Qunicy FFA members attend leadership workshop

From left to right, Dave Sulisto, Ryan Smith, Trytan Ortiz, Chase Schuler, Cade Westra and Samara Hernandez, Quincy FFA Greenhands (1st year members) attended the 212/360 National FFA Leadership Conference on Feb. 10-11.

Camp Cispus Learning Center near Randle was the site of the 212 Degree National FFA Leadership Workshop.

The 212 workshop is designed for 9th and 10th grade FFA members and 360 for 11th and 12th graders.

The Quincy FFA had 6 members attend the 212 workshop. The members worked from 11:30 a.m. on Saturday to noon on Sunday.

They worked through the topics of Growth and Personal Habits, Mental Growth, Emotional Growth, Physical Growth, Social Growth and Life-long Growth with about 100 other younger FFA members from all corners of Washington state.

In all, just under 200 FFA members attended the two-day training on Feb. 10-11 in the shadow of Mount Rainier.

The members said they really enjoyed the opportunity to explore how to improve their character, leadership abilities and networking skills, and they did it all without cell service or wi-fi. It was a unique opportunity for students to go technology-free and have to talk to each other the old-fashioned way without Snapchat, Instagram, and tweets.

The members will put on a workshop for the rest of the Quincy Chapter later this spring with what they learned at the conference.

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