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November 13, 2012

Centerville FFA students attend conferences

CENTERVILLE — The 212° Conference is a leadership conference created by the National FFA Organization and is open to FFA members in ninth or 10th grade. 212 degrees is temperature at which water boils. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree takes it up another level and changes its state. The 212° conference challenges students to push past their limits to the boiling point of leadership.

Every year, the theme rotates and includes the themes virtues, growth and collaboration. This year the theme was “Virtues”!

200 ninth and 10th grade FFA members experienced a fast-paced, action backed day focusing on: Discovering that passions pave our path but virtues direct it; define virtues and explore how to use these; distinguish how decision-making skills chart the map of a virtuous life; evaluate the culmination of passions, virtues and decision making skills to define our character; attach SMART goals to our decisions; create a personal growth plan.

 The 360° Conference is a leadership conference created by the National FFA Organization and is open to FFA members in 11th or 12th grade. 360° takes students full circle through chapter leadership development. Attendees learned how to develop action plans for their chapters from every angle.

Every year, the theme rotates and includes the themes vision and influence. This year the theme was “Vision.” 150 actively engaged 11th and 12th grade FFA members experienced a fast-paced, action packed day focusing on: Defining vision and understanding what it means to be a visionary; create a vision plan that addresses a chapter need; outline a plan for moving our vision forward; discover strategies to recruit followers of the vision; identify ways to work persistently and overcome obstacles; discover strategies and tools used in evaluation.

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