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Back to School Bash

Macon East Academy held its second annual Back to School Bash and Silent Auction on August 18, 2019. The event, hosted by the PTO, brings families from the school and community together for an afternoon of fun and fellowship for all ages. Kids enjoyed carnival games and prizes, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, and more. The touch-a-truck area gave all a chance to get an up close look at police and emergency vehicles, power company lift trucks, as well as several antique tractors. Older kids had a blast at the dunking booth, aiming to soak their coaches and headmaster with a toss of the ball. The day is topped off with a silent auction, featuring a wide variety of items up for the bidding. The Bash was a great success thanks to a great turnout, generous local sponsors, and the many hardworking volunteers. The PTO is already planning for even more fun next year.

 

By |2019-08-27T16:05:39+00:00August 20th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Macon East Cheerleaders Attend UCA Camp

The varsity and junior varsity cheer squads from Macon East Academy enjoyed a great week at UCA cheer camp.  Cheerleaders from all AISA (Alabama Independent School Association) schools convened at Troy University for a week full of instruction and competition.  The varsity squad brought home trophies in the dance, sideline and cheer categories, while the JV squad received honors for dance and cheer.  Six Macon East cheerleaders were selected as UCA All-American Cheerleaders and given the opportunity to cheer in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade or London’s New Year’s Day Parade.  UCA All-Americans are: Georgia Blaze, Kayla Boroff, Taylor Anne Surles, and Mary Hunter Wright (varsity); Abby Wilson and Ryann Moseley (junior varsity).  Seniors, Kayla Boroff and Taylor Anne Surles were selected as AISA All-Star Cheerleaders and will cheer at the AISA senior all-star football and basketball games in Montgomery.  Under the leadership of first-year cheer coach, Kindall Bishop, the team had an outstanding summer of workouts and camp in preparation for the 2019-2020 season.

By |2019-08-27T21:19:26+00:00June 30th, 2019|Cheerleading, News and Events|0 Comments

Lions Leadership Forum

Macon East Academy students, Rachel Sargent, Lane Johnson, and Tanner Moore attended the Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum this summer at Troy University.   The purpose of ALHSLF is to build and strengthen leadership, relationships, and the power to serve, among the youth in Alabama. The ALHSLF goals are to give high school students of Alabama an opportunity to strengthen their leadership, organization and service skills, to build relationships, and to network with other leaders, both youth and adult, from across the state. To encourage, motivate and empower youth to return to their communities as advocates for positive change and service through understanding and action based on effective, ethical and compassionate leadership.  The participants enjoyed leadership training, motivational speakers, and a fun trip to Camp Butter and Egg for some exciting team building.

By |2019-08-27T21:00:18+00:00June 27th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Emi Lott Attends Girls State

Emi Lott was selected to represent Macon East Academy at this year’s American Legion Girls State.  Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Alabama Girls State is a premier youth leadership program which offers a one-of-a-kind experience to its delegates. The 77th annual Alabama Girls State was held on the campus of The University of Alabama June 9-14.  During the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State program, delegates have the opportunity to learn about local and state government through a variety of speakers, workshops, and sessions. The American Legion members and veterans instill a unique understanding of our government and love of country in each participant at Girls and Boys State.  Emi said she enjoyed every part of Girls State, and although she was not elected to office, she became much more confident in public speaking.  She enjoyed participating in mock government among her city and served on several committees for her city and party.

By |2019-08-27T20:53:15+00:00June 27th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Dixie Youth Tour

Kayla Boroff and Rachel Sargent, seniors at Macon East Academy, were among 4 students from the Montgomery area selected to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Washington, D.C. Youth Tour.  Representing Dixie Electric Cooperative, the local attending joined 1,500 other students from around the country for a week of learning and fun.  Kayla and Rachel had the opportunity to visit many historic sites while in D.C., meet with legislators, see the working federal government first hand, and attend a performance at the Kennedy Center.  The purpose of the tour is to increase the knowledge of the value of rural electrification among the student leaders and encourage their future involvement in state and national government.  Kayla and Rachel both enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the Youth Tour and continue to serve as leaders among the student body at Macon East Academy.

Kayla and Rachel had previously participated in the March 2019 Montgomery Dixie Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, a three-day event where students learned about various aspects of state government and history, leadership skills, and the purpose of electric cooperatives. The Montgomery Youth Tour, attended by 150 students, included team building exercises, motivational speakers, a day working alongside state legislators, as well as a tour of historic downtown Montgomery. Guest speaker, Cea Cohen Elliot shared a message “You Are Enough,” that encouraged the attendees to be confident, capable, and understand their true value and potential.

By |2019-08-27T21:21:46+00:00June 27th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Macon East Students Attend HOBY Conference

Macon East Academy’s Will Desmarais and Emily Nickles attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference at Troy University along with other rising juniors from around the state.  For more than five decades, HOBY has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community. As America’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long history of successfully motivating young people to develop into outstanding leaders.  Will and Emily were selected by the faculty at Macon East to attend the May 24-26 seminar based on their outstanding leadership potential and above average performance in the classroom.

By |2019-08-27T21:04:11+00:00June 7th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Jake Wyrosdick Represents MEA at Boys State

Jake Wyrosdick represented Macon East Academy at the 82nd annual American Legion Alabama’s Boys State.  The week long event was held at the University of Alabama May 25 – June 1.  Alabama Boys State is one of the highest honors granted to Alabama students. Students from across the state are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals, and motivation in school and community activities. The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American government. By teaching youth to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in the successful management of a democratic society, we can keep America strong and ensure freedom for future generations. These are the distinguished, long-standing objectives of American Legion Boys States.  During the week at Boy’s State, Jake served as recreation director for his city, was selected to the city council, and served on the rules committee for the Nationalist party.  The delegates enjoyed hearing from outstanding Alabama civic leaders, working alongside the veteran members of the American Legion, and a visit from Coach Nick Saban.

By |2019-08-27T20:58:53+00:00June 7th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

A Final Fairwell to the Class of 2019

The 36 member Class of 2019 celebrated the completion of their high school days at a commencement ceremony May 20 at First Baptist Church.  Earning over $1.7 million in academic and athletic scholarships, the class was accepted into 40 colleges and universities.  Eight student athletes will continue playing baseball, football, softball, and volleyball at the collegiate level.  Nine students proudly wore the 13+ pin on their robes representing their years at Macon East Academy.  Dawn Johnson addressed the class as Valedictorian, and Isabella Fagan gave the Salutatory address.  We congratulate the Class of 2019!

 

By |2019-08-27T16:04:54+00:00May 27th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Kindergarten & 6th Grade Commencement

Dressed in white robes with royal blue MEA shawls, the Macon East kindergarten class processional didn’t leave a dry eye among the audience of parents and grandparents.  Their commencement ceremony included poems, songs, a touching slide show, and the presentation of diplomas.  Surprised by the cheers and a gift from their 6th grade buddies, the young students proudly exited the auditorium as first graders.

Following the kindergarten program, the 6th grade students took the stage for the final time as lower school students.  Along with songs they had performed at the AISA Choral Festival and the Macon East Alma Mater, several students shared essays they had written about their school and family.  As Mr. Lott, headmaster, presented their diplomas and academic awards, the students were excitedly promoted to junior high.

By |2019-08-27T20:33:35+00:00May 24th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Big Mo’s Book Club & Accelerated Reader

Some Macon East lower school students who participated in the Montgomery Biscuits Big Mo’s Book Club reading program enjoyed a night of fun at the ballpark. Launched this year, the program’s purpose was to encourage reading among Alabama students in the 40 participant schools. Students who completed six books received a free ticket to a Biscuits home game. Earlier this year, Big Mo visited Macon East to kick off the reading incentive program. Big Mo’s Book Club was a fun addition to our outstanding lower school library and Accelerated Reader program.

Macon East Accelerated Readers who met or exceeded their 4th quarter reading goals recently enjoyed a bowling party. Many thanks to librarian, Leigh Desmarais and the lower school teachers for continuing to foster a love of reading and developing reading skills above the student’s grade level.

By |2019-08-27T20:50:16+00:00May 17th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments