Elmwood FFA still active in summer PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 July 2013 07:53
In early June, the chapter conducted visits to students supervised agricultural experience projects. FFA members complete projects outside of school to allow them to incorporate skills and knowledge into a real world situation. Examples of projects include animal and plant enterprises, job placement, home improvement, and community development.
This time also found the chapter initiating a pumpkin project, which will be used for a fall festival for elementary students in the fall, as 13 FFA members took time to plant nearly one acre of pumpkins.
On June 24, six members traveled to Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum for five days of recreation and outdoor education.
Those attending included Richard McBrien, Meagan Wise, Ashley Veryser, Zach Kinney, Angelique Franks and Megan Hathaway. While in attendance, members had the opportunity to enjoy motor boating, swimming, archery, rifle and shotgun shooting, leadership development, and social events. Members in attendance were sponsored through FFA Alumni scholarships.
The chapter will be sending five chapter members to Washington DC soon for the National FFA's Washington Leadership Conference. Chapter members attending include: Nick Stearns, Ashley Veryser, Meagan Wise, Garrett Benschoter and Emily Schmitz.
During the week, members will have the opportunity to meet 300 other FFA members from all over the United States. While in attendance, there will be many occasions to experience various tourist attractions in Washington.
At WLC chapter members will have the chance to tour the city at night on charter buses.
Some of their tour sites will include the World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Memorial, Hiroshima Memorial, and the F.D.R. Memorial. On a separate occasion, chapter members will witness the Changing of the Guard, and Kennedy's Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery.
While at the conference, chapter members will meet and talk to National FFA Officers, and learn skills in persuasive communication, character, leadership, and building relationships. Another part of the conference will involve exposing participants to service learning. This portion of the conference will find attendees performing community service for the residents of the nation's capital.
Through this experience FFA members will be able to develop an appreciation for providing assistance to those in need.

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