Two Fayette FFA members attend conference 2012.06.13

Written by David Green.

Two Fayette High School FFA members attended the National FFA Organization’s 2012 Washington Leadership Conference June 5-9.

Demi Powers and Cole Burkholder represented the Fayette chapter at the annual conference which focuses on leadership development, personal growth and community service.

More than 2,200 FFA members throughout the U.S. will attend one of the seven week-long sessions. Created in 1969 and held annually in Washington, D.C., the conference helps students develop leadership skills, identify personal strengths, develop awareness of societal differences and human needs, and plan strategy on how they can help others through community service. 

Throughout the week, each student develops a community-service initiative for their local community with the intention of returning home and implementing their plans.

At the conclusion of each weekly session of the Leadership Conference students participate in a Day of Service, where they work together on a community-service project. This year students will volunteer more than 9,500 hours to pack and ship thousands of meals to Nicaragua to help battle hunger. 

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