South Central FFA
GREENWICH On Jan. 6 and 7, five South Central FFA members attended the personal development program "Made for Excellence."
The members in attendance were Abby Hord, Emily Krikke, Garrett VerBurg, Kenneth Clagett and Heath Hanshaw.
The members participated in workshops that build motivation, enhance leadership skills, and allow the members to meet other members from all over the state of Ohio.
Students participated in public speaking activities, and their personal favorite the dance. Members were required to wear official dress the first day and were given Made for Excellence T-shirts to wear the second day.
On Jan. 22, seven South Central FFA members attended a leadership night that was hosted by the Northwestern-Wayne FFA Chapter and run by the State FFA officer team. The members in attendance were Cory Isaac, Robert Gannett, Lance Isaac, Olivia Miller, Josh Kirk, Frank Gannett and Stephanie Spoerr. The theme of the night was "Mission Possible" where the students worked in groups with others, set individual goals and overall just had a good time. The leadership nights are designed to give students the tools they need to develop "Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success" (also known as the FFA mission statement). The students armed with the knowledge and wherewithal are set to accomplish their goals and become better leaders.
Joe Pennell, reporter
New London FFA
NEW LONDON The New London FFA met Jan. 9. As the main order of business the 2007 officers were elected with President Tim Sheppard, vice president Brittany Covender, secretary Casey Burkholder, secretary Samantha Taylor, reporter Katie Morris, sentinel Nick Foor and Justin Shreve as adviser. The next FFA Meeting will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at the school.
The Leadership Lock-In was held on Jan. 13 at the school. There were about 50 students that attended and 10 parent chaperones. The leadership session lasted until about 9 p.m.
The leaders talked about a dream to achieve, a decision to achieve, and discipline to achieve. The students learned a lot about how to accomplish their goals in life.