A student from Holden, MO, attended the 2016 National 4-H Congress last month in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shea Fitzgerald was among almost 900 youth delegates from 43 states and Puerto Rico, who attended the National 4-H Congress, November 25-29. According to a press release, the National 4-H Congress experience allows 4-H members from across the country to learn new skills, through workshops, hear from nationally recognized speakers, and experience Southern culture.

The selection process for the trip combines scores from a written recognition form and interview. Attendance at the National 4-H Congress is a culminating event for many 4-H participants a highly sought after award. Only twenty 4-H members from Missouri were selected to attend.

Delegates participated in a morning of service around Atlanta. Activities included, working in classrooms, cleaning up parks, preparing meals for homeless and shut-ins, sorting books to send to Africa, and much more.

For more information about 4-H, visit 4h.missouri.edu.

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