AMES, Iowa – Victoria Frisbie of Cass County has been selected to represent Iowa as a delegate for the National 4-H Congress entitled “Accept the Challenge” in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 27 – Dec. 1. One of 22 Iowa youth attending, she is sponsored by the Iowa 4-H Foundation National 4-H Congress Endowment and will get a chance to listen to speakers, participate in workshops and serve the Atlanta community.
“National 4-H Congress is an amazing opportunity for Iowa 4-H’ers,” said Brenda Allen, Iowa State University Extension 4-H youth developmental specialist. “Not only do youth meet delegates from across the country, they also have the opportunity to hear nationally-renowned speakers and participate in thought-provoking workshops.”
The workshop topics include team building, cultural issues and leadership skills, and the community service projects take place in the Atlanta area. Tours of Atlanta, an international night and a trip to the Atlanta History Museum are among other things also included.
Frisbie, 18, is the daughter of Terry and Marjorie Frisbie of Walnut. Through interviews and evaluation of support materials, she and the other 21 delegates were selected based on their citizenship, leadership and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her nine years in 4-H, Frisbie has been involved in the rabbit and home improvement project areas while taking working exhibit, food and nutrition and clothing projects to the state fair. She also has served as club president, been a member of her county, area and state 4-H councils and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped me learn to set and meet goals,” she said. “It has helped me gain leadership and public speaking skills, which I use every day and will use in the future.”
Frisbie is currently a senior at Atlantic High School and will be accompanied with the other Iowa delegates by two ISU Extension youth development field specialists, Ray Reynolds and Daleta Christensen.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Cass County office of ISU Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.
Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, email@example.com
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