KOSHKONONG -- On July 15 the Koshkonong FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp at Camp Rising Sun on the Lake of the Ozarks. The camp theme this year was "Never Forget Leadership."
During the week the campers attended sessions and workshops focusing on setting goals for the future, discovering more about themselves and achieving success. Special speakers from the Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri Egg Council, Missouri Corn Growers, MFA Inc., and the American Legion spoke to campers about careers, issues in agriculture and subjects facing youth today. Along with leadership and personal development activities, campers had the opportunity to participate in other activities such as volleyball, softball, badminton, trapshooting and spending time at the waterfront. The campers also enjoyed an evening dance and trip to Lee Mace's Ozark Opry. There were 234 campers, not including advisors, chaperones and staff members who attended the camp.
By the end of the week, these members discovered many new things about themselves, and developed new leadership skills. They are now ready to share these skills with their fellow chapter members at school and with their community as they continue their journey as the leaders of tomorrow.
There were five FFA members and one adult who went to camp from Koshkonong. They are: Elizabeth Rowland, Stephanie Mitchell, Nick Carney, Joe Carney and Shane Adair. George Gross, Koshkonong FFA advisor, accompanied the students.
Two members earned their State FFA Leadership pins while at camp. They were Elizabeth Rowland and Stephanie Mitchell. Rowland also received the All Around Camper Award, and Joe Carney was nominated as part of the volleyball all star team.