Whiz Kid Makalae Stephens a Leader in FFA

Stephens has a love for the agriculture industry and recently attended the FFA National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

Makalae Stephens, a student at , has been active in FFA for three years and is currently serving in a leadership position for the second year.

As a reporter for FFA, she works closely with local newspapers and media to deliver updates on local, state and national FFA news as well as current topics in agriculture.

Matt Townson, agriculture instructor at Paulding County High said of Stephens, "Makalae is one of the hardest working and dedicated students I have ever worked with as a FFA advisor. She has a love for the agriculture industry and FFA and is a great addition to our wonderful FFA organization at the Paulding County High School."

Townson added, "She is the type of student you do not have to motivate—she starts every day with a motivated attitude and takes pride in serving others."

Stephens spoke highly of the time she spent in Washington at the FFA national conference.

"I was inspired to go on this trip due to the fact that it was an experience of a lifetime. It was great meeting people from different states who shared my interest in FFA," Stephens said.

"Everyday we attended sessions where they taught us to be leaders, how to be successful and how to look at things in different ways. I learned many things during my stay in D.C. but one thing I will never forget is that it just takes one drop to start a ripple," she added.

Each week, Dallas-Hiram Patch seeks suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups and teens and their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and will select one each week. Use the comment block below or email the information below to Editor Jon Gargis at jon.gargis@patch.com:

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