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July 20, 2013

Burlington FFA members learn leadership skills in Washington

ENID, Okla. — Two Burlington FFA members traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to analyze their personal skills and interests, develop leadership skills and a create a meaningful community service plan.

Burlington FFA President Jenna Maltbie and Vice President Carter Stewart attended the 2013 Washington Leadership Conference, the second-largest student experience National FFA Organization hosts each year.

Maltbie and Stewart spent June 2-10 under the guidance of educational professionals, counselors and professional FFA staff members. In workshops, seminars and small groups, students focused on identifying and developing their personal strengths and goals and underwent comprehensive leadership training that will help them guide their local FFA chapter.

Students also analyzed the needs of their communities, developed a wide-ranging and high-impact community service initiative and implemented their plan with the help of their FFA chapter upon return home.

“Students who attend the Washington Leadership Conference learn their purpose, how to value people, how take action and the importance of serving others,” said National FFA Organization CEO Dr. Dwight Armstrong. “They leave with the knowledge and the confidence to act in ways that help their schools, communities and their country.”

During their time in Washington, FFA members experienced the history of the nation’s capital, touring landmarks including the Washington Monument, War Memorial, the National Mall, Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Capitol. Maltbie and Stewart also got to meet with the Oklahoma members of Congress.

Fourteen Burlington FFA members recently attended the second session of the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Leadership Camp near Wagoner.

This year the camp theme was “Change Makes Sense.” Members were encouraged to set high goals for themselves and to change their approach when they are having a difficult time reaching their goals. Special presenters included motivational speakers Bill Cordes, Kansas; Josh Sundquist, Washington, D.C.; and veterinarian turned hypnotist, Dr. Al Snyder, Wisconsin.

Burlington FFA members attending camp were Bayli Hyde, Abbie Newman, Richard Fischer, Carter Stewart, Jonathon Armbruster, Kelsi Smith, Heather Armbruster, Sarah Garvie, Sadie Collins, Lexi Clark, Jenna Maltbie, Alysson Stewart, Tabitha James and Caleb McCullough.

Three Burlington FFA mothers, Jenny Stewart, Vanessa Garvie and Marci Hyde, served as cabin moms and adviser Travis Bradshaw also attended.

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