4-H members learn about citizenship in Washington D.C. and at other historic sites
Each time they recite the 4-H pledge, 4-H members promise to use their "hands to larger service." Now, Iowa 4-H members are taking that pledge to a new level as they use citizenship to improve the communities in which they live.
Citizenship Regional Focus is a 4-H citizenship program for middle-school and high school youth.
4-H delegates from Allamakee, Howard, Mitchell and Winneshiek counties participated in a two-year program as well as attended an eight-day trip to national landmarks including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., Gettysburg, the U.S. Capitol and many other sites. The program is aimed at enriching young people's lives by expanding their appreciation and respect for themselves and others in the world. They learn and practice skills that will make them better citizens and more successful individuals.
Mitchell County 4-H members included Josiah Meier, Bethany Meier, Samantha Scharper, Brooke Scharper, Dylan Aschenbrenner, Sarah Phelps, Abbie Kulow, Kate Mostek, Makayla Mostek, Garrett Meitner, Nicholas Bork, Chloe Goodale, Caitlyn Jensen, Tyler Jensen, and Kaylee Klaes. Michell County 4-H chaperones included Tracy Scharper, Stacy Jensen, Michele Kulow, Tara Bork, Jeremy Mostek and Katie Mostek.
Howard County 4-H members included Kayla Hruska and Hallie Frohn. Shelly Girolamo served as the Howard County 4-H Chaperone.
Winneshiek County 4-H members included Emily Irwin, Thomas Hendrickson, Daniel Schwartzhoff, Kimberly Fischer, Stacia Sexton, Keagen Einck, Emma Barton, Abraham Schmitt and Hanna Schmitt. Winneshiek County 4-H chaperones included Trevor Rockwell, Michelle Schwartzhoff, Michelle Einck, Karl Hendrickson, Ellen Sexton, Shannon Barton, Greg Schmitt and Sara Schmitt.
Katelyn Leiran participated as an Allamakee 4-H member, and Nancy Leiran was the Allamakee 4-H chaperone.