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A Hillsboro High School student attended the FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., June 12-17.
Scott Nuss, president of the HHS FFA Chapter, joined more than 400 students from across the United States at the conference.
The goal of the Washington Leadership Conference is to bring students from across the country together to build and strengthen their teamwork, communication and leadership skills so the students may more effectively lead and serve their chapters.
At the conference students also saw many of the monuments and buildings in the nation’s capital, including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, White House, Capital, Supreme Court Building, Arlington National Cemetery and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
“I think the best part of the conference, besides seeing all the historical monuments and museums, was having the opportunity to meet new people and get new ideas for our chapter,” said Nuss, a junior this fall. “The staff did a great job of keeping everybody active and involved, even if it meant wearing official dress in the hot, humid D.C. air.”
The conference’s official dress was a white shirt, FFA jacket and tie, and black slacks and shoes.
“It was an awesome opportunity to learn about our country’s history while becoming a better person at the same time,” he added.