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Category Archives: 2016-2017

Break Your Bridge

Every year, a handful of students at Cherryvale High School are given the seemingly simple task of building a bridge that spans a four feet gap; I was one of those students. After completion, the bridge faces a test of … Continue reading

It’s No Joke – My Greatest Lessons Were Learned in the Blue Jacket

It may be April Fool’s Day, but I can assure you that this is no joke – I’ve learned some of my greatest lessons while wearing my blue corduroy jacket. While it would be impossible to include all of the … Continue reading

Pen v. Pencil–The Great Debate

It is a GREAT feeling when we have it all together! We know exactly what we want to be when we grow up, who our best friends are and the exact time we have to get up in the morning … Continue reading

Thriving at Your Next Interview: 10 Tips

The spring semester brings a feeling of rejuvenation for many of us. School is almost over, State Convention is approaching, holidays are celebrated, jackpot shows are starting up, track season begins…the list goes on and on. There are so many … Continue reading

So Much Wisdom

While attending Kansas State University I had the privilege of taking a class from Dr. Michael Wesch this fall. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. While taking his class I was constantly … Continue reading

Coaching Towards the Gold Standard: Authentic Leadership

According to the Harvard Business Review, “authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership.” So what exactly is authentic leadership? According to one journal article, authentic leaders: Do not fake their leadership. Understand their core values. Are originals, not copies. … Continue reading

Take the Stairs

Every day, I face a choice–a simple choice. Do I take the stairs or the elevator? On my lazy days (or leg days), I will find myself standing in an over-crowded box in an attempt to spare just a little … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why YOU Should Run for a State FFA Office

Considering running for a State Office? Submitting the intent to run form is the first step in running for a State Office! In order to run for a State Office, this form must be postmarked by March 1st. Not sure … Continue reading

People Loving People

On an application for an internship I filled out recently, I was asked the question “What is leadership?”. Good question, right?  We all know what leadership looks like and what leadership feels like, but when we try to put into words … Continue reading

Favorite Flavors

As some of you may know, the Kansas FFA state officers recently had the privilege of attending the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (or ILSSO) in South Africa along with 75 other state officers and staff from across the … Continue reading