By Aleta Luhmann

Weiser High School juniors, Faith Mink, HaRlie Mackay, and Libbie Rynearson made a presentation at the June 12th Ladies of the Elks meeting to request their financial support for these FFA Members' upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.   Each of them will receive $200 from the Ladies of the Elks to help pay for their trip.

They will be traveling to Washington D.C. June 25 - 30, 2019, to attend FFA's Washington Leadership Conference.  During the five-day event, these FFA members will attend multiple sessions each day. Leadership skills and personal growth occurring at WLC will focus on how to become effective leaders by learning their purpose, how to value people, how to take action and how to serve others.  They will leave WLC with the knowledge and confidence to act in ways that help their schools, community and their country.

In addition to time spent in growing themselves and their leadership skills, the girls will experience much of what Washington, D.C. has to offer.  They will have the opportunity to visit Arlington Cemetery, take a night tour of the monuments, experience the Holocaust Museum, tour the Capitol Building and the White House and meet with Idaho's Congressional team.

Taking this trip of a lifetime takes fundraising.  Faith, Libbie and HaRlie have worked to secure funding for their trip in various ways throughout the Weiser community.  The girls sold concessions at a middle school track meet, sold Easter flower arrangements with the help of Weiser FFA Horticulture classes, held a successful yard sale and spoke to many business owners and leaders.  The support they have received is another fine example of the people of Weiser coming together to help our kids.

Faith Mink(L) and HaRlie Mackay(R) accept check from Melissa Odoms, President of the Ladies of the Elks