Lakeview FFA members recently competed in Leadership Development Events (LDE) and placed at the Area and State level. Emily Windham competed and placed 3rd in the Employment Skills LDE, which consists of creating a resume and cover letter, filling out a job application, a phone interview and mock personal interview with a panel of possible employers. Salem Johnson competed and placed 3rd in Area in the Gulf of Mexico speaking contest. The Gulf of Mexico LDE is designed to promote citizen concern and student awareness of the problems facing the Gulf of Mexico and the states that border the Gulf. The program is also designed to involve students in preparing and delivering a speech related to those problems. Gracie Niette competed in the Geaux Teach Ag LDE placing 1st in Area and 3rd in the State. The Geaux Teach Ag LDE involves students in preparing and delivering lesson plans based on a topic in the field of agriculture. The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.