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Cumberland County 4-H Members Attend Pennsylvania 4-H State Achievement Days

Posted: September 6, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- More than 675 teenagers from across Pennsylvania participated in competitive events and community service at the annual 4-H State Achievement Days held recently at Penn State's University Park campus.
Cumberland County 4-H delegation to 4-H State Achievement Days.

Cumberland County 4-H delegation to 4-H State Achievement Days.

Participants took part in competitive and noncompetitive contests in such areas as physical fitness, orienteering, food and nutrition, public speaking, livestock, and dairy and horse judging. In addition, top competitors qualified for regional and national 4-H competitions. They also completed several community-service events, including the "Amp It Up!" 4-H service project.

"4-H State Achievement Days are an opportunity for members to put into practice the knowledge they have learned through several years of 4-H participation," said Christy Bartley, Penn State Extension state program leader for 4-H youth development. "Many qualify to go on to regional and national contests, where they will represent the Pennsylvania 4-H program."

Pennsylvania 4-H State Council conducted elections, and eight teens were selected to serve one-year terms as executive officers of the 2011-2012 Pennsylvania 4-H Council, a group of young people selected from around the state to be the official spokespeople for the Pennsylvania 4-H program to government, university and industry officials.

The 4-H program is coordinated by Penn State Extension and the College of Agricultural Sciences. More information about 4-H can be found at http://extension.psu.edu/4-H.