NHS FFA Attends National Leadership Conference | Schools
Houston County, GA –Northside High School FFA chapter members attended the National FFA Organization’s 2012 Leadership Conference held June 19-23, 2012. Members Dee Dee Michell and Leigh Shawhan traveled to Washington D.C. for the summer conference. They were accompanied by their advisor, Ryan Talton.
The annual conference focuses on leadership development, personal growth and community service. More than 2,200 FFA students from throughout the U.S. attended a seven-week session in June or July.
“Students come to the Washington Leadership Conference wanting to make a difference. They leave knowing they can – and will,” said Dwight Armstrong, CEO of the National FFA Organization. “I believe students are generally aware of global problems like hunger and poverty but many are sheltered and disconnected from what’s happening in the world. During their time in Washington, FFA members experience real-world problems and take critical steps toward personal growth and developing leadership skills they’ll need to make a difference in people’s lives, starting in their own communities.”
The conclusion of each weekly session of the Washington Leadership Conference is a Day of Service, where students work together on a real, hands-on community-service project. Last year, through each week’s Day of Service, students contributed a total of $85,283 worth of volunteer labor to the greater Washington, D.C. Students packed, sorted and distributed more than 29.5 tons of produce and shipped more than 100,000 meals overseas.
Northside High is located at 926 Green Street in Warner Robins. Dr. Greg Peavy serves as principal. For more information, contact Talton at 478-929-7858 or Ryan.Talton@hcbe.net.