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YLA tours Atmore industries
By LILLIAN BONNER Special to Atmore News For Youth Leadership Atmore’s January session, held January 8, the group visited and learned about different industries within the town. Despite having grown up in Atmore, most of the members were very surprised to learn of Atmore’s employment opportunities. To start the day, the group toured Alto Products Corporation. During the tour, the group learned that Alto specializes in building their own friction…
YLA learns importance of first impressions
By ANNA RUTH SMITH Special to Atmore News The 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Atmore class met on January 9 for their monthly session at the United Bank Incubator. The title of this meeting was “My Best First Impression,” involving mock interviews where each student was required to bring in a resume. There were several notable speakers such as Bob Jones, the CEO of United Bank; Atmore Mayor Jim Staff; Anne Hetzel…
Busy times for YLA
Special to Atmore News It’s been a busy past few weeks for Youth Leadership Atmore. On December 5, they completed the History of Atmore session. The morning started at Trinity Episcopal Church with breakfast provided by Anchor Cafe. Jerry Gehman opened the session on the history of the railroad system and how it affected the birth of Atmore. Linda Ellison, who played Mrs. Carney, taught the early history of Atmore…
YLA ‘in full swing’
Special to Atmore News Youth Leadership Atmore is in full swing! They hosted breakfast for the local first responders and other emergency personnel in the area on October 24. They met with Atmore Police Department and Fire Department as well as Poarch Police Department and Fire Department. They learned about the day-to-day activities and listened to stories of them out in the field. Chaz McGhee, a YLA participant, stated that…
YLA goes behind the scenes in Montgomery
By BAILEY HAYLES Special to Atmore News On April 12, Youth Leadership Atmore visited the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. We had the opportunity to meet State Treasurer Young Boozer, Representative Alan Baker, and Chief Justice Lyn Stuart (who was born and raised in Atmore and graduated from Escambia County High School). The first stop on our trip was at the Alabama State House, where we were given a behind…