AMES, Iowa-- Diana Cox, Iowa City, will be an adult delegate to the 2006 National 4-H Conference, March 25 to 30, at the National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Md.
Joining Cox will be Kevin Peyton of Sac City, Melanie Adam of Sioux City, Marla Claussen of Bettendorf and Laura Kuennen of Northwood. Barbara Sauser of Cascade will be attending the conference as another adult delegate.
The theme for the 76th annual National 4-H Conference is "Connect 4-H--Let's Get Together!" Delegates will take part in a hands-on service learning project.
"It's an honor to be selected to attend National 4-H Conference," Brenda Allen, Iowa State University Extension 4-H specialist, said. "These delegates excelled in the 4-H program in Iowa and will be sharing some of the outstanding programs Iowa 4-H has with participants across the nation. They also have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge youth development programs from others."
Cox has been a 4-H leader for 15 years and received the State Alumni Award. Her trip is sponsored by Grinnell Mutual Insurance Foundation.
"The role of a 4-H volunteer is very rewarding as you watch youth grow socially, intellectually and physically. Their ability to lead, communicate and to work with others improves dramatically as a result of their 4-H experiences," Cox said.
For more information about 4-H, contact the county office of ISU Extension.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, firstname.lastname@example.org