CHEVY CHASE, Md. — Two 4-H members from the CCE Rensselaer County 4-H Youth Development Program recently participated in the 2019 4-H Wonders of Washington Conference in Washington D.C. Rensselaer County 4-H members Amanda Thrasher of Troy and Will Smith, also of Troy joined other 4-H members from the Capital District for the weeklong conference. The delegation stayed at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD.
During the conference the youth participated in a variety of workshops about the federal government branches, the media, and other related topics. The delegation toured many monuments and memorials, as well as visited the Smithsonian Museums and the National Holocaust Museum. The delegation also visited the White House Visitors Center, United States Supreme Court, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress. Additionally, the youth had the opportunity to meet with a staff member from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office and toured the United States Capitol.
For more information about the Rensselaer County 4-H program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County 4–H at 518-272-4210.
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