• Lee County Young Leaders

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  • 2018-2019 Young Leaders at Auburn University for Education Day
  • Sessions / Habitude Lessons

    Modeled after Leadership Lee County, as well as some youth leadership programs across the state, the Lee County Young Leaders program (LCYL) is a program of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce. One of the goals of the Chamber is to help grow leaders in our community to meet future challenges that arise in our city, county and state. The program serves as a vehicle to help cultivate the potential in our young people to assume positions of responsibility in their communities at an early age. Twenty-seven juniors in high schools, home schools and private schools in Lee County are chosen for the program through an application process. The 9-month program requires one full day out of school which is an excused absence. The student also receives a 1 hour Leadership credit to Southern Union.

    Lee County Young Leaders helping out at the East Alabama Food Bank (picture above.)

  • 2021-2022 Class

    Auburn High School
    Patrick Bingham
    Kylie Nimmo
    Jahanzeb Rafay
    Gracie Wilson
    Jack Wisdom

    Beauregard High
    James Conway
    Joshua Len
    Gracie Sosebee

    Beulah High
    Emma Brewer
    Caty McConnell

    Loachapoka High School
    Latunda Echols
    Jahunna Neston

    Glenwood Academy
    Tristan Mayhand

  • Opelika High School
    Railey Jones
    Lindsie Klepper
    Sydney Lowe
    Ellis Andrew Royal
    Vera SmithT

    Smiths Station High
    Jaelyn Chance
    Latham Girona
    Mary-Carol Graydon
    Thomas Kelley
    Cadence Vining

    Trinity Christian
    Anna Kate Hammett

    Lee- Scott Academy
    Libby Williamson
    Emma Frances Zellner

    Home School

  • 2019-2020  Sponsors
           Opelika City Council  l Glynn Smith Chevrolet - Buick - GMC
    Walmart DC  l  Pharmative   l  Baxter International  l  Auburn Kiwanis
    l Southern Union State Community College  l  City of Smiths Station


               2021-2022    Young Leader Board of Directors
    Mackenzie Poole, Director              Opelika Chamber of Commerce       
    Dr. Jason Wright, Chair                   Lee County Schools
    Andrea Mitchell, Vice Chair            City of Auburn, Economic Development
    Judy Jones, Secretary                    Retired, Social Worker
    Pam Norris, Treasurer                     AMSTI - Auburn University
    Gina Allen                                         AUM
    Tara Barr                                           Extension Office
    James Bush                                     City of Opelika
    Vertrina Grubbs                               Southern Union
    Marie Harris                                      Auburn City Schools
    Jamie Lowe                                       Administrator, Judge Fellows

    Andre Marcus                                   East Alabama Medical Center
    Wendy Mickle                                   ESG Operations, LLC
    Katie Murray                                     Opelika City Schools

    Myles Tatum                                     MidSouth Paving, Inc.
    Bailey Ward                                      Auburn University
    Fred Woods                                      Retired, Newspaper

    Gary Branch                                      Southern Union State Community College
    Ali Rauch                                           Opelika Chamber of Commerce



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