Trip applications due Jan. 10

Trip applications due Jan. 10 South Dakota 4-H youth ages 16-19 may apply now for participation in one of three national 4-H trips in 2005. Applications are taken through Jan. 10 at local county Extension offices.

The three trips include the 75th National 4-H Conference, April 1-6 in Chevy Chase, MD, the National 4-H Youth Directions Council, April 1-6 in Chevy Chase, MD, and the 84th National 4-H Congress, Nov. 25-29 in Atlanta, GA.

Winners will receive one trip in a given year to represent South Dakota 4-H. Delegates may apply for additional trips in following years.

To apply, 4-H members should submit a folder containing a one-page cover letter, a resum� of up to three pages, and a letter of recommendation from a source such as a teacher, 4-H club leader, or coach, said Carolyn Clague, SDSU Extension youth development/4-H specialist.

Applicants should not include 4-H journals or record books in their folders, Clague added.

For more information, contact your local 4-H club or county Extension office.

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