Around Town 3

Polo Team Forming in South Fulton 
Needs Your Help

“To me, polo is the one of the things that I can easily keep a direct focus on. It makes me take responsibility for my choices, both long-term and short-term. Without it, I would probably not have something to keep me going each week.” –Caleb Cherry

“My first polo lesson was interesting, especially the part about hitting the ball. My favorite part about the day was watching the match. The experience taught me that playing polo is harder than I thought it would be.” –Cameron Pate

“The polo introductory lesson was very informative and was fun at the same time. I learned a little about the player’s background and about the sport…I had an amazing time practicing some of the basics of the sport. I believe the meeting was highly successful because it convinced me to want to join.” –Conner Pate

“Watching and experiencing polo for the first time was great. I loved it. It’s a very unique and all-around sport. Polo is a sport that can get you obsessed with it.” –Thomas Woods

These are comments of Fulton Leadership Academy scholars after visiting the Atlanta Regional Polo Center with the Emory University Polo Team on November 14, 2015. FLA Polo will be Georgia’s only K-12 school polo team, to compete with other students nationwide and to advance in college and global opportunities. Your support is needed to sponsor the team at $2,250 a month! Contact Jolie Liston, ARPC Director at, or Aletha R. Cherry, polo parent, at

SFL Serves as a Judge for Local 
Can Do Good Competition: Do Good. Be Creative. Give Back.

Michelle Willis was one of the judges for this competetion featuring high school students in South Fulton from Banneker, Creekside, McClarin Tri-Cities and Westlake. Launched in 2009, Can Do Good (CDG) is a social design-build competition steered by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc. (GMC) that provides students with hands-on learning and teaches the importance of giving back to the community. The competition is open to kindergarten through 12th grade students in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Students will organize canned food drives and design and build creative structures using the collected items, which are then donated to a local food bank or charitable organization. Congrats Westlake High School who will go on to the next level.

GMC will match the donation of the winning team from each division, in addition to presenting them with the title of Best Can Do Good Structure in the Southeast and a check for $1,000!

SFL Publisher Gives Workshop and Moderates Panel at Conference at Morehouse School of Medicine

The theme of the conference was the “It’s All About Me Movement: Reminding Women to Care for Themselves.” The Conference’s intent is to support, inspire and uplift women to live their best lives. The participants learned how to create their own joy and confidence, and network with other women for personal and professional growth. Attendees left with tools to help them live more fulfilling lives; thereby strengthening them, their families and ultimately the community.

Best of South Fulton featured 
on Orangeroom Radio Show

“The Diva” Nikki Wade recently spoke with South Fulton Lifestyle publisher on her daytime radio talkshow about the Best of South Fulton Lifestyle Awards presentation.  Michelle Willis also was able to speak on creating awareness of the magazine and efforts on branding the  South Fulton area. Orange Room Radio was created in 2013 to provide an alternative to the regularity of mainstream radio, playing real music: jazz, funk, hip hop, R&B, indie, underground and world beat.

An Afternoon in the Country 
at Serenbe

SFL was present and accounted for at this muddy but highly enjoyable event, sponsored by Les Dames D’escoffiers.