Seniors Channy Blackwell, Will Dowe, Sami Nesbitt and Mason Wray represented Macon East Academy this summer as delegates at the 7th Annual Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum. The ALHSLF is a three day leadership forum for high school students from Alabama and is held at Troy University in Troy, AL. Included in the program are keynote speakers on leadership topics, hands on leadership exercises lead by college leadership students, physical challenges at Camp Butter & Egg, team building skills at the Dogpatch Olympics, group skits, fun, fellowship and great food. Mary Kaylin Veach and Liz Dowe Filmore, both Macon East alumni, served as group leaders, as well as JV Baseball Coach Chase Barber. Three days of intense leadership training was something that both the delegates and group leaders will not soon forget. They are all encouraged to return to their communities as advocates for positive change and service through understanding and action based on effective, ethical and compassionate leadership.

(Pictured left to right: Delegates Mason Wray and Sami Nesbitt, Group Leaders Mary Kaylin Veach, Liz Dowe Filmore and Chase Barber, and Delegates Will Dow and Channy Blackwell.)