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Coleen Gabhart Selected For National 4-H Congress Design Team
Updated January 15, 2015 7:39 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Congratultations to Coleen Gabhart, a Lawrence County 4-H Member who has been selected to be on the 2015 National 4-H Congress Design Team.

Gabhart is one of 8 youth chosen from across the U.S. to be on the design team. The applications were outstanding and the selections were very difficult.

National 4-H Congress is a unique leadership opportunity for 4-H members from all 50 states. The event focuses on leadership, youth empowerment, community service, career development, and cultural diversity. The event brings 4-H members to Atlanta, GA. over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The planning committee takes advantage of Atlanta's standing as an international city and exposes delegates to as many venues in the city as possible including the Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coke-A-Cola, CNN Center, Carter Presidential Library and the Martin Luther King Center. There are many outstanding workshops along with keynote addresses that round out the experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 4-H members.

The final delegate is selected through a state interview process and must be in the grades 10-12 at the time applications are due, complete an application and go through a county and state selection process. Participants can only attend this event one time during their 4-H career.

The following young people were the successful candidates.

  • Emily Bowman, Wisconsin
  • Coleen Gabhart, Indiana
  • Madison Graham, Oregon
  • Olivia Hamilton, Oklahoma
  • Nicholas Johnston, Colorado
  • Tyler Packer, Mississippi
  • Pongkhi Sarmah, New Jersey
  • Cameron Suorsa, Pennsylvania

Click here to see Gabhart's application video on YouTube.

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