olivia Young, Phoebe Xu and Rebecca Zorn.

The Junior Ambassadors serving in 2018-2019 included: Grayson Amis, Elizabeth Barton, Anna Case, Taylor Chester, Sara Kaitlyn Clegg, Catherine Cook, Shelby Cooper, Hailey Desai, Anna Catherine Duong, Mary Michael Evans, Kailyn Gardner, Clara Gibbs, Hailey Greer, Caleigh Hankins, Rachel Hutchison, Claire Iupe, Lauren James, Sarah Elizabeth Johns, Morgan Kendrick, Reid Lott, Kelsey Mayhan, Maggie McKinnis, Faisal Mohammed, Hannah Mohon, Anna Leigh Montgomery, Clay Morris, Sophia Parsa, Courtney Reid, Emily Rhea, Savannah Richardson, Maggie Robinson, Jillian Russell, Makenna Schisler, Kathryn Scoggins, Alex Shelton, Taylor Smith, Anna Cate Strong, Lane Taylor and Phoebe Xu.