Gonzales students attend Farm Bureau conference
Two Gonzales County students, Josie Stowers and Haley Clampit, attended the Texas Farm Bureau’s Youth Leadership Conference (YLC). The YLC emphasizes patriotism, responsibility and leadership—keys to a proud past and a bright future. During the three-day conference, students from across Texas were encouraged to take an honest look at their ideas, attributes and abilities. Students were applauded and inspired during the three-day conference held at Tarleton State University, in Stephenville. YLC attendees can expect the best in life by holding themselves to the highest standards and acquire value-based leadership skills.
A strong Texas demands strong guidance. Students were assisted in understanding the vital role of the U.S. Constitution and the rock-solid foundation this country was built. It was explained how capitalism is the driving force behind Texas and America. Additionally, it was explained how capitalism has succeeded while communism, socialism and fascism have failed. Attendees engaged in goal-setting activities to help build confidence and abilities. The overall message was to move each participant as far as their dreams can take them—to build a better Texas for today and tomorrow.