Merrol Hyde Magnet School

It was a fun experience and an exciting weekend for the 43 students from Merrol Hyde who attended the Youth in Government conference in Nashville on March 31-April 3. The YMCA Center for Civic Engagement is a statewide leadership development and civics program designed to allow students  to experience the processes of government in a hands-on way. Students in the program engage in mock governments at the state level. At the YIG conference, students make friends from a variety of backgrounds, engage in respectful debate, practice public speaking, and find their voice.


Congratulations to the following award winners...

 Outstanding Statesperson:

MHMS YIG Outstanding Statesperson Winnder

Brady Field,  Kami Sahihi, Alyssa Maddern


Outstanding Written Bill:

YIG 2022 Outstanding Written Bill

Carter Smith, Jesse Thomas, Saad Ali, Collin Francel, Drew Martin, Andy Wattanaskolpant


New Officers for 2023 YIG Conference

YIG 2022 New Officers

Aubrey King Speaker of the Red Senate

Shameema Imam Clerk of the Blue House

Lily Sahihi Clerk of the White House


Outstanding press delegate:

Kinslei Crouch


Supreme Court winners of senior award and final case senior team:

YIG 2022 Supreme Court Winners

Lily Sahihi and Sophie Bricker 

Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is a unique, K-12 learning community that uses the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child--mind, body, and spirit--to meet the needs of students.  We will provide intentional, rigorous, accelerated college-preparatory instruction focused on humanities and critical and creative thinking.

We will create a collaborative community where students and teachers actively engage in continual growth and learning, seek out and civilly discuss diverse ideas and values, and pursue solutions to enrich their lives and the lives of others.