McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

July 16, 2013

Canadian FFA

By Kevin Harvison
Photo Editor

McALESTER —

The Canadian FFA chapter was represented at the 41st annual Oklahoma FFA Alumni Leadership Camp at Tulakogee Conference Center on Fort Gibson Lake near Wagoner. More than 1,500 FFA members from 275 Oklahoma FFA chapters were registered to attend one of four 3 1⁄2-day sessions June 30 – July 13, including Sara Lawson, Jessie Matthews, Kyla Cleaveland, Mikey Mefford, Kelsey Combs, Felisha Swarer, Lonnie Swarer, Brooke Buchanan, Joshua Eldridge and Jessica Decker. This year’s camp engaged campers in fun-filled, action-packed activities focused on setting goals on both the personal and FFA chapter levels. Special presenters included motivational speakers Bill Cordes, Kansas; Josh Sundquist, Washington, D.C.; and veterinarian turned hypnotist, Dr. Al Snyder, Wisconsin. The leadership camp is sponsored by the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association with financial support provided by the Oklahoma Ford Dealers, Sonic – America’s Drive-In and Devon Energy.