We hope that, once the hotels in Laurel get to know us and see the impact we bring to their community, they will be able to accommodate room blocks for us. In the meantime, please feel free to search for your own rooms in Laurel, Ellisville and Hattiesburg. If you need assistance, please contact your Regional Director.
If you're a smaller group traveling to Laurel, don't forget to check for short-term rentals like AirBNB's. Laurel has over 100 properties to choose from and the pricing is likely less than a hotel!
Thursday and Friday will be workshop days at the Magnolia!
Have a great idea for a workshop?
Would you or your team like to perform your National or Tribal Anthem at the regional? Complete the attached form and submit your audition video to be considered!
To submit your audition video, click the link below and include your name, team number, and the event you'll be attending (Magnolia or Bayou). Attach or link your video and we'll get back to you once the deadline passes to let you know if you're chosen.
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2023
We're currently working on meal options for teams and volunteers. Stay tuned to your email and check back often to learn more!
GREAT NEWS! The Magnolia Center allows outside food and drink! Remember.... no food allowed in the pits! We'll have designated areas for teams to gather for meals, meetings and just to hang out.
Nominate your team member to be a Magnolia Regional Ambassador!
Student ambassadors play the very important role of being the "face" of the event giving VIP tours, assisting with event tasks, and more!
Ambassadors must be outgoing, friendly, and have first-hand knowledge of FIRST and its impact.
Wednesday 5-8 PM
During Wednesday load-in, meet your fellow team members for food and fun at the Magnolia Blues & BBQ!
(non-meat options will be available)
Friday March 17, 2023
We're taking our team social to the streets in support the Laurel community!
Magnolia on Main
Central Creativity will be our starting point beginning at 6:30PM. Come and get your wristbands and all of the instructions for games, food and fun!
Pit Map and Load-in
We're working hard to create the layout of this new venue! Please stay tuned to your team emails and check back soon for updates!
Submit your Pit Placement Requests HERE.
Help us celebrate the achievement of our seniors! Submit your team's class of 2023 members for our Senior Spotlight!
Include in your submission:
1. The student's first name
2. Team Number and name
3. School or Homeschool
4. Mentor name and email
By submitting the image, you certify that you have parental or guardian permission to share the likeness and identifying information of the student.