Rockcastle FFA Chapter Attends Kentucky FFA Leadership Training

By: Andrew Phillips –Rockcastle County FFA Chapter Reporter

During the week of July 1-5, the Rockcastle FFA Chapter attended the Kentucky Leadership Training Center (LTC) located in Hardinsburg Ky. There was a total of 14 members present (Destiny Adams, Ashley Brenda, Kaylan Bullock, Riley Childress, Kyle Coffey, Jacob Lopez, Journey McGuire, Holly Miller, Camden Mink, Andrew Phillips, Erica Pigg, Emily Reynolds, Savanna Sweet, and Natalie Tolle), as well as our two advisors, Mrs. Mary Adams and Mr. Lewis Mink.  The chapter was joined at camp by 21 other FFA Chapters from around the state of Kentucky.  Our days were spent preparing for our upcoming officer positions, as well as exercises to ensure our Rockcastle Chapter continues our team growth. We had classes on special interests, officer positions, athletics, as well as a lot of extracurricular activities.  Officers spent time on the low ropes course completing obstacles that challenged them to work as a team. By learning to communicate and depend on each other through this course, we have learned that being there for each other in our chapter is a key component for a successful officer team this year.

Several of our members had individual success during the week.  Holly Miller ran for Camp Council, with Savanna Sweet serving as the Camp Council Delegate.  Kaylan Bullock and Kyle Coffey were on the week’s winning Athletic Group.  Jacob Lopez was selected as an All-Star in basketball.  Journey McGuire competed in the Talent Contest and placed second.  Destiny Adams competed in the week’s Quiz Contest and placed first.  She advances to the State Quiz Contest that will be held during the Kentucky State Fair.  Riley Childress competed in the week’s Tractor Driving Contest and placed first.  He will travel back to Hardinsburg on July 19 to compete in the State Tractor Driving Contest.

Overall, camp was a great experience and provided us with many skills to be successful in not only team work with the FFA but in life as well.  The Rockcastle FFA Chapter is now ready to tackle the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

2019 FFA Leadership Training
Pictured is the 2019-2020 Rockcastle County FFA Officer Team that attended the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center
From left to right: Riley Childress, Erica Pigg, Jacob Lopez, Emily Reynolds, Ashley Brenda, Natalie Tolle, Journey McGuire, Destiny Adams, Kaylan Bullock, Savanna Sweet, Kyle Coffey, Camden Mink, Holly Miller, and Andrew Phillips
Holly Miller
Holly Miller introducing herself as a candidate for Camp Council.
Journey McGuire
Journey McGuire singing “Space Cowboy” by Kacey Musgraves, as she competed in the camp Talent Contest.
Riley Childress
Riley Childress being awarded the week’s Tractor Driving Contest First Place plaque.
Destiny Adams
Destiny Adams being awarded the week’s Quiz Contest First Place plaque.
Teamwork
The Rockcastle County FFA Executive Team is pictured completing a teamwork activity as they participated in a low ropes course.
From left to right: Erica Pigg, Ashley Brenda (in background), Andrew Phillips, Jacob Lopez, Natalie Tolle, Journey McGuire, Destiny Adams, Kyle Coffey, Riley Childress, Kaylan Bullock, and Holly Miller