Two FFA Members Attend Washington Leadership Conference
By Alex Johannes,
Nashville FFA Members, Kendall Dodson and Brendon Schettler, attended the annual Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on From June 26 to July 3, 2016. FFA members from all across Illinois met in Springfield and Urbana to embark on their trip east to the annual Washington Leadership Conference. To start off the trip, members visited the Pentagon Memorial, the National Museum of American History, took a dinner cruise on the Potomac River, visited George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, and toured the Holocaust museum, Arlington National Cemetery, and the U.S. Capitol
In addition to touring D.C., members also had the opportunity to participate in leadership building sessions at the Omni Shoreham Hotel hosted by facilitators from the National FFA Organization. During the five-day event, attendees learned how to become effective leaders by learning their purpose, how to value people, how to take action, and how to serve others. Members left WLC with the knowledge and the confidence to act in ways that help their schools, community, and their country. The event concluded with a service project that included packaging 63,106 meals for the organization “Meals for Hope”.
Schorfheide And McClay Attend FFA Leadership Camp
By Alex Johannes,
Nashville FFA members, Austin Schorfheide and Callie McClay attended the annual FFA Leadership Camp at 4-H Memorial Campgrounds in Monticello, IL on July 26 through July 29, 2016.
This camp is an activity of the Illinois Association FFA, and invited were FFA members from across the state for a fun-filled week.
Leadership Camp is truly the experience of a lifetime for over 300 FFA members each year, and through camp traditions such as the challenge course and the annual Ag Olympics, campers learned to work as a team.
This year’s camp theme, “Build”, truly shined as each and every camper developed their potential as a young leader.
Many campers even stepped out of their comfort zones through activities such as the talent show where many members showcased their talents such as singing, stand-up comedy, and even hula hooping.
Other camp favorites included a keynote from past Illinois FFA State President, David Mouse, the red and blue water balloon war, and the red and blue dance.
All members would agree it was another memorable week in history at FFA Leadership Camp.