Nelson, Peterson will attend Citizenship Washington Focus

Nelson, Peterson will attend Citizenship Washington Focus Daniel Nelson, Vermillion, and Evan Peterson, Wakonda, have been selected to participate in the 2001 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington, D.C. June 29 – July 8.

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

Nelson, son of Craig and Leslie Nelson, is a nine-year 4-H member of the Clay County Cubs. He has participated in the following 4-H project areas: beef, breads, crops, electric, foods & nutrition, hobbies & collections, horticulture, photography, sheep, swine, visual arts and wood science. He currently serves as reporter for the Clay County Junior Leaders organization.

Peterson is the son of Chuck and Nadeen Peterson, Wakonda, and is an eight-year member of the Young Producers 4-H Club. He has been active in beef, citizenship, community service, home living, swine, poultry, safety and the visual arts project areas. Peterson currently serves as vice-president of the Clay County 4-H Junior Leaders organization.

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

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