AMES, Iowa-- Melanie Adam, Sioux 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. Adam, 18, is the daughter of Brian and Kay Adam.
Joining Adam will be Kevin Peyton of Sac City, Marla Claussen of Bettendorf and Laura Kuennen of Northwood. 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."
Adam, a nine-year 4-H member, has received state project awards in leadership and communications. She is currently a member of the Iowa State 4-H Council and has served as president, vice-president, secretary and historian at her local 4-H club.
"4-H has allowed me to develop from a shy 10-year-old into a confident and self-motivated individual," Adam said. "If it were not for my positive experiences in the 4-H program, I may have never realized the joys of leadership and service in my community or discovered so many interests leading to my future educational and career goals or formed such strong friendships and lasting memories."
Adam'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,