GONZALES — Seven members of the Gonzales FFA chapter attended a regional leadership conference on Oct. 8-9, during which more than 275 other students, all involved in the FFA, united at the 2022 South Coast Region FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Conference in Hollister.
The FFA is an organization that promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success, and this is just what everybody who attended this two-day conference gained. At this annual event, students attended various workshops, which serve to encourage and motivate these leaders to return to their schools with a new outlook on life and a positive attitude with their new ideas.
All in attendance also had the opportunity to listen to various speakers and participate in workshops conducted by the state and regional FFA leaders. The conference wouldn’t be complete, however, without the Saturday night program, where the different schools had a chance to perform a lip sync routine and a dance to help liven up the crowd.
The many workshops and activities taught the elected leaders to have a positive attitude and influence, as well as to stay away from negative aspects of society, such as drug abuse, low self-esteem and racism.
According to Anixia Davila, Gonzales FFA first vice president, “This conference allowed all participants to connect and learn from each other. We were able to make new friendships and develop leadership skills which we can take back to our chapters.”
With the knowledge gained from this conference, FFA members received a new outlook on life, which will make an impact on their lives and the society around them.
Attending the conference with the students were the three Gonzales FFA advisers who also participated in a professional development meeting on Sunday.