The representatives competed against approximately 1,200 students from 98 middle and high schools in 15 states while enhancing skills by participating in council meetings with other state schools, workshops, team-building exercises and community service projects in the Greenville area.
“(By attending the conference,) I gained more leadership skills, which will help me to be a better leader and be helpful to people in my future,” eighth-grader Kaylie Stephens said.
According to MMS teacher Anna Firestone, one of the community service projects required the students to visit the Triune Mercy Center where they collected blankets and wrote encouraging letters for the homeless.
Firestone added that the school won first place in community service fundraising for their “Beard-a-Teacher” fundraiser held in December and third place in technology for their orientation video produced for students and parents.
The SASC also awarded the school Diamond Membership status for donating to the association’s scholarship fund.
Seventh-grader Angelynn Luckado capped off the wave of awards with her second-place honor in the association’s poster contest with her submission entitled, “Lights, Camera, Action — Alabama.”
“The students represented the state of Alabama, Talladega County and the Munford Schools well while at the conference,” MMS Student Council Adviser Lorrie Macoy said. “Their enthusiasm and hard work showed in the awards they won as well as their attitudes while working with other schools at the conference.”
Their efforts did not go unnoticed by MMS Principal Angel Carter as she commended the group upon their return.
“I am proud of Macoy and our SGA,” Carter said.
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