Opportunity of a lifetime for 20 Missouri 4-H'ers
- Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This fall, 20 Missouri 4-H delegates will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They will attend National 4-H Congress to network with peers from across the country. While there, they will attend workshops, complete service-learning opportunities and tour some of Atlanta’s landmarks.
“Thanks to 4-H, I have had and still have a safe environment where I can grow as a person and gain new leadership skills and experiences, and for that I am very thankful,” said Claire Starbuck, of Johnson County, during the application process.
“4-H affords me the opportunity to try new things; it also inspires me to bridge one opportunity to another,” said Jake Bartlett, of Platte County, in his 4-H story essay. Local 4-H club and county opportunities, along with state 4-H events, prepare teens for national programs.
Potential delegates traveled to Columbia to complete their interviews. The top 20 applicants were selected and announced at closing ceremonies during State 4-H Congress in June.
“Getting to meet them in person and see their commitment to Missouri 4-H was really inspiring,” says Megan Kershner, Missouri 4-H awards coordinator.
2022 National 4-H Congress delegates
- Abigail Arnold, Pettis County
- Jake Bartlett, Platte County
- Nicole Benne, Warren County
- Allison Brown, Newton County
- Tannah Cassatt, Jasper County
- Lynn Dyer, Lafayette County
- Keon Engeman, Henry County
- Victoria Gibbs, Cass County
- Konnor Hoerrmann, Linn County
- Maesen Hoerrmann, Linn County
- Trae Hoerrmann, Linn County
- Nathaniel Hudson, Jasper County
- Caleb Johnson, Jackson County
- Melanie Loesch, Cole County
- Ryan Munsterman, Johnson County
- Elizabeth Ravasini, Cass County
- Andrew Shelton, Barton County
- Claire Starbuck, Johnson County
- Ashley Suter, Greene County
- Tysen Wilson, Macon County
About Missouri 4-H
More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow – making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. For more information, visit 4h.missouri.edu.
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