Hauck attends Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference
Attending the Texas Farm Bureau's 49th annual Youth Leadership Conference held at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, June 18-22, was Bailee Hauck.
She was sponsored by Bandera County Farm Bureau. She joined more than 300 high school juniors and seniors from over 130 counties across the state.
The purpose of the conference was to provide the students with a better understanding of their American heritage and the capitalist free enterprise system, along with leadership development, according to Barbara Mazurek, president of the Bandera County Farm Bureau.
During the weeklong event, three areas were emphasized: patriotism, responsibility and leadership.
Students discussed topics such as the free enterprise system, constitutional government, Americanism, leadership and goal setting, and were encouraged to meet with school and civic groups upon their return home to share what they learned.
Tarleton State University President Dominic Dottavio welcomed students to campus at Monday's opening session.
Afterwards, Kenneth Dierschke, president of Texas Farm Bureau, presented "Farm Bureau-Your Host"
James Frank presented sessions on "Basics of Free Enterprise," Ronald Trowbridge, former assistant dean at Hillsdale College in Michigan, presented two-part sessions on "The Constitution," and Brian Starr, an investment advisor, offered advice on "Managing Your Money."
Lou Kennedy, a professional development consultant, led a session on "Professionalism in Life," and Sandra Grant, a communications instructor at Midwestern State University, presented sessions on "Public Speaking Skills."
Special presentations were given by Dr. Robert Ehlers on "Keeping America Safe and Prosperous. One Man's Perspective" and by motivational speaker Curtis Childers' who spoke on "Overcoming Life's Challenges."
In addition, the students participated in a program called "Congressional Insight," which allowed them to simulate a congressional office and election.