Officers of the Hennessey FFA chapter participated in the 2022 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference on Sept. 27 at the Enid Stride Center in Enid, Oklahoma. The eight state FFA officers planned and conducted this year’s conference based on the theme, “Ready, Set, Go!” Elected officers from each of the 62 high school FFA chapters in the Northwest area attended the conference, which equipped each student with leadership tools to stop reacting to problems as they occur and start anticipating problems before they happen.
Sarah Edsall, Lomega, Oklahoma, was the keynote speaker for the conference. She is an accomplished professional speaker, and served Oklahoma FFA as southwest district vice president in 2008-2009. “We live in a constantly evolving and ever-changing society,” said Braden Burns, state FFA president. “If the next generation is going to lead in a world far from fixed and certain, they must focus on what will come next in their journey. That was part of the inspiration behind our COLT Conference theme, “Ready, Set, Go!” Life comes at you fast. Much like a NASCAR driver looking for his next opportunity to pull into the lead, this year’s conference is focused on training leaders to look ahead to what’s next; the twist, the turns, and the opportunities that chapter officers have to make a difference in their communities.”
Officers attending from the Hennessey FFA Chapter were:
President- Amey Haymaker, Vice President- Cale Dickens, Secretary- Brooklyn Harris, Treasurer- Blaney Sturgill, Reporter- Leah Dickens, Sentinel- Adin Dickens, Adviser- Mr. Jorge Huizar
The COLT Conference is sponsored by Public Service Company of Oklahoma as a special project of the Oklahoma FFA Foundation. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education division of the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education. There are 27,892 Oklahoma FFA members in 366 high schools statewide. For more information visit www.okffa.org.
Back row: Mr. Huizar, Blaney Sturgill, Cale Dickens, Adin Dickens. Middle row: Brooklyn Harris, Leah Dickens. Front row: Emily Beaner (state reporter), Amey Haymaker, Caleb Horne (northwest area vice-president).