By Kendall Dodson, NCHS FFA Chapter Reporter
From January 29 through the 30, students from FFA chapters across Illinois attended the 212° Leadership Conference. This conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Alex Johannes, Riley Bergmann, Emily Stern, Todd Jahnke, Tabor Kozuszek, Cheyenne Pedtke, Chloe Pelka, Liz Bierman, and Megan Smith, members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the event January 29-30, 2016 in Collinsville.
212° – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of personal leadership. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212° Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of all aspects of personal growth. FFA members attend sessions on mental, emotional, physical, and social growth. Students leave this experience with a personal plan for self improvement.