Damascus Middle School FFA Members Attend Leadership Conference

On September 6, four FFA (Future Farmers of America) members from the Damascus Middle School FFA Chapter, Sydney B., Emma S., Dustin S., and Lance T., attended the Appalachian Area Leadership Conference at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. The middle school students participated in three workshops, Being a Role Model, FFA Basics, and Leadership Skills. These workshops were run by the high school FFA members currently serving as our 2018-2019 Appalachian Area FFA Officers, including two DMS alumni, Baylee T. and Maddy M. The FFA's goal for students is to provide a positive learning experience for members to build and develop leadership skills, to develop personal growth and responsibility, as well as to learn skills vital to being successful as a student, citizen, and employee.  The DMS FFA is sponsored by Ms. Mary Rhudy.