Six Union freshmen student council members got to hear personal stories of leadership, overcoming adversity, and doing what’s right during the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy held March 29 in Des Moines. Speakers, including Aaron Thomas, principal at Aplington-Parkersburg High School and son of the late Ed Thomas; Sandy Hatfield Clubb, Director of Athletics at Drake University; Brad Waller, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations with Hy-Vee; Al Kerns, former coach and teacher at Aplington-Parkersburg High School; and Jim Miller, Emeritus Head Wrestling Coach at Warburg College.