The 2018-19 Hillsboro FFA officer team kicked off their year together on May 30-31.
The officers started their first day by playing leadership games. They all had to communicate with each other and trust one another. After that the team got straight to work. They thought about what all they had to accomplish in the few days they were together. Their list started growing more and more, but every member put forth 100 percent of their dedication and all of their tasks were completed.
A few things they started working on were sending out newsletters and planning their summer meeting. At the end of the day they spent even more time together and had their officer pictures taken. The officers spent a lot of their day laughing at each other and enjoying spending time together.
On the second day of their officer retreat, the officers spent the day at Triple Crown, a family center in Chillicothe. They started out jumping in bouncy houses and then made their way to the soccer field where the competing began. Even advisers, Mr. Cummings and Mrs. McNeal, joined in on the fun.
“That was the best bonding experience ever!” Officer Jordan Williamson exclaimed. “At the end of the retreat everyone was worn out, but had a blast.”
The officer team still has many more goals to accomplish, events to plan, and fun to have. All of the officers are looking forward to the year and learning how to grow and become a family. The hard work and devotion that they demonstrated those few days not only showed how much fun they can have, but also the dedication and love that each and every one of them has toward the FFA.
Submitted by Kirsten Harp.