Students take part in Leadership Academy

Published 3:07 pm Friday, May 23, 2014

One hundred outstanding high-school sophomores who have shown an interest in leadership through service were selected to participate in the Capstone Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama.

Among those who took part were Fort Dale Academy’s Stephen Hartley and Mary Claire Carlton.

The sophomores participated in recent two-day leadership and fellowship activities, sponsored by UA’s Honors College.

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The Honors College selected the sophomores from more than 200 nominated by their schools. The students participated in talks and discussions focusing on values, vision and voice.

Among the speakers was Lew Burdette, president of King’s Home, and members of UA’s Capstone Council.

The Capstone Council, which is made up of former Crimson Girls, Capstone Men and campus leaders from the 1970s, hosts the Capstone Leadership Academy. The academy’s purpose is to give the tools and training to apply to leadership opportunities in their communities for the chosen outstanding high-school sophomores in Alabama.