COUCH SCHOOL -- Five members of the Couch FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference in the nation's capitol this summer.
Attending the conference were Couch FFA members Tonya Combs, Tricia Murdock, Lisa Leroux, Jennifer Wrenfrow and Donnie Ogden. According to Couch FFA advisor Pam Proffitt, the members participated in sessions on persuasive communication, character leadership, building relationships and service learning.
She said the students also increased their understanding of the nation's heritage with visits to the Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Jefferson and Roosevelt memorials and several other historic sites.
Proffitt said the members also visited with Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson.
The trip was sponsored by the Couch FFA Alumni, Couch PTO, Missouri FFA Alumni and Couch FFA.