The Marion County FFA Executive team traveled to the KY FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg during the week of July 7-11. As part of their training, members set goals for the 2014-15 school year, learned how to better run their FFA chapter and exchanged ideas with 24 other chapters from across the state. From left bottom row: Aaron Spalding, John Robert Purdom, Joseph Peterson, Kaitlyn Spalding, Brittany Jones, Paige Cecil and Taylor Mitchell. Top row: Landon Russell, Kaitlyn Farmer, Kate Mattingly, Gabby Barnes, Paige Mattingly, Carrie Ann Followell, Gerard Flanagan, Joey Sandusky, Lexi Thomas and Zach Hardin.
Gerard Flanagan, Brittany Jones, Carrie Ann Followell received Leadership Awards which are given to the top 10% of members for the week. Joseph Peterson was awarded an Outstanding Leadership Award which is given to the top 3% of members for the week.
Brittany Jones placed in the top 2 in the tractor driving competition for week 4. She advanced to the State FFA Tractor Driving competition on July 18th and placed 4th in the state. She is the first female in Kentucky FFA history to compete in this state event.
Joseph Peterson was elected Camp Council Vice President for Week 4. Out of 21 candidates that ran for an office, Joseph was chosen in the number two office.