The Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Organization’s 212° and 360° Leadership Conferences Nov. 9-10, in Oconomowoc.
More than 200 FFA members and advisers from throughout the state participated in the national, personal development conference, held biannually in Wisconsin.
The 212° Leadership Conference is a two-day, personal development seminar designed for high school freshmen and sophomores involved in the FFA organization.
Since 212 is the temperature at which water boils, the focus was on taking students to the boiling point of leadership.
When water is a temperature of 211, it is extremely hot but just one more degree until it gets to the next level.
Those conferences focused on student development.
Students were challenged to push the limits.
Themes for this conference included virtues, growth and collaboration.
Attending were W-F FFA members Ryanne Benz, Ryan Ebert, Brandon Hanes and Kaitlyn Hickey.
The 360° Leadership Conference took students full circle in chapter leadership development.
The conference covered every angle for developing action plans for their chapters.
Themes for the conference included vision and influence.
The 360° conferences focus on chapter development.
It created a new experience, specifically for high school juniors and seniors.
This conference allowed students to polish their leadership and communication skills and learn how to utilize those skills through leadership and community service.
W-F FFA members Taylor Kester and Liz Hillskotter attended.
Leadership development is a key focus in the National FFA Organization.
Helping FFA members develop their leadership skills and focus on who they are and what they can become is key to the mission of the organization.
Those interested in having their children join FFA may contact Dykes at the high school.