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As part of a state leadership conference last week, Centre FFA vice president Jensen Riffel helps package more than 30,000 meals contributed to food banks throughout Kansas.  

FFA students learn about leadership

Local students joined more than 200 other state FFA members are a state conference for chapter leaders last week at Rock Springs Ranch, near Junction City.

Among those attending from Marion schools were Devin Soyez, Peyton Ensey, Cassie Meyer, and Tabor Workman, along with chapter adviser Mark Meyer.

Among those attending from Centre schools were Jensen Riffel, Cailey Barney, and Tyler Nickel, plus advisers Laura Klenda and Jon Meyer.

Chapter officers learned about their positions and worked on leadership skills to better their chapter.

Students and advisers also packaged more than 30,000 meals that were taken back to their respective communities to be donated to food banks.

“I learned a better understanding on how to grow as a leader and gained a lot of new ideas,” Centre secretary/treasurer Cailey Barney said.

Centre reporter Tyler Nickel added: “Our advisers were a big help and were great support during this event. I am extremely excited to work with my team and try some new ideas to help better our chapter, community and ourselves.”

Last modified July 12, 2018