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Local FFA Chapter Attends Leadership Conference
HOLLISTER, CA - On October 8-9, 2022 Chapter FFA Officers from the North Salinas FFA chapter attended a Regional leadership conference where over 275 other students, all involved in the FFA, united at the 2022 South Coast Region FFA, Chapter Officer Leadership Conference in Hollister, California.
The FFA is an organization that promotes premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, and this is just what everybody who attended this two-day conference gained. At this annual event, students attended various workshops, which serve to encourage and motivate these leaders to return to their schools with a new outlook on life and a positive attitude with their new ideas.
All in attendance also had the opportunity to listen to various speakers and participated in workshops conducted by the State and Regional FFA leaders. The conference would not be complete however, without the Saturday night program where the different schools had a chance to perform a lip sync routine and a dance to help liven up the crowd.
The many workshops and activities taught the elected leaders of the chapter to have a positive attitude and influence, as well as to stay away from negative aspects of society, such as drug abuse, low self-esteem, and racism. According to Abby Bianchi, Regional FAF President 2022-2023, from Hollister FFA, “This conference was truly a unique experience where people from different communities and backgrounds were able to come together not only to learn, but to have a positive experience.” With the knowledge gained from this conference, FFA members gained a new outlook on life, which will definitely make an impact on their lives and society around them.
Attending the conference with the students were their chapter’s FFA Advisors who participated in a professional development meeting on Sunday.
Respectfully Submitted by:
Andrea Maldonado-Atrisco, Reporter, North Salinas FFA Chapter