Jodlowski among Illinois 4-H'ers headed to National Congress
October 20, 2012, 4-H delegates from across the nation will gather in Atlanta, Georgia for the 91st National 4-H Congress scheduled for November 23-27. Illinois will be represented by 20 teens that include Cameron Jodlowski, Logan County 4-H member from the Atlanta Town & Country club who was awarded a trip in the Animal Science curriculum area.
National 4-H Congress offers states an opportunity to send outstanding 4-H youth to this event and provide them with an expanded educational experience through seminars, community service projects, and tours sponsored by local and national 4-H program donors. Highlighting this year’s event will be author and motivational speaker Dan Thurmon, internationally known speaker, songwriter/recording artist, and author Dan Clark, Holocaust survivor Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, and Miss America 2012, Robin Kaeppeler.
All Congress delegates will participate in special cultural programs during the International Dinner and a night of programming at the Atlanta History Center. Other educational experiences during National 4-H Congress include delegate participation in workshops focusing on cultural differences, team leadership development, and the power of youth. Delegates will also have the opportunity to tour locations around Atlanta, such as CNN, the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium, Savannah College of Art & Design, The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and the birthplace and home church of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chaperones for the Illinois delegation include Susan Coulter, 4-H volunteer from Peoria County and Jeff Littrell of Marion County. Debra Stocker, Extension Specialist, University of Illinois Extension State 4-H Office will serve as the delegation’s trip coordinator.
National 4-H Congress is conducted by Cooperative Extension Service staff on behalf of the Cooperative Extension System of the state land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. The University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. For more information on University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development programs visit the Logan County 4-H website at www.extension.illinois.edu/lms/logan4h .