Washburn County youth attends National 4-H Congress in Atlanta

Jackie Rosenbush, left, is shown with Destiny, another Wisconsin participant, at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 24-28. The photo was taken before the gala dinner event. – Photo submitted

SPOONER – Jackie Rosenbush, from Washburn County, was selected to travel to Atlanta, Ga., for the 97th National 4-H Congress Nov. 24-28.
The National 4-H Congress engages high school aged 4-H members in leadership, citizenship, global awareness and inclusion. Attendees take part in state-of-the-art educational workshops and hear from world-renowned speakers. They can also network with other 4-H youth and adults from across the country.
Rosenbush, Washburn County 4-H’er who attended the National 4-H Youth Congress, joined 39 other Wisconsin 4-H’ers and four adult advisers as a part of more than 900 attendees from across the nation.
Wisconsin 4-H’ers attended workshops titled “Drones,” “Zumba” and “Think Globally, Think Agriscience.”
4-H’ers also participated in citywide community service projects at a variety of sites; Rosenbush volunteered her time at The History Center of Atlanta. Young people also had the opportunity to visit the CNN building and the Atlanta Zoo, among other sites.
Conference speakers included Holocaust survivor Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, inspirational speaker Dan Clark and Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, who, at age 14, founded North Dakota’s annual Make-A-Wish Fashion Show.
To learn more about 4-H youth development programs, please contact the Washburn County UW – Extension office at 715-635-4444 and/or anna.demers@ces.uwex.edu.