Oregon high school students chosen for National 4-H Congress


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Nine 4-H high school students from Oregon have been selected as the Oregon delegation to attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., during Thanksgiving weekend.

More than 1,300 4-H members from all 50 states and Puerto Rico 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 selects delegates based on overall achievement in 4-H projects, leadership, communication, citizenship and community service. Finalists were chosen for National 4-H Congress in June at the state 4-H summer conference at OSU.

Delegates chosen for the 2009 National 4-H Congress are:

Paige Aragon, La Grande
Mason Brause, Astoria
Ashley Culver, Corvallis
Joan Erwert, Woodburn
Kayla Gordon, Roseburg
Kristy McKee, Imbler
Madison Mills, Redmond
Rebekah Polacek, Salem
Jahnsam Richardson, Philomath