Marshall FFA Chapter students learn leadership skills at FFA camp

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Fifteen FFA members from the Marshall FFA chapter attended Camp Rising Sun, the state leadership camp in Kaiser, Mo June 2 -- 6. Those attending included, left to right, rront row -- Cole Edwards Missouri State FFA President, Yia Yang Missouri State FFA Officer, Denise Phegley, Vivian Buie, Christina Manley, Dallas Coslett, Kimberly Mikels, Katie Mikels, Sydnee Mason, Machelle Mullanix, Phillip Black, Kayla Garrison, Morgan Walkup, and Shaylee Wallace. Back Row -- Isabelle Guthrey, Kade Plattner, Mariah Harper, Rachel Wansing and John Harlin. Also attending were advisors Paige Brock and Callie Dobbins. (Contributed photo)

KAISER, Mo. -- Fifteen members from the Marshall FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp from June 2-6. 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 more than 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.

Members of the Marshall FFA chapter were able to participate in leadership workshops as well as sporting tournaments while at camp. During the week members received the following awards:

-- State FFA Leadership Medals -- Vivan Buie, Machelle Mullanix, Mariah Harper, Kimberly Mikels, Christina Manley, Denise Phegley, Rachel Wansing, Sydnee Mason, Kayla Garrison, Dallas Coslet, Kaitlyn Mikels and Kade Plattner

-- All Around Camper -- Mariah Harper

-- Lifeline Rescue -- first place team was Kade Plattner, Dallas Coslet and Kimberly Mikels

-- FFA Knowledge contest -- first place, Sydnee Mason; second place, Kade Plattner

-- Creed Speaking contest -- second place, Kade Plattner

-- Extemporaneous speaking -- place, Sydnee Mason

-- FFA Rituals constest -- third place team consisted of Dallas Coslett, Rachel Wansing, Mariah Harper, Kade Plattner, Vivian Buie, Christina Manley, Kimberley Mikels, Katie Mikels, Sydnee Mason and Kayla Garrison.

-- Ping Pong Doubles -- second place John Harlin and Phillip Black.

-- Camp Secretary -- Sydnee Mason

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 more than 500,000 FFA members. Missouri ranks fourth in the nation with more than 24,000 FFA members.