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Jonathan Bensing Chosen for National 4-H Design Team

Posted: January 17, 2011

Jonathan Bensing, 4-H member in Lancaster County, has been chosen to serve on the National 4-H Congress Design Team.
Jonathan Bensing, 4-H Member, Lancaster County

Jonathan Bensing, 4-H Member, Lancaster County

Jonathan is one of eight youth who will serve on the team for 2011. Each young person chosen was a participant in the 2010 National 4-H Congress and was nominated for this position by their state. Forty of the nation's most outstanding youth applied for this honor.

Chosen because of their philosophy of leadership, creativity, ability to represent themselves in a video, and their 4-H background, these gifted youth will be a part of creating the 2011 National 4-H Congress. They will serve as a part of a team of Extension professionals and 4-H volunteers. This youth-adult partnership will be challenged to create a dynamic national opportunity for young people from across the nation.

Jonathan has participated in 4-H since he was eight and currently serves as president of his club He was also a teen leader for his club and held the office of treasurer, 2007-2009. He has participated in State Achievement Days, Capital Days and 4-H fairs and was awarded the Superior Achievement Award this year. Along with his involvement in 4-H, Jonathan also enjoys golf, music, and volunteering as a student historian at the Ephrata Cloister, as state historic site.