Student is headmaster or a day

Headmaster Kirby McCrary stands beside Draughn as he works.

As the school year has officially ended, graduations have taken place, awards have been handed out and children are enjoying the pool, so officials with Millennium Charter Academy decided to look back at the highlights of the year.

One of those, according to the school, was when student Myles Draughn was allowed to be headmaster for the day.

Millennium Charter Academy held a fundraising auction event at Cross Creek Country Club, where Angelia and Jason Draughn, parents of Myles, won the bid for headmaster for a day.

After school testing and the end of year activities began, Myles became headmaster. Dressing in formal attire wearing a suit jacket and tie, Draughn began his duties.

After getting settled into his new work space by bringing a picture of his family to display—Myles was off to visit classrooms.

Myles assisted the upper-school director by running daily errands; helped plan a thank you dinner for the Millennium Parents and Concerned Teachers committee, over which his mother Angelia is head director.

A fire drill was also conducted by Draughn where he engaged the alarm and followed up to make sure all faculty and students were safe.

However, regular headmaster Kirby McCrary’s decided he couldn’t allow Draughns day to go so smoothly, calling in a little help.

School board member Hugh Campbell, parked in a fire zone while at the school to make a conference call; in which he could not be disturbed. Police Chief Dale Watson was called in and informed Myles that there was a car registered to Campbell and that the vehicle was to be moved immediately.

Myles, knowing Campbell could not be disturbed, had to make a decision as to whether or not to allow students to be potentially put into danger or to disturb Campbell and ask him to move his vehicle.

He opted for having Campbell’s car moved.

According to the school, Myles learned being in charge isn’t just telling people what to do but involves many aspects, such as thinking about the safety of his fellow classmates and his teachers.

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