On Tuesday, September 2nd, eight L.E.A.D. Ambassadors were guests of Major General Ronald L. Johnson (Two Stars) at the College Football Hall of Fame Dinner. The West Point Society of Atlanta hosted the dinner in celebration of the Hall of Fame’s relocation to Atlanta and the West Point Academy’s leadership role in founding the National Football Foundation, the parent of the College Football Hall of Fame.
|A few of Atlanta’s finest student-athletes visiting one of Atlanta’s finest new establishment:
The College Football Hall of Fame.
The following is a reflection on their experience.
What was the most impressive thing that you saw tonight?
Ambassador Vernard Kennedy: One of the impressive things I saw was all the alumni that were committed to The Academy (The West Point Academy).
What is something that you saw tonight that you have never seen before?
Ambassador Derrick Walker: I’ve never seen two rivals get together, get along and enjoy one another. I guess they had one goal in mind: to protect and represent the USA.
What do Atlanta Public School Students (APS) students need to know about tonight’s event?
Ambassador TJ Pittman: They need to know that the students who attend West Point Academy are very respected and that they are excellent role models. We can do the same too.
Describe how you feel about life after tonight’s event?
Ambassador Emanuel Wilson: I feel that life is a blessing; just to be around some of the people I was around tonight was a blessing. This evening has shown me that life is all about connecting with other people – the right people. Life is hard, I say this because of the Generals that I saw with battle scars and scars that have changed them forever, but they found a way to overcome hard times. It was a blessing to be around them along with the Hall of Famers.
What’s the best way to repay Major General Ronald Johnson for inviting us?
Ambassador Desmond Jones: Wow, this was a really great experience! He showed loyalty and stewardship by inviting us. Without him, we would’ve never been able to take advantage of a opportunity such as this. I think we should present him with an Ambassador ring for showing some of our core values.
Describe the College Football Hall Of Fame facility?
Ambassador Austin Evans: I describe the college football Hall of Fame facility as a place of great history and engulfed with school spirit. An experience like none other. It was an opportunity to tap into the history books and be amazed. The film was creative and mind blowing. I could feel the school spirit and emotion flowing through my body as I walked through the tour. It was honestly a night I will never forget.