Locals attend leadership program
The students were sponsored by the Milam County Farm Bureau. They joined more than 275 high school juniors and seniors from over 150 counties across the state.
The purpose of the conference is to provide the students with a better understanding of their American heritage, the capitalistic free enterprise system and to inspire leadership development, said Jay Beckhusen, president, Milam County Farm Bureau.
During the week-long event, students discussed topics such as the free enterprise system, constitutional government, Americanism, leadership and goal setting.
Students are encouraged to meet with school and civic groups upon their return home to share what they learned.
Kenneth Dierschke, TFB president, welcomed the students.