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By COREY CORNET
Special to The Banner
On July 11, six local FFA members left Trimble County High School in Bedford for the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg, Ky.
Cody Heveline, Ethan Merrill, Corey Cornett, Trenton Welch, Kyle Puckett and Kim Abbett had a very busy week that included waking up at six a.m. and not going to bed until nearly midnight.
Each day the students woke up, ate breakfast, raised the flag, went to classes, played sports, lowered the flag, and participated in evening activities.
On Monday, campers arrived and were introduced to what the week would bring. They attended leadership and special-interest classes, then played kickball.
On Tuesday, they attended officer and special-interest classes, listened to a presentation on farm safety and were forced to take shelter when a huge storm came in. The day ended with an evening waterball tournament.
On Wednesday, campers again attended officer and special-interest classes, listed to a guest speaker from Talk is Cheap Inc., and played a volleyball tournament.
On Thursday, they attended a final day of classes, participated in an All Star/Advisers softball game, which included all of the advisers riding into the softball field on motorcycles, followed by a talent show, quiz contest, and “fun run” Puckett and Merrill, took first and second place out of 280 competitors.
That was followed by karaoke and pizza. It was an exhausting day.
On Friday, camp culminated with an awards ceremony. Cornett won the tractor driving contest and competed in state competition, and Heveline received a leadership award, which only 10 percent of students can receive.