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GC FFA members attend Washington Leadership Conference

Two Glenwood City FFA members, Wesley Franklin and Jim Buttles, recently attended the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. along with 340 other FFA members from around the country.


This year’s theme “Living to Serve”, taught us that not only do we have duty to ourselves, but a duty to our communities and country as well. We also learned how to set attainable goals for ourselves and learned a lot about leadership skills as well. At the conference we also toured the Arlington Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the United States Capitol, the Newseum, and the Museum of American History. Also while in Washington, D.C., the two attended sessions that had topics such as personal sacrifice and citizenship.

On Saturday, June 29th, all of the FFA members attending the conference worked together to pack more than 55,000 meals for the Washington, D.C. area. Throughout the conference, the principle of service was emphasized. Both members created Living to Serve plans, which they hope to bring back to the community to help make positive changes.