The Oklahoma FFA Foundation recently announced the participants in the Foundation’s 2020 Leadership Program. Lexie Evers of the Edmond FFA was selected for the program.
Lexie is the daughter of Jim and Vicki Evers. Kendall Brashears, executive director of the FFA Foundation made the official announcement this week.
The intern program is designed to provide high school FFA members with the unique opportunity to observe first-hand the development and management techniques used to construct and facilitate the Oklahoma FFA Convention experience.
Participants develop a profile of their FFA leadership program in an application form and those applications are then judged by a statewide panel from the Foundation Board of Directors. Four high school juniors are selected from FFA chapters across the state. The two boys and two girls report to the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City on Monday, April 27 for their three-day experience. Students will assist in setup of the Foundation and Alumni booths, have one-on-one sessions with various state staff and other convention professionals, assist with various banquets and leadership sessions, escort VIP guests to various functions, and much more.
Students will have time in their schedules to attend leadership workshops, attend various banquets, and spend time with their home chapters during evening events. Interns will be Foundation guests and will receive complimentary accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel and will also receive a stipend for meal functions not covered during the convention.
Other Oklahoma FFA Foundation Leadership Intern participants include: Taylor McGill of the Tuttle FFA, Shawn Hilliary of the Elgin FFA, and Joel Pecha of the Timberlake FFA.