This summer eight students from Coffee Middle School attended a Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington on the banks of Lake Jackson. Summer Leadership Camp is open to FFA and FCCLA students from all over the state of Georgia.
Mr. Brandon White and Mr. Jamey Stodghill took the group for a week of camp where they participated in a leadership program designed to build relationships, develop teamwork and leadership attributes, and of course have a great time! They competed in team competitions such as softball and volleyball, and they also competed in individual events such as ping pong, cornhole, tennis, speech contest, and an essay contest. There were many fun camp activities such as a blob and swimming. The last day of camp is highlighted by one final team event!
The theme of Summer Leadership Camp this year was OVERCOME. "Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Pay close attention to your thoughts because they are the ones that will shape your life and dictate your actions. Decide to shift your attention from the things that are holding you back to those that motivate and encourage you. Shift your focus from being filled with fear and doubt to being overcome with strength and conviction."
"Summer Leadership Camp is a unique experience for students that is full of memorable activities and real leadership development. One of the best aspects of camp is that some of the best teachers in the state spend a week with these students and truly invest in them to make a difference in their lives," says Russel Towns, Camp Manager.
The students from Coffee Middle School FFA chapter attending camp included: Hunter Taft, Carson Chancey, Ethan Nettles, Michael Russ, Abby Lane Smith, Makayla Hayes, Zoey Miller, and Kinsley Wooten.