CORVALLIS, Ore. – Seventeen 4-H high school students from Oregon have been chosen to attend the National 4-H Congress during Thanksgiving weekend in Atlanta, Ga.
More than 1,300 4-H members from all 50 states and Puerto Rico will attend the congress, which is often the highlight of a 4-H member's career. Delegates hear inspirational speakers, participate in cultural workshops, take part in a large-scale community service project and visit historical sites near Atlanta.
A state committee of the Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/ selects delegates based on overall achievement in 4-H projects, leadership, communication, citizenship, community service and readiness to benefit from Congress. Finalists are chosen for National 4-H Congress in June at the State 4-H Summer Conference at OSU.
Delegates chosen for the 2008 National 4-H Congress are:
- Corvallis: David Baglien, Jonathon Brink-Roby, Rob Livesay
- Condon: Lisa Wade
- Cottage Grove: Shelby Stepper
- Cove: Kelby McClelland
- Elmira: Amanda Smith
- Estacada: Nathan McCarty
- Forest Grove: Hannah Filicky
- Grants Pass: Ilaena Mellentine
- Keizer: Emilie Boatner
- Portland: Annie Kersting, Audrey Marconi
- Redmond: Cody Smith
- Sandy: Michelle Janik
- St. Helens: Thomas Kyle-Milward
- Summerville: Ariana Snow