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|Three From Galesburg High School Attending National FFA Washington Leadership Conference
|Galesburg High School's FFA advisor and two students are making the trek to Washington D-C to meet new people, share ideas and enhance their leadership skills.
GHS agriculture teacher Corrine Smith says the group is leaving Monday, will stay in Columbus, Ohio Monday night and arrive in D-C ahead of the National FFA Washington Leadership Conference that steps off late Tuesday afternoon.
The Galesburg High School students attending the conference are Amber Schlomer and Courtney Inness. Smith says her FFA booster club pays a big chunk of the cost, and for that she's grateful. Smith tells WGIL the conference provides an excellent learning experience for advisors and students.
"It's always good. Advisors get together and talk about what they're doing so we get ideas and the kids will be in separate groups as well. Both of my girls will be split up, they won't even stay in the same hotel room. They set it up that way so (the students) meet kids from different states and they start to bounce ideas off other, and then hopefully they'll come back with some ideas too that they want to pursue. So we'll all have new ideas and hopefully come back and be able to jump-start the year."
The threesome from Galesburg will be among 2,300 FFA members who will eventually attend one of the leadership conferences offered this summer in the nation's capitol. The national FFA holds the nearly five-day event to train members to make a positive impact in their schools, communities, state and country.
Smith says the group, besides touring the monuments and museums, will take part in a service project.
The national organization says Washington Leadership Conference participants over the past two years have dedicated more than 23,000 hours of service to the D-C area.
|07 11 09 by Newsroom
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