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Rachel Sargent Named Distinguished Young Woman

Macon East Academy senior, Rachel Sargent was named Macon County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2020. Rachel is an outstanding student who has attended Macon East since kindergarten. She  excels in the classroom and has countless hours and volunteerism and mission work to her credit. Along with the title, Rachel was awarded $4,100 in scholarship money to be used at the college of her choice. Placing first in the interview, talent, fitness, and scholastic categories, Rachel was also named the Spirit of DYW award winner and the “Be Your Best Self” essay winner. Rachel wowed the judges at the Macon County event with her vocal and piano performance  of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” earning her the title and opportunity to compete in the state level Distinguished Young Woman program at Frazer United Methodist Church on January 17-18, 2020.

By |2019-10-16T17:22:55+00:00August 7th, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Kayla Boroff and Rachel Sargent, seniors at Macon East Academy, were among four students from the Montgomery area selected to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Washington, D.C. Youth Tour in July. Representing Dixie Electric Cooperative, the local students 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 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.

By |2019-10-16T17:31:29+00:00July 30th, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Lions Leadership

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 Leadership Forum’s 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. The participants enjoyed leadership training, motivational speakers, and a fun trip to Camp Butter and Egg for some exciting team building.

By |2019-10-16T17:34:14+00:00July 1st, 2019|Blog, 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

Boys and Girls 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 and Girls 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. During the week at Boys 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 Alabama civic leaders, working alongside the veteran members of the American Legion, and a visit from Coach Nick Saban.

Emi Lott represented Macon East Academy at this year’s Alabama 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 Session of Alabama Girls State was held on the campus of The University of Alabama June 9-14. During the Alabama Girls State program, delegates have the opportunity to learn about local and state government through a variety of speakers, workshops, and activities. 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, “I enjoyed every part of Girls State, and although I wasn’t elected to office, I became much more confident in public speaking.” She also enjoyed participating in mock government among her city and served on several committees for her city and party.

 

By |2019-10-16T17:15:44+00:00June 24th, 2019|Blog|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