From left, Brittany Rhoads, Emily Pence and Pyper Ross enjoy the nation’s capitol.


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On July 11, three members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter had the opportunity to attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the National FFA Organization.

Three hundred forty members attended the session from all over the U.S.

The week-long leadership conference had twelve workshops to help FFA members become better leaders, give them ideas for their “living to serve plans,” and help them learn how they can reach out to their communities and better serve their chapters.

Members also got to tour the D.C. area, and see Arlington cemetery, the White House and many other monuments.

While in Washington, members participated in a community service program. At this session, FFA members made 61,248 meals to help the hungry.

Emily Pence described the experience: “I’ve learned so many new-found leadership skills and gained confidence in myself. This is such a life changing experience.”

Written by Brittany Rhoads on behalf of the Hillsboro FFA.

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