Morrow County – Each year, the Morrow County Republican Party selects Leadership Award recipients based on information in applications submitted by Morrow County High School students working in agriculture-related organizations.
This year’s winners are Mila Huey and Miles Jordan. It was made during the Morrow County Fair, following the coronation of the King and Queen. The prize and certificate were made by Morrow County Republican Party Chair Dan Osborne.
Jordan is the son of Robin and Jeff Jordan. He has described his leadership qualities as president of the Next Generation 4-H Club.
He is also a member of the Morrow County Junior Fair Commission and the Highlands FFA. He graduated from Highland High School and attends his Ag College in Worcester.
“Leadership to me is about bringing together groups of people who may or may not know each other to successfully achieve a common goal.”
He led corn activities at the Highlands FFA Elementary Ag Day and hosted the Fall Harvest Party for the Highlands FFA Chapter. He also contributed to the construction of the storybook his trail for the Selover Public Library.
Huey is the daughter of Steve and Jennifer Huey and lives in the Madison School District. She is homeschooled.
Leadership, she said, is “the act of supporting and inspiring a person or group in a way that motivates and uplifts them. It’s not just about giving orders or being the loudest voice in the room. True leaders are able to encourage and direct those around them in ways that others want to follow.Great leaders adapt to those around them in order to achieve collective goals. .”
She volunteered to help an elderly friend take care of horses and ride them when they were unable to. “I worked as an assistant teacher for the Cubbies class in her Awana program at my previous church. We also do volunteer work for events through the group.”
Huey was unable to attend the ceremony to receive the award.