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 seven 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 Quinn Garrett at or (601) 371-8003.

  • Step 1: Review the interview questions.
  • Step 2: Set up a camera in a clean space free from distractions to record your video response.
  • Step 3: Record an answer to each question. You have a maximum time limit of 15 minutes to answer all questions.
  • Step 4: Once you’ve completed the recording for your video, name it* and upload the video using this link.
    • *Video files need to be named with applicant’s NAME_SCHOOL_DATE
      • Ex. QuinnGarrett_Calloway_0907.mp4
  • Step 5: Complete the three fields below the interview questions here.
  • Step 6: Click the “Complete” button!

All video submissions are due Monday, September 25th at 11:59PM CST.

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?