Lana G., Loraleigh M., and Joe H. from the Hillsboro FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Conference in Washington, DC June 5 through June 9. Loraleigh said, “WLC was a good experience for making great friends, while learning how to help our community and respect diversity in our nation's capital.” FFA members can attend the conference during one of seven weeks through July 28. They spend the week under the guidance of professionals, counselors, and FFA staff. In workshops, seminars and small groups, members focus on identifying and developing their personal strengths and goals while undergoing comprehensive leadership training that help them guide their local FFA chapters. The capstone of the event is a civic engagement activity where participants apply what they have learned to a hands-on activity.
Submitted by Joe H.