S.P.A.R.K. Mission

To ignite a SPARK that propels students to endless possibilities for their future. Mississippi State presents an expansive leadership conference designed to assist underrepresented rising seniors in laying the foundation for their future. Our goal is to introduce students to numerous avenues for life after high school while also serving as a vessel for self-exploration, self-discovery, growth and development for each conference attendee.

Various attendees to SPARK in classroom setting, posing in groups, and eating lunch.

 

Program
Highlights

Why should students attend S.P.A.R.K?

Students can gain a better understanding of the numerous options available to them in life after graduating high school.

What things will students learn at S.P.A.R.K?

Students will learn about and discuss necessary life skills, topics involved in social awareness, the process of college admissions, and financial aid opportunities.

How can S.P.A.R.K positively impact students?

S.P.A.R.K is a perfect gateway to help students develop into young leaders and make decisions to benefit their potential future.

What kinds of activities will be at S.P.A.R.K?

S.P.A.R.K will engage students in activities that test the knowledge they’ve learned throughout the conference, network with professionals in many different careers, and hear from keynote speakers who will motivate and encourage students to reach their full potential. 

S.P.A.R.K.
Crew Leaders

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Asiah Clay

Chemical Engineering

Jackson, MS

Asiah Clay

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Zoe Bass

Biochemistry (Pre-Medicine)

Jackson, MS

Zoe Bass

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Jaylen Coleman

Communications

Columbus, MS

Jaylen Coleman

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Mya Louise Dixon

Animal and Dairy Sciences

Chicago, IL

Mya Louise Dixon

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Joseph Ducksworth

Biological Sciences (Pre-Dental)

Atlanta, GA

Joseph Ducksworth

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Tianna Francis

Marketing

Atlanta, GA

Tianna Francis

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Camillia Goodloe

Kinesiology

Canton, MS

Camillia Goodloe

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Rucell Harris

Business Administration

Canton, MS

Rucell Harris

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Tiajah Harris

Kinesiology

Horn Lake, MS

Tiajah Harris

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Quinnie Hill

Social Work

Madison, MS

Quinnie Hill

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Vergie Jackson

Kinesiology

Canton, MS

Vergie Jackson

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Jabari Johnson

Business Administration

Jackson, MS

Jabari Johnson

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Calvinesha Johnson

Criminology

Greenville, MS

Calvinesha Johnson

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Devon Lyles

Psychology

Tillatoba, MS

Devon Lyles

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Ty Lyons

Biological Sciences

Jackson, MS

Ty Lyons

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Makayla McClain

Software Engineering

Byram, MS

Makayla McClain

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Tyler McKenzie

Kinesiology

Pearl, MS

Tyler McKenzie

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Nathan Mosely

Biomedical Engineering (Pre-Medicine)

Vicksburg, MS

Nathan Mosely

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Davia Mosley

Kinesiology

Jackson, MS

Davia Mosley

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Avona Randolph

Animal and Dairy Sciences

Lake City, FL

Avona Randolph

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Jacques Ratliff

Mechanical Engineering

Canton, MS

Jacques Ratliff

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Kennedi Robbins

Psychology

Chicago, IL

Kennedi Robbins

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing RJ Rutherford

Chemistry

New Albany, MS

RJ Rutherford

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Solomon Singleton

Meteorology

Baton Rouge, LA

Solomon Singleton

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Tomyah Smith

Biochemistry (Pre-Medicine)

Macon, MS

Tomyah Smith

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Jaylen Stowers

Music Education (Voice)

Anderson, SC

Jaylen Stowers

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Mylan Wallace

Kinesiology

Ridgeland, MS

Mylan Wallace

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Hannah Whalum

Communications

Hattiesburg, MS

Hannah Whalum

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Kayla Williams

Elementary Education

Starkville, MS

Kayla Williams

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Thaiena Williamson

Biological Sciences

Senatobia, MS

Thaiena Williamson

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Autumn Willis

Psychology

Indianola, MS

Autumn Willis

Decorative Image, Alternative Text: Image representing Makhia Wright

Political Science

Biloxi, MS

Makhia Wright