Two students who attend Mid-East Career & Technology Centers are have been chosen to represent Muskingum County at the National 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) conference in Washington, DC July 1-7.
The Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a week-long 4-H citizenship program for youth ages 14-19 that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just miles from Washington, DC.
Every summer, thousands of young people participate in the program, which provides opportunities for them to:
- strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills on a national level
- understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders
- exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds.
- experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, DC.
CWF participants who attend this year’s conference will enjoy:
- a behind-the-scenes look at our nation's capital and the chance to meet Members of Congress
- motivational speakers, educational workshops, and assemblies that increase individual commitment to citizen involvement and build lifetime skills for success
- activities that encourage new and lasting friendships
- anenthusiastic staff of young adultsthat work directly with them
Participants are immersed in the culture and history of Washington through onsite workshopsat its mostspectacular sights.
Patrick Bush, a Natural Resource Conservation student from Philo, has been very involved in the Muskingum County 4-H for several years. He is a member of the Jr. Fair Board, Jr. Leaders, camp counselor, and very involved in his local 4-H club. Patrick graduated from Mid-East and Philo High School this year. He plans to continue his education to become a peace officer.
Taylor Potts, a Pathways to Engineering student from John Glenn, has also been very involved in the Muskingum County 4-H for several years. She is a member of the Jr. Fair Board, Jr. Leaders, camp counselor, and actively involved in her local Creative Farm Kids 4-H club. Taylor is working on a dual enrollment at Zane State College in the Pathways to Engineering program. She will graduate in 2013 with an Associate’s Degree in Technical Studies.