AMES, Iowa-- Twenty-three Iowa 4-H members will join 1,200 other 4-H'ers throughout the country at the 84th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. The conference mixes educational, service and recreational opportunities for 4-H youth.
Delegates to the annual youth leadership development conference, entitled "Lead, Learn, Grow," will volunteer for community service at Clover House, a 4-H Habitat for Humanity project in Atlanta. Delegates will participate in workshops to develop leadership skills, discussion groups on current issues, plenary sessions with speakers and tours and recreational opportunities.
Iowa's Congress delegates are selected through interviews and evaluation of support materials. They are chosen for their leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
"It is an honor to be selected to attend National 4-H Congress," Brenda Allen, Iowa State University Extension 4-H program specialist, said. "But it is also a wonderful educational opportunity. The delegates learn about leadership, service and cultural differences."
Mary Clancy, Southwest Iowa Youth Field Specialist of Coon Rapids, and Linda Bigley, Linn County Extension Education Director of Marion, will accompany the youth.
Iowa's 4-H youth delegates are:
Lydia Beck, 18, of Buckingham, a senior at Union High School and the daughter of Louis and Pat Beck.
Miranda Blanchard, 17, of Colo, a senior at Colo-Nesco High School and the daughter of Mike and Shari Caruth.
Natalie Bohling, 16, of Greenfield, a junior at Nodaway Valley High School and the daughter of Lynn and Elaine Bohling.
Kierstyn Borg, 17, of Mount Vernon, a senior at Mount Vernon High School and the daughter of Eldean and Sheila Borg.
Michelle Breen, 17, of Sioux City, a senior at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School and the daughter of Jack and Janet Breen.
Angie Burnham, 17, of Sergeant Bluff, a senior at Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School and the daughter of Wayne and Jean Burnham.
Lauren Collins, 18, of Sac City, a senior at Sac Community High School and the daughter of Lane and Barb Collins.
Ben Daniels, 16, of Eldora, a junior at Eldora-New Providence High School and the son of Dr. Larry and Peggy Daniels.
Rebecca Dockendorff, 16, of Danville, a junior at Danville Community High School and the daughter of John and Sandy Dockendorff.
Molly Elliot, 18, of Anamosa, a home-schooled senior and the daughter of Jill Elliot.
Elise Engeman, 17, of Iowa City, a senior at City High School and the daughter of Elaine Boeding-Engeman.
Megan Fischer, 17, of Minden, a senior at Tri-Center Community High School and the daughter of Ben and Dee Fischer.
Mary Foell, 16, of Schaller, a junior at Schaller-Crestland High School and the daughter of Bill and Laura Foell.
Krista Foley, 18, of Northwood, a senior at Northwood-Kensett High School and the daughter of Larry and Karen Foley.
Chelsea Friedrich, 17, of Alta Vista, a senior at Ivanhoe Christian Academy and the daughter of Rod and Toni Friedrich.
Elizabeth R. Hill, 16, of Manly, a home-schooled and dual-enrolled junior at Northwood-Kensett High School. She is the daughter of Eric and Alison Hill.
Greta Johnson, 18, of Ireton, is a senior at LeMars Community High School and the daughter of Carl and Joann Johnson.
Paige Jones, 17, of Williamsburg, is a senior at Williamsburg Community School and the daughter of Terry and Susan Jones.
Traci Kordick, 17, of Bridgewater, is a senior at Nodaway Valley High School and the daughter of Phillip and Diana Kordick.
Priscilla Marlar, 17, of Wayland, is home-schooled and duel-enrolled as a senior at WACO High School. She is the daughter of Rick and Patsy Marlar.
Janice Songstad, 17, of Northwood, a senior at Northwood-Kensett High School and the daughter of Dale and Mary Songstad.
Allix Tenold, 16, of Northwood, a junior at Northwood-Kensett High School and the daughter of Lynn and Mindy Tenold.
Sydni Williams, 18, of Storm Lake, a senior at Storm Lake Saint Mary's High School and the daughter of Mark and Deb Williams.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, firstname.lastname@example.org