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Gothenburg FFA members get leadership tips at conference

Nine Gothenburg FFA members attended the N-Power conference in Aurora July 9-11.

Members participating in the three-day conference were Ebony Anderson, Kori Kowalewski, Kayla Weyers, Madison Coulter, Delaney Harm, Emma Jorgenson, Jocelyn Kennicutt, Natalie Kennicutt and Cheyenne McVay.

The theme for this conference was Lead Outside (No Box Required). Members participated in workshops and sessions that taught them to be bold, influence everyone around you, challenge yourself, believe in your values, manage peer pressure, lead by example, find your perspective in life and be the influence.

This conference challenged members to go outside their comfort zone and be unique. By doing various activities such as trust by falling off a platform into their group’s arms, water olympics, a dance and many more. Members were able to interact with each other and create new friendships.

While listening to motivational speaker Dr. Tom Field, members were asked to find their purpose. “This will not be a fast process and I cannot tell you when that will be,” Dr. Field said. “It may take thirty years. Purpose is not what you do but is your brand, dreams you are driven to achieve, flame that makes you tick and how you live.”

Dr. Field told the 178 members at this conference that society cannot afford for this generation to be average and that we must change the world together.

“I found it neat when Dr. Field said we do not have to be in every activity to find our purpose in life,” Kayla Weyers said.

One thing members were always reminded about was that there are unlimited amounts of ways to influence the people around you and although you cannot control everything you can influence everyone.—Ebony Anderson

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