FFA STUDENTS ATTEND WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – The El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter had 10 students attend an amazing once in a lifetime experience in the nation’s capitol. These students spent one whole year fundraising for the Washington Leadership Conference, sponsorsed by the National FFA Association. Each student raised $1,300 towards their trip. They left the school on June 27 and took a short airplane ride to Washington, D.C. They learned what it truly means to be leaders. Each student was challenged to come up with plans called “Living to Serve Plans” that would help the community grow. They learned about different ways to help poverty conditions around the world. The focus of the week was servant leadership, so the week concluded with a community service project that packaged over 50,000 meals for homeless people in the United States. Some free time was given to tour the sights and sounds of the capitol. They returned home on July 2 ready to make a difference in the community. Students who attended were: Wyatt Graves, Amy Ford, Madison Whitaker, Makenzie Melton, Taylor Robison, Mikayla Loane, Justin Ellison, Levi Smith, Bradley McCullick and Lance Smith.