Friday, January 23, 2009

National Discussion Meet Winner

Matt Horrocks of KIDK interviews James Williams in front of his new truck.--Putnam Photo
Williams Honored at YF and R Leadership Conference

Pocatello--The YF and R group gave one of their own a rousing welcome at the YF and R Leadership Conference in Pocatello.

Dodge officials were in attendance and the luncheon crowd walked out front of the Holiday Inn as corporate officials presented part time rancher/BYU-Idaho professor James Williams the keys to a new Dodge.

Williams won the National Discussion meet in San Antonio January 12th. In December the Ucon rancher won the state meet in Boise. At the leadership luncheon Williams told the crowd that the competition in San Antonio was great, but his toughest opponent was against Caroline Anderson of Gooding in the State final.

The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected. Participants are evaluated on their ability to exchange ideas and information on a pre-determined topic and along the way it builds leadership and communication skills.

Williams won a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup and a bunch of other prizes after taking home the prize. Williams also earned free registration to the 2009 YF&R Leadership Conference next month in Sacramento.

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