Petal School District Ambassadors

The Petal Education Foundation and Petal Area Chamber of Commerce sponsor the Petal School District Ambassadors Organization.  We seek exemplary students, who are good citizens, leaders, and committed to promoting the Petal School District.  The Ambassadors are a group of students who engage in on-and off-campus events to promote the school district to visitors, business partners, alumni, students and families both current and prospective as well as participate in service projects that support the district’s mission statement.  They also become knowledgeable of the Foundation’s mission and goals.  These students are practicing to become proficient at communication and committed to their academic success

Ambassadors are juniors, and seniors with a minimum 2.75 GPA.  They also participate in community service and be active in at least one school activity (athletics, arts, clubs, etc.)  The requirements are as follows:  resume, essay, recommendation from a teacher, and a photo.   An interview will follow should the applicant be in the prospective group of ambassadors. The selected members as well as their parent/guardian will be required to sign a contract for a one year commitment.

Expectations of Petal High School Ambassadors include:

  • Conduct personal contacts to guests, visitors, etc.

  • Attend city, school, and alumni functions

  • Participate in workshops

  • Wear Ambassador apparel

  • Have no more than 2 unexcused absences

  • Expectations may be added or removed based upon decisions of the Administration

  • Contribute the $40.00 fee for uniform appeal.

  • Sell Ambassador fundraising raffle tickets

Benefits of being a Petal High School Ambassador include:​

 

  • Training sessions in Business Etiquette, Introductions, Body Language, Business Conversation, Manners at Dinner, Service Procedure and other pertinent leadership training

  • Networking in Foundation and community events—“Friends of the Foundation” Campaign, Homecoming, Donor Small Group gatherings, Fundraising Dinners, “Laughter and Lagniappe” Crawfish Boil and Auction, Donor/Scholarship Brunch and other events planned throughout the year.

  • Educational field trips to the Mississippi State Capitol Tour, and other interesting venues.

Ambassadorship applications are accepted in March, with interviews conducted in April for the following school year.

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