FFA officers lead the way


Of those pictured, the four officers that attended the conference were President Jessica Bunting (front), Treasurer Tori Mayes (top right), Sentinel Samantha Matos (center front row), and Secretary Shayla Lisenby (center back row). (Photo: Raynes)

A few members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) club recently went to the 2011 Chapter Officer Leadership Training (C.O.L.T.) Conference in Haines City, Fl.

The members that attended were seniors President Jessica Bunting and Sentinel Samantha Matos, junior Treasurer Tori Mayes, and sophomore Secretary Shayla Lisenby.

The C.O.L.T. conference is designed for FFA chapter officers. Officers have the opportunity to discover their roles as leaders, begin working as a team and meet with their advisors to develop their chapter’s Program of Activities for the upcoming year.

“The trip to C.O.L.T. is always an adventure. Once we get to the conference we split up and go to classes that teach us individual leadership skills to use in the officer team,” said Bunting.

The students that attended the conference found it fun, because the coordinators of the conference made it an enjoyable environment.

“They made the whole thing interesting; it’s not boring because they make you feel welcome, play music and make it a good time,” said Lisenby.

The FFA members  learned new tips and feel a little more confident about their role in FFA.

“[I had a] good time, and I learned so much about how to handle a leadership role in FFA,” Bunting said.