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Marjory Johnson Honored for 50 Years at Macon

The Macon family honored Ms. Marjory Johnson for 50 years of service as a 4th grade teacher. A 1965 graduate of the former Macon Academy in Tuskegee, Ms. Johnson returned to spend her entire teaching career at her alma mater after receiving her degree in elementary education from Auburn University. The student body, faculty, and administration, along with family and former teachers, assembled to unveil a plaque naming the lower school building in her honor.  Special guest, Jimmy Wilson said that Ms. Johnson could be credited with leading the effort to relocate the school to its current location in Cecil as enrollment declined at the Tuskegee campus.  A former classmate of Ms. Johnson and former coach and headmaster at MA, it was an honor to have Wilson on hand for the ceremony.  Ms. Johnson was humbled by the ovation and the surprise unveiling of the sign that now hangs at the entrance to the lower school facility.  She expressed her love and devotion to Macon East and added what a joy it had been to teach so many students throughout 50 years, including her sons and grandchildren.

By |2019-08-27T17:30:57+00:00May 16th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

MEA Drama Presents “The Wizard of Oz”

Macon East Academy’s Drama Club performed a version of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz on May 10, 2019. The students worked tirelessly for months to bring this wonderful show to life; they were busy building sets, designing and making costumes, and practicing their lines. Cast members performed their roles to perfection, amazing and delighting the audience!  The main cast included: Rachel Sargent as Dorothy, Anna Claire Berrey as The Wicked Witch, Ethan Jones as Scarecrow, Jaden Rossell as Tin Man, Jordan Rossell as The Cowardly Lion. Other cast members included: Lane Johnson as The Wizard of Oz, Kaiden Merritt as Glinda and Ozian Anna Watson as Nikko, Munchkin Coroner  and Cabbie, Johnny Mathis as Uncle Henry and Ozian Guard, Kaiden Byrom as Aunt EM, Munchkin, and Ozian, DeDe Frazier as Munchkin Mayor and Ozian, Jaiden McDowell as Tornado, Munchkin and Ozian Doorman, and Jameson Byrom as Munchkin and Ozian. Stage lighting and sound technicians included: Cody Nesbitt, Belle Browder, Ally Matthews and Trent Watson.  The Drama Club is made up of students in 7th-12th grade and led by Mrs. Rayleen Luis.  Along with the annual spring play, the drama club competes in AISA performing arts competition at the district and state level.

By |2019-08-27T17:43:59+00:00May 14th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Honors Day

The upper school Honors Day ceremony is a time to recognize the accomplishments of students in grades 7-12.  The senior class members are presented scholarship certificates from college and university representatives as well as community organizations. A variety of awards and honors are bestowed upon the students for academic accomplishments, community service, and leadership.  At the conclusion of the honors day program, the seniors receive their honor chords to be worn at graduation.



By |2019-08-27T17:38:09+00:00May 14th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Mu Alpha Theta

Congratulations to the high school students inducted into Macon East Academy’s chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society: Kayle Bell, Jackson Ceman, Anne Turner Cobb, Tucker Neven, Hannah Paik, Ellie Kate Wilkerson, Emily Brooks, Bradford Nickles, Georgia Blaze, Colby Cox, Will Desmarais, Brianna Johnson, Jonathan Mathis, Tanner Moore, Emily Nickles, Aiden Steyer, Sara Stuckey, and Mary Hunter Wright.  Mu Alpha Theta recognizes excellence in mathematics, and the MEA chapter is sponsored by Mrs. Melissa Baker.  Serving as Mu Alpha Theta officers for 2018-2019 are Nate Center – President, Jake Gracey – Vice President, and Madisyn Kennedy – Secretary/Treasurer.

By |2019-08-27T17:17:50+00:00May 11th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a 10-week youth development program for girls in grades 3 to 6. It centers around group sessions where the girls discuss and learn strategies on how to successfully handle the many issues girls face in today’s society. At the same time, they are training to run a 5K at the end of the 10 weeks. There is also an emphasis on making a positive impact in their community and beyond. The girls choose, plan, and implement a project to help a local organization.

This was Macon East’s first year to participate in the Girls on the Run program, and it was a wonderful addition to our elementary extracurricular activities.  Thanks to the girls’ coach Ms. Kathy Loomis, along with Kayla Boroff and Taylor Anne Surles, for serving as mentors and role models.  On May 4, the girls and their running buddies completed a 5K at Cloverdale Park.

By |2019-08-27T17:32:58+00:00May 10th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments

Jackson Ceman Signs with AUM

Macon East baseball player, Jackson Ceman signed to play with the AUM Warhawks. Jackson is a 2-year starter for the Knights program under Coach Bob Pickett. He hit over .330 with 30 stolen bases and 58 RBI’s in the 2019 season. His fielding percentage was over .930 at 2nd base, and on the mound he was 4-1 with 1 save. Jackson was a part of 66 combined wins his junior and senior season and was an integral part of the 2018 AISA AA State Championship team.  Jackson is the son of Deidre and Chad Ceman.  He is not only a stand-out on the athletic field; he will be attending AUM on an academic scholarship.  Jackson is one of 8 members of the Class of 2019 continuing their athletic endeavors at the collegiate level.

By |2019-08-27T17:41:08+00:00May 7th, 2019|Baseball, News and Events|0 Comments

AISA AAA Softball State Runner-Up

The Lady Knights softball team finished the 2019 season with a record of  51-18 and were 3A Region Champs. As has become tradition, they headed into the state tournament at Lagoon Park as the team to beat, holding 6 state champion titles in the last 8 years.  A loss early in the final day of play to Glenwood, put the team in the losers bracket.  They battled back into the final game of the division AAA tournament, but fell again to Glenwood (4-3) to take home their second State Runner-Up trophy in those 8 years. Devyn Debardelaben, Kadence Ward, and Caroline Capps earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

Madisyn Kennedy, Dawn Johnson, Kayle Bell, and TJ James will represent Macon East in the senior AISA All Star game on June 4 at Lagoon Park, and Emi Lott and Caroline Capps will play on the junior team.

By |2019-08-27T17:30:24+00:00May 7th, 2019|News and Events, Softball|0 Comments

Stringer Takes 2nd Place at State

Macon East golfer, Bishop Stringer ended the AISA State Golf Tournament as the Individual State Runner-Up. Coming into the final round at the Troy Country Club three shots off the lead, Bishop battled back to tie the lead. The top two golfers headed into a 3 hole shoot out for the championship. Bishop lost the lead on the final hole to take home 2nd place honors. He was once again selected to this year’s AISA All-Star golf team. As the only golfer representing Macon East, Bishop has had to compete as an individual all season.  Wracking up first and second place finishes in AISA tournaments across the state, Bishop is looking forward to 2020 and a successful senior season.
By |2019-08-27T17:21:36+00:00May 5th, 2019|Golf, News and Events|0 Comments

Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award Banquet

Seniors, Connor Higbe and Madisyn Kennedy represented Macon East Academy at the 60th annual Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award ceremony at Frazer United Methodist Church on April 30.  Since 1959, the objective of the Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award program has been to recognize Christian leadership in athletics and to encourage and inspire others to emulate the man whose memory is perpetuated by this award. The current status of the Hitchcock Award is stronger than ever before and is held in high status in the Montgomery area. Each year coaches nominate senior athletes who have displayed the most outstanding qualities of Christian leadership in athletics and possesses the following qualities: strong character, dependability, 100% effort, team leadership, church leadership, school leadership, and scholastic leadership. Freshman students who exhibit these same qualities are also invited to attend the annual banquet and be recognized.  This year, Ali Churchwell and Luke Noffsinger represented Macon East Academy as freshman certificate recipients.  Connor and Madisyn were both honored to be part of a prestigious group of Hitchcock nominees as their full resume of athletic, academic and volunteer accomplishments were shared with the auditorium full of parents, coaches, Hitchcock committee members and special guests.

Legistlative Day

Macon East seniors (l-r), Tanner McNaughton, Sydney Weverink, Jake Gracey, Bailey Nyberg, Parker Hardegree, and Madisyn Kennedy participated in this year’s Legislative Day hosted by the Alabama Bankers Association. The April 17 event featured guest speaker Will Ainsworth, Alabama’s lieutenant governor. Legislative Day allows ABA members from all over Alabama to bring high school students to Montgomery to learn about the legislative process and meet their elected officials. Participants have an opportunity to visit the House chamber, learn how bills become law, take part in a mock vote, and tour the Capitol.


By |2019-08-27T17:23:17+00:00April 27th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments