AMES, Iowa-- Kevin Peyton, Sac City, has been named a delegate to the 2006 National 4-H Conference, March 25 to 30, at the National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Md. Peyton, 18, is the son of Harold and Sue Peyton.
Joining Peyton will be Laura Kuennen of Northwood, Marla Claussen of Bettendorf and Melanie Adam of Sioux City. Diana Cox of Iowa City and Barbara Sauser of Cascade will be attending the conference as adult delegates.
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."
Peyton, a ten-year 4-H member, has completed several major projects including leadership, citizenship, communications, beef and electronics/computer. He has received state project awards in leadership and electronics and was a delegate to the National Congress. He has served on the Iowa and National Youth Technology Team and as president, vice-president, treasurer and reporter of his local 4-H club.
"4-H has shaped my life and helped me become the person I am today. Through 4-H, I have participated in several opportunities that I would have not experienced otherwise. These opportunities have expanded my horizons and enhanced my communication and leadership ability," Peyton, a senior at Sac Community Schools, said. "I look forward to networking with other 4-H'ers from around the country to address current issues and continue to develop the 4-H program."
Peyton's trip is sponsored by The Des Moines Register and Monsanto Corporation.
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