Area FFA students attend Leadership Conference

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Southwest FFA member Jacey Ball, left, Congressman Billy Long and Sydney Delossantos, pose in front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., where the students attended a five-day leadership conference in June. Contributed photo

Southwest FFA members Sydney Delossantos and Jacey Ball attended the Washington Leadership Conference (also known as WLC) in Washington, D.C., June 10-19.

During their five-day leadership conference, the students made new friends from across the United States, and toured the nation's capitol, along with the historical sites Monticello, Mount Vernon and the Arlington Cemetery. Throughout the week, they also gained self-confidence and leadership skills to take back to their local FFA Chapter to share with other members.