Cotter FFA Members Attend Summer Leadership Conference
Builds leadership, team building and citizenship skills
HOT SPRINGS, AR. -
Students from across the state attended the 2011 Arkansas Leadership Conference (ALC) this summer at Camp Couchdale, Arkansas FFA's campgrounds on Lake Catherine, near Hot Springs. The conference is an activity of the Arkansas FFA Association. Members of the Cotter FFA Chapter attended the conference from July 11 through the 15, 2011.
The five day program helps FFA members improve their leadership skills and prepare for leadership roles in their chapters, communities and their future careers. They attended sessions on global leadership, developing personal and community action plans, and the diversity of human relationships. Students also participated in a day of service, working on community projects close to the campgrounds. Kelsey Willingham was selected to give her speech at the ALC banquet; she also served as the banquet vice president. Kelsey a 10th grader at Cotter High School, and serves as chapter Secretary.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 507,763 student members - all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture - as part of 7,439 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission 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. Visit
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