HSE FFA Members Attend Washington Leadership Conference

Students from across the nation attended the 2007 Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) this summer in the nation’s capital. The conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education. Maria Lunik,Thomas Moorhead, and Lauren Cook members of the Hamilton Southeastern/Fishers Chapter attended.

The week-long program helps FFA members improve their leadership skills and prepare for leadership roles in their chapters, communities and their future careers. They attended workshop sessions on persuasive communication, character leadership and building relationships, and participated in discussions on citizenship. They also participated in service learning events

“We live in an increasingly competitive world,” says Dr. Larry Case, National FFA Advisor and Coordinator, Agricultural and Rural Education with the U.S. Department of Education. “Tomorrow’s leaders must develop skills in these areas to effectively compete. Every student leaves WLC with an advantage because it gives those young people cutting-edge leadership skills and valuable insight for productive citizenship.

The National FFA Organization coordinates WLC, which attracts participants from across the country. This summer, more than 2,000 FFA members will attend one of the conference’s seven week-long sessions

Students also increase their understanding of the nation’s heritage with visits to, Arlington National Cemetery, the Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt Memorials and other historic sights in Washington, D.C. FFA is a national youth organization of 495,046 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,242 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.

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