On November 7, 2016, S.L. Mason Student Council officers went to the Georgia Association of Student Councils Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. After an opening sessions, officers were escorted to the Georgia State Capitol for breakout sessions. These sessions included topics involving local, state, and federal government. One officer even got to assist Senator Elect Blake Tillery (District 19) during his workshop. It was a very neat experience for him. After the workshops, students returned to the Depot for a Lunch and Learn session. Elementary and Middle School students sat together and discussed issues that our students are dealing with on a daily basis and how they could help fix them. Some of the issues discussed were: poverty, education, issues that divide, environment, emotional/mental health, and leadership. Students were exposed to as many as three different topics and discussions during their lunch session. After lunch, students were escorted to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. This was a favorite portion of the day for all! Our 5th grade officers were able to see their Civil Rights Social Studies unit come to life. Students were able to listen to recordings, see video, view actual documents and manuscripts from our Civil Rights leaders. They were also introduced to many other Global Leaders who have done things to help or hinder Human Rights around the world. This was a big eye opener to some of them. Officers really enjoyed their time and are anxiously awaiting the next Student Council meeting to share what they learned.