Macon County high school juniors and seniors, many of whom are fulfilling requirements for Bridge Builders Alabama, meet every other Tuesday night at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 81 between Notasulga and Tuskegee. Auburn University undergraduates work alongside them, as they develop skills related to life, work, and college. The program is funded in part by the Appalachian Regional Commission.
By Beth Givens, AU student
It was again a pleasure to see the other seven students involved in our program graduate on Thursday, May 23. I attended with three other mentors, Raven Conwell, Kadedra Smith, and Marion Royston. We not only saw our students graduate, but heard several of them sing solos in musical selections performed by the graduating class. Elizabeth Huntley–civil litigation attorney, child advocate, and member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees–gave an inspiring speech to the graduating students. She commended the Notasulga Class of 2013 for living up to their class motto, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” She said every member of the graduating class that she talked to had a firm, well thought out plan for what they wanted to do after graduation.