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Albion FFA attends leadership retreat in Adirondacks

Posted 10 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Adam Krenning, Albion FFA advisor – Albion FFA members pose for a photo at their leadership retreat this past weekend. The group includes, from left: Sara Millspaugh, Kellie O’Hearn, Megan Rosato, Logan London, Kyle Smith, Dominic DiCureia, Brian Bentley, Brianna Caldwell, Mackenzie Luft, Vivian Rivers, Abigail Maines, Mikayla Yaskulski, Riley Kelly, Kelsee Soule and Jayne Bannister.

By Logan London and Vivian Rivers, Albion FFA members

This weekend 15 members of the Albion FFA earned the privilege to attend a Leadership Retreat at Oswegatchie Educational Center in Croghan, NY.

These dedicated students spent 48 hours working and living together in the middle of the snowy Adirondacks Mountains. With this experience they learned to trust each other, communicate with one another, and to step outside of each of their individual comfort zones.

From frustrating challenges (being lost and blind folded) to the more enjoyable games (having everyone write with one marker attached to 15 strings) this brought the group of kids together as a team. To challenge themselves, every student climbed 30 feet up a pine tree and zip lined across a pond on the camp’s property.

While avoiding the cold in the lodge, the members worked on a FFA informational project to bring home to present to the chapter. Overall, this experience allowed FFA members to spark new friendships, bring the kids together, and broaden their leadership skills.