Iowa 4-H youths head to 2014 National 4-H Conference
AMES (ISU) – Four 4-H members, including three from the Farm News coverage area, have been selected to represent Iowa at last week’s National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C.
The conference ran from April 5 through April 10.
The four 4-H youths were Raeann Hanlon, Calhoun County; Renae Drey and Tyler Pickhinke, both of Sac County; and Paul Elliot, Linn County.
ISU Extension sends four delegates annually.
“It is an honor to be selected to attend National 4-H Conference,” said Cayla Taylor, Iowa State University Extension 4-H youth program coordinator. “Delegates are selected based on their involvement in 4-H, as well as their leadership and communication skills.
“The conference brings top 4-H’ers from across the country to share ideas to strengthen the 4-H program nationally and at the state level.”
Hanlon, 17, is the daughter of Eugenia Hamilton. A nine-year 4-H member, she has participated in child development, communication, leadership, sewing and sheep projects. She has participated in her county 4-H council and National 4-H Congress.
She is a senior at Prairie Valley High School, of Gowrie.
Renae Drey, 18, is the daughter of Dean and Deb Drey. A nine-year 4-H member, she has participated in citizenship, communication, consumer management, food and nutrition and leadership projects.
She has participated in state and county 4-H councils, her county 4-H committee, National 4-H Congress, and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
She is a senior at St. Mary’s Catholic High School, in Storm Lake.
Tyler Pickhinke, 18, is the son of Steve and Tracy Pickhinke. An eight-year 4-H member, he has participated in beef, citizenship, communication, leadership and visual arts projects.
He has participated in state and county 4-H councils, National 4-H Congress, Iowa 4-H Technology Team and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
He is a senior at Ridge View High School, in Holstein.
Elliot, 18, is the son of Jill Elliot. A nine-year 4-H member, he has participated in child development, citizenship, communication, home improvement and music projects.
He has participated in state, area and county 4-H councils, his county youth committee, National 4-H Congress and 4-H Technology teams.
He is a senior through the Marion Home School Assistance Program.
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