Several Kansas FFA members who will be attending the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) this summer in Washington, D.C., received scholarship awards at the 94th Kansas FFA Convention, June 1–3, 2022, on the Kansas State University campus. The scholarships were provided through donations from FFA alumni and from the Lehning family, the Casten family, Rick Malir and Bonnie Coley-Malir.
At WLC, FFA members will be challenged to take their leadership skills to the next level by learning to take action, know their purpose, value people, and serve others. Located in our nation's capital, the conference is a five-day event that trains FFA members to become an engaged citizen who can make a measurable positive difference in their school, local community, state and country.
This year’s recipients from Marais des Cygnes Valley are: Haylea Bethell, Olivia Lacey, Emma Marsh, and Kelsey Rice.
The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 10,866 agricultural education students in 224 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 735,038 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture with 8,817 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The Kansas FFA Association mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.