4-H National Conference Highlight: Julia

Julia Jumper is a 4-H member in Westmoreland County.

Julia stands in front of the National 4-H Conference Center

Julia stands in front of the National 4-H Conference Center

The National 4-H Conference was amazing! The best part was working with 14 other 4-Hers in my roundtable group. We were all so different, but we came together in 10 short hours to form a great team. Our presentation to the Department of Education went great! I was surprised by how supportive, focused, and happy they were to hear what we had to say. It made me realize that adults really do value the opinions of youth. Also, it was so cool to hear how 4-H is different across the country. There was even a kid in my group from Canada. Not only did I get to make friends from so many different states, but it also brought me so much closer to the other Pennsylvania delegates. I’m so glad I got to have this experience and to share it with such great people! I recommend that everyone applies next year so hopefully you all will get to experience this great event for yourself!