Andy Jensen to attend National 4-H Conference

Andy Jensen to attend National 4-H Conference
Andy Jensen will be attending the 76th National 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, MD, near Washington D.C.

The theme for this year's conference is "Connect 4-H � Let's Get Together!"

Each state can send up to four delegates, which have to apply in order to be selected. Jensen is one of the four selected from South Dakota and will be representing Clay County. Others attending include Elliot Bloom, Custer County, Lexi Bohlander, Marshall County, and Jared Wulf, Hand County.

Jensen will be flying out of Sioux Falls on Friday, March 24 and will be staying in Maryland until Thursday, March 30. He will be returning just in time before for his April 1 prom at Wakonda. This will be Jen-sen's first time ever on an airplane and he says he is really excited.

Jensen lives on a family farm and has been especially active in swine, sheep, and beef 4-H projects. He has served on livestock judging teams and has been vice president and president of his class in high school, as well as serving as vice president and president of his 4-H club. He has also participated in various 4-H citizenship/community service projects.

Jensen was awarded this experience because of his accomplishments which were presented on a three-page resum� and in a 30-minute interview with the selection committee.

Some interesting highlights to be included with his trip include "Super Opening Socials" with a pin trade, going on an evening tour of monuments, and touring Capitol Hill. Jensen will get to visit with Sen. Tim Johnson, Sen. John Thune, and Rep. Stephanie Herseth. There will also be workshops and a service learning project.

This is Jensen's second time in Washington D.C.; he went in the summer of 2004 for Citizenship: Washington Focus with a group of kids and participating in a great experience. He says, "I hope this will be just as fun!"

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