Seventeen Oregon 4-H members to attend National 4-H Congress

July 14, 2008

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 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

Author: Judy Scott
Source: Helen Pease