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.