JPS Global Citizenship Interview Portal

Congratulations on making it to the interview stage of the Jackson Public Schools Global Citizenship Project application process. For this stage, you will need to record your responses to the five questions included below. Your interview will be shared with a panel of community members, JPS educators, and previous project participants and their parents.

We have included the steps to record your video below. If you have issues with Safari or Chrome web browsers, try to use Firefox or Edge. You can also record your video from a mobile phone or tablet. If you have any issues or questions, contact Lena Horne at or (601) 371-8003.

  • Step 1: Review the interview questions.
  • Step 2: Click “Record Video“ in the gray box beneath the fields.
  • Step 2: Grant access to the microphone and camera on your device.
  • Step 3: Click the red circle and begin recording. Record an answer to each question. You will have 15 minutes to record your video. (Want to start over? That’s ok. Just refresh your browser to take it from the top.)
  • Step 4: Click the red circle to stop recording.
  • Step 5: Complete the three fields below the video box (first/last name, school, and grade)
  • Step 6: Click the “Submit Video” button!
  • If you are recording your video on a mobile phone or tablet, you will need to click the “Record or select a video file” button, and then click “Take Video.” Once your camera comes on,  change to your front-facing camera to record (unless someone is holding it for you!). Once you’re done, select “Use Video” and click “Upload.”

Interview Questions

  1. What’s one thing you’ve had to overcome in your life?
  2. If you had to choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Why did you choose that word?
  3. If you could do anything or be anything and knew you could not fail, what would you do or be? Why?
  4. What do you love about the City of Jackson? What about your specific community or neighborhood?
  5. If you could change one thing about your community or school, what would it be and why?
  6. Name three things you believe are issues for high school scholars in Jackson.
  7. What book, television show, or movie has had a significant impact on your life thus far? Why did it make an impact and how did it change the way you think about yourself or the world?