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BGHS FFA attends Camp Rising Sun

Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Four members from the Bowling Green FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp from June 2 through 6.

The camp, sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association, was held at Camp Rising Sun, located within the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  The institute provides leadership training for over 1,200 high school students who are members of FFA across Missouri every year. The high school students are trained by State FFA officers as well as a Leadership Director who is a past State FFA Officer. Students learn how to overcome obstacles and develop their communication and personal skills.

This year the Bowling Green FFA had three of the four attendees receive a State FFA Leadership Award. The students earned this award by stepping out of their comfort zone and participating in multiple leadership activities throughout the week. The three receiving their award were Chloe Hays, Brooke Bruns, Loren Neimeyer, with Riley Johnson being the fourth attendant.

The National FFA Organization makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  Nationally there are over 500,000 FFA members.  Missouri ranks fourth in the nation with over 24,000 FFA members.