- Written by Kylee Carson Kylee Carson
- Created: 01 October 2013 01 October 2013
On September 25th-26th over 400 kids from around the county got the chance to attend the Leadership Confrence held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds every two years. At this confrence students were able to hear from some of the best speakers in the nation! They also go the chance to participate in workshops, play games, and learn tons of leadership skills! Sutherlin FFA was able to bring over 220 students to the confrence and they all had something positive to take away from it.
"I liked it a lot, said McKenna Foley, Sutherlin High School Junior, I learned that if I put 100 percent effort into a situation i can always get something out of it, and that really changed my perspective on things."
We also talked to Mia Lahley, a freshman who had her first experience at the Leadership Confrence this year."I learned that everyone has a story, and that we shouldn't judge people because most of the time we don't know what they're going through," said Lahley.
Overall, the confrence was a huge success and had a huge impact on the students that attended. Everyone agreed they had a blast meeting new people and learning leadership skills that will help them for the rest of their lives!
A special thank you goes out to the Lilja Family Fund, the Whipple Foundation, the Ford Family Foundation and the Rotary Livestock Auction Committee for making this event possible.