New­ton County FFA mem­bers at­tend sum­mer lead­er­ship camp

The Covington News - - AGRICULTURE - ASH­LEY VILMENAY New­ton County FFA

This sum­mer 19 stu­dents from New­ton High School and New­ton County FFA were chal­lenged to grow as lead­ers to find their “hero within.” They were part of more than 2,500 stu­dents who at­tended the FFA-FCCLA Sum­mer Lead­er­ship Camp at the Ge­or­gia FFA-FCCLA Cen­ter in Cov­ing­ton. Sum­mer Lead­er­ship camp pro­vides a fun and ex­cit­ing en­vi­ron­ment for stu­dents to de­velop their lead­er­ship and team­work skills and to in­ter­act with other stu­dents from across the state.

In ad­di­tion to learn­ing lead­er­ship skills, the stu­dents en­joyed a week of swim­ming, fish­ing, horse­back rid­ing, zip lines, a gi­ant slip-and-slide and more. Stu­dents also had the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the Ud­der Mud Run muddy ob­sta­cle course while at­tend­ing Sum­mer Lead­er­ship Camp.

When asked about her ex­pe­ri­ence at sum­mer lead­er­ship camp 2014 New­ton High School grad­u­ate Heather Stan­ley re­sponded, “Camp al­lowed me to meet great people that I cur­rently share friend­ships with and will also be at­tend­ing col­lege with. It’s an amaz­ing time that I be­lieve ev­ery FFA mem­ber should ex­pe­ri­ence. Not only do you bond with other FFA and FCCLA mem­bers, but you also learn team bond­ing, lead­er­ship, good sports­man­ship, com­pete in com­pe­ti­tions and you will have a blast while do­ing it.”

With over 35,000 mem­bers, the Ge­or­gia FFA As­so­ci­a­tion is the third largest state as­so­ci­a­tion in the na­tion. The mis­sion of the FFA or­ga­ni­za­tion is 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.

Any stu­dent at New­ton High School can join New­ton County FFA. Con­tact Melissa Sny­der at sny­der. melissa@new­ for more in­for­ma­tion and de­tails.

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