Leadership and potential, these are two words with many meanings.
On Thursday, December 1st, at the Shelby FFA Leadership Night, 132 FFA members from 8 different chapters learned what these words are all about.
The night was kicked off at 6 p.m. with a pre-session meet and greet mixer put on by the Shelby FFA Officer Team. During the meet and greet, FFA members were all given a paper with multiple questions such as, “Find someone who has shown at the Ohio State Fair.” or “Find someone who has received their State FFA degree.” The members then had to find a member from a different school who fit the question, and have them sign under the statement.
The leadership session was then presented by three of the Ohio FFA State Officers, Meredith Oglesby, vice president, Evan Smith, treasurer, and Johnathon Cottingim, sentinel. Within the program, the state officers put together games, questions, and challenges to teach members not only what potential means, but also how we can use our potential to make a difference.
After the official program closed there was an opportunity for members to meet some new people while eating at the provided taco bar. After students finished eating their newly made friendships were put to the test, with a little competition between rival chapters in euchre, dodgeball, and cornhole tournaments. Overall it was a productive and fun event that helped our students grow and meet new people.