Emerson Reading To Succeed Parent-School liaison Kristen Burnett helps 7-year-old Ian Pickle and his mother Elizabeth Pickle select a book at Emerson Family Resource Centerâ€™s Family Literacy Day Saturday. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)
They call themselves â€śLemersonâ€ť â€” a portmanteau combining the Emerson Family Resource Center where they volunteer and the lemon-yellow color of the shirts that identify them as volunteers with Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Day One Leadership Community.
Day One challenges freshmen to build leadership skills by organizing events that give back to the community. Kelsey Huggins, a junior in MSUâ€™s Montgomery Leadership program, said Day One was subdivided into multiple teams with their own nicknames, and the team she led chose the nickname Lemerson.
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