CORVALLIS, Ore. – Seventeen high school students from Oregon will attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 23-27.
More than 1,300 4-H members from all 50 states and Puerto Rico attend the annual meeting, which is often the highlight of a 4-H member's career. Delegates hear inspirational speakers, participate in cultural workshops, take part in large-scale community service projects and visit historical sites near Atlanta.
A committee from the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth development program selected the delegates based on their overall achievement in 4-H projects, leadership, communication, citizenship and community service.
OSU Extension oversees Oregon's 4-H program, which reached more than 114,000 youths via a network of 7,300 volunteers in 2011. Activities focus on areas like healthy living, civic engagement and science.
The following students traveling to Atlanta are:
Albany: Garrett Hurley
Aumsville: Raquel Albee
Beaverton: David DeFrain
Buxton: Emily Cackler
Damascus: Ely Crawford
Grants Pass: Caleb Lennon
Happy Valley: Emily Brant
Hillsboro: Matthew Ferguson
Monmouth: Shayne White
Newberg: Tia Piscitelli
Philomath: Tessa Gourley and Courtney Kutzler
Sandy: Akaela Wafford, Jacob L. Johnson and Chris Janik
Sherwood: Nathaniel Tilp
Veneta: Larissa Seyber
More information on the conference is at http://bit.ly/S9g9jz.