By Marlee Moore, Guest Correspondent
Navigating a ropes course blindfolded and led by near-virtual strangers set the stage for 81 ninth- and 10th-graders to lead, work together and overcome challenges at the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference.
Students representing 33 counties attended the annual conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9, sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation and county Federations.
Winston County’s Tommy Daniel is a ninth-grader at Meek High School and said he soaked up lessons in positivity, agricultural facts and unity.
“Teamwork was one of the biggest things I learned,” Daniel said. “You can’t do it by yourself. You have to have other people work with you.”
Motivational speaker Rhett Laubach inspired students to rethink their perspective to overcome obstacles and be an encouraging light to those around them.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.