Pepperell FFA excels at Conference
Pepperell FFA excels at Officer Leadership Conference
Posted on 08/04/2011

Pepperell High School FFA officers participated in a state officer leadership conference and brought home several awards. Pepperell brought home the top honor at the events awards banquet - the Outstanding Chapter Award. Three officers were selected overall star and performed their part at the awards banquet. They were Jeremy Baker- Outstanding President, Stephanie Barwick- Outstanding Vice President, and Michael Barwick- Outstanding Sentinel. The officers of the Pepperell FFA Chapter were part of the more than 200 chapter officers representing thirty-one FFA chapters from across Georgia that attended the 2011 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference. The COLT Conference was held on July 19-21, at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington. 

This year’s COLT theme was “X-treme Impact.” The officers attended workshops that focused on teamwork, communication, and professionalism. The students also began planning their chapter’s program of activities for the coming year and learned strategies for time management and creativity. The officers were encouraged to make an impact by living as a role model, motivating others to serve, promoting the FFA organization and leaving a legacy. “COLT Conference is an excellent way for chapter officers to kick-off their year of service,” says state FFA President, Ben Bennett. “We challenge them to work together and empower the other members of their chapter.” 

The officers from PHS attending the conference were: President- Jeremy Baker, Vice President- Stephanie Barwick, Secretary- Hannah Hall, Treasurer- Bailey Kinard, Reporter- Rebecca Smith, Sentinel- Michael Barwick, and Chaplain- Ethan Hall. Mr. Michael Gardner is the Pepperell High School FFA advisor. The Georgia FFA Association is the third largest state association in the nation with over 31,000 members. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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Jeremy Baker, Stephanie Barwick, Hannah Hall, Bailey Kinard, Rebecca Smith, Michael Barwick, and Ethan Hall