July 1, 2017
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Huntingdon Leadership Academy wraps up third year
Montgomery, Ala.—Forty high school juniors and seniors participated in Huntingdon College’s Huntingdon Leadership Academy, June 25–30.
HLA connects the Alabama-West Florida Conference and the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church with Huntingdon College and Duke Divinity School in efforts to engage high school students with considering and planning their response to vocational calling. Arriving from United Methodist churches across Alabama and the Florida panhandle, the students explored their calling to ministry vocations.
Activities during this year’s week-long experience included lectures, worship, service, local travel, and small group discussions. Lectures were led by Duke Divinity School Professor Dr. J. Warren Smith and by Huntingdon religion faculty. Worship was led by Huntingdon staff and guest preachers. Students served for Friendship Mission Thrift Store; toured notable civil rights sites in Montgomery; visited River Oaks Farm; and viewed works at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts that were created from biblical interpretation. Group discussions and fellowship opportunities rounded out the week’s activities.
HLA leaders included former director Sophy Shore; incoming director Rev. Macon Armistead; former chaplain Rev. Woods Lisenby; incoming chaplain Rev. Rhett Butler; former provost Dr. Chad Eggleston; Department of Religion chair Dr. Jason Borders; Huntingdon president J. Cameron West; and 12 current students or recent graduates of Huntingdon College who served as mentors.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
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