Macon East sophomore, Rachel Sargent was honored to be selected to attend the University of Alabama’s Capstone Leadership Academy on March 1st and 2nd. The 150 attendees from all over Alabama participated in leadership training, group activities, and heard from several motivational speakers. The theme of the two day leadership conference was “Vision, Value, and Voice.” Rachel said she really enjoyed the speakers and making friends with other sophomore leaders from Alabama high schools. Rachel was chosen to apply for the prestigious Capstone Leadership Academy by her teachers and selected to attend after submitting an essay application to the Capstone Council. The purpose of the two-day event is to give students the tools and the training to apply their leadership skills to opportunities in their own communities.