Local youth honored with 4-H trip awards

Local youth honored with 4-H trip awards Twelve 4-Hers from throughout South Dakota were awarded a trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta for their exceptional accomplishments in 4-H, leadership, community service, school activities and academics, said Carolyn Clague, Extension youth development/4-H specialist at South Dakota State University, Brookings.

The 12 S.D. youth will be part of nearly 1,500 4-H youth leaders from around the nation attending National Congress Nov. 23-27.

"National 4-H Congress is the flagship event for leadership and community service learning for 4-H members between the ages of 14 to 18 from across the United States. Youth from 48 states and two providences participate in the five-day event," said Clague.

Delegates selected include Tabitha Hubert of Vermillion and Dean Miller of Wakonda.

During the five-day event, 4-H members will participate in educational programs and cultural events in Atlanta. They will experience dynamic, nationally recognized speakers and entertainers; a citizen's political approach to community action for youth; tours and workshops held at some of Atlanta's most famous attractions; and the opportunity to interact with 4-H youth from across the nation.

In addition, delegates can participate in more than 20 educational programs focused on youth issues, leadership, appreciating diversity and community service learning.

4-Hers submitted their record books and applications for the trip in April. The books and applications were screened and individuals were selected for interviews during the State 4-H Youth Conference held at SDSU in June.

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