4-H Citizenship Washington Focus delegates selected Theresa Dendinger of Vermillion and Patrick Morrison of Wakonda have been selected to participate in the 2005 Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington, DC, July 2-10.
The Clay County 4-H members are two of approximately 80 South Dakota 4-H members who will have the opportunity to visit the nation's capitol and the National 4-H Center. All delegates will have the opportunity to debate national issues with other 4-H members and leaders from 12 other states. Participants will also be able to visit with South Dakota senators and representatives. County delegates were chosen based on their accumulative 4-H record and personal applications.
Dendinger is the daughter of Bill and Cyndi Dendinger. She is an 11-year member of the Jolly Juniors and Juniorettes 4-H Club. She has participated in the following 4-H project areas: Fashion Revue, Clothing, Breads, Food Preservation, Foods & Nutrition, Community Service, Visual Arts, Home Living, Safety, Wood Science, Recycling, First Aid, Computers, Hobbies & Collections and Bicycle.
Morrison, son of Jim and Susan Morrison, is an eight-year member of the Young Producers 4-H Club. He has been active in the Poultry, Horticulture, Rabbit, Sheep, Safety, Electric, Breads, Plant Science, Educational Displays, Expressive Arts, Graphic Arts, Clothing, Home Living, Visual Arts, Hobbies & Collections and Photography project areas.
The Citizenship Washington Focus trip is co-sponsored by the Clay County 4-H Leaders Association, Clay County Youth Trust Fund and the South Dakota 4-H Foundation.