Foundations in Reaching Excellence
On Friday, November 15th, four Shenandoah FFA members had the opportunity to attend the 2013 FIRE FFA Camp at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center. Junior and senior FFA members from all around the state went to Trafalgar for this annual camp. FIRE, which stands for Foundations in Reaching Excellence focuses on developing older FFA members. During the weekend long camp, members learned all about leadership, setting goals, mentoring others, and leading by example through community service. This year's theme was Catching Fire, which derives from the book and soon to be movie "Catching Fire" which is apart of the popular Hunger Games Series. Members enjoyed numerous activities which included a dance, talent show, and service project for a local Johnson County Riley Children's Hospital patient and senior citizens in the local nursing homes. FIRE came to an end on a Sunday morning with a small awards session where members found out how there “Hunger Game” districts did in the mock games. FFA members went home from this exciting weekend with this thought… if you put the effort into something, then the odds will ever be in your favor.