Alderman Donovan gave a riveting speech on Wednesday March 26th to the sixth and seventh grade students here at MMSA. Alderman Donovan encouraged each student to find the leader within themselves, to become the good leaders that our society needs and not to fall victim to those leading toward negativity around us. Donovan expressed the need to learn about previous great leaders, and gave a mesmerizing example of Nelson Mandela, to the students. He encouraged them to gather their own copy of “Invictus”, a poem that inspired Mandela, and to read a great deal about other historical leaders in order to be both inspired and learn more about how to be a leader. Donovan left the students emboldened and supported that they too could be someone great.