Local 4-H’ers will travel to Washington

Local 4-H'ers will travel to Washington David Jensen and Leslie Larson of Vermillion and Dean Miller of Wakonda have been selected to participate in the 2000 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington, DC June 30 – July 9.

The Clay County 4-H members are three of approximately 80 South Dakota 4-H'ers who will have an opportunity to visit the nation's capitol and the National 4-H Center. Participants will also have the chance to debate national issues with 4-H members and leaders from 12 other states. The delegates will be able to visit with the US senators and representatives. Selections were based on the member's accumulative 4-H record, personal application and personal interview.

David, son of Robert and Sharron Jensen, is an 11-year member of the Clay County 4-H program. He has participated in the following project areas: Wood Science, Safety, Photography, Horticulture, Home Living, Foods and Nutrition, Electric, Crops, Courtesy & Grooming, Community Service, Clothing, Rabbit and Citizenship.

Leslie is a 10-year member of the Country Gals & Guys 4-H Club. Her parents are Leroy and Marlys Larson. Leslie has been active in the Breads, Careers, Citizenship, Clothing, Community Service, Crops, Electricity, Foods & Nutrition, Food Preservation, Home Living, Horticulture, Leadership, Photography, Physical Fitness, Visual Arts and Wood Science project areas.

Dean is the son of Mike and Joan Miller and is an eight-year member of the Young Producers 4-H Club. He has been active in Beef, Citizenship, Clothing, Computers, Dog, Ecology, Foods & Nutrition, Leadership, Photography, Poultry, Safety, Rabbit, Food Preservation, Hobbies & Collections, Home Living, Pets & Small Animals and Visual Arts project areas.

The Citizenship Washington Focus trip is sponsored by the Clay County 4-H Leaders Association, the Clay County 4-H Junior Leaders Association, the Clay County Youth Trust Fund and the South Dakota 4-H Foundation.

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