Student news: Samantha Pearce attends 4-H National Congress
Samantha Pearce recently returned from 4-H National Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Samantha earned her delegation by receiving Grand Champion at State Fair with her Clothing Construction project of a black jean jacket. This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, because 4-H members are allowed to attend National Congress only once in their 4-H career. Colorado youth can only attend through placing of Grand Champion at State Fair. She learned many ways she can benefit her community by attending this conference.
While in Atlanta, Samantha attended several classes on leadership, “fun” classes on personal interests such as cooking, dancing and community service. They had motivational speakers nightly from Holocaust survivors to Miss America. She went on special tours of Atlanta, had dinner at the Museum of Natural History there and ended the trip with a gala and dancing. Her favorite part of the trip was the community service project. More than 800 youths from across the country participated in community service projects on the last full day of the trip. Samantha’s service project was trimming bushes and adding mulch to the historic Oakland Cemetery. Collectively, the group put in more than 3,000 hours of volunteer time. This makes Samantha proud to be part of such an amazing organization, and she would like to encourage more youths to become involved in 4-H. Call 970-824-9180 for more information about how to join 4-H.
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.