Personal Experience Of Codey Powell

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I had no trouble finding a successful teen for this assignment. I had the pleasure of interviewing Codey Powell. I met Codey about five months ago through our county 4-H program. Codey contacted me as the 4-H Educator of the county to start a 4-H club with his friends in the Ozark High School FFA program. I have never met a more inspiring, hardworking, pursuant teenager. Codey and I first bonded when I took him to the State 4-H Poultry Day three hours from where we live. The event registration began at 8:30 AM. That meant we had to leave town by 5:00 AM to get there on time. It was a long, early and entertaining drive. Thirty minutes into the drive I had a grasp of Codey’s outgoing personality, and I knew it was not going to be a dull trip. …show more content…
Codey lives in Ozark, Missouri with his father and step-mother. Codey is very involved with his school and community. He is an active member of his FFA chapter as the Assistant Advisor. He is President of his 4-H club, President of the Christian County 4-H council, Youth Representative of the Christian County University of Missouri Extension Council and Secretary of the Christian County Fair Board. Where ever Codey is, leadership and responsibility are close by. Before I met with Codey for this assignment, there were three of the seven indicators of thriving that I was sure I was going to write about: academic success, leadership and helping others. But when I explained the assignment to him he mentioned overcoming adversity as one of his personal strengths. Codey and I have a close brother-sister relationship. As Codey began telling me his story about overcoming adversity I was taken aback. With such a great attitude on life I did not expect him to tell me his story of his troubled relationship with his biological

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