Months of planning and fundraising paid off for nine Polk County 4-H teens earlier this month when they joined up with 26 other Arkansas 4-H teens to travel to Washington DC as part of the 2017 delegation to Citizenship Washington Focus.
Abby Taylor, Lindy Price, and Emily McCarley from the Cossatot River 4-H Achievers club; Hannah Bellon, Keilah and Eden Barney from the Kountry Kids 4-H club; and Jacob Ezell, Rebecca and David Lehmann from the Mountain Fork Growing Clovers 4-H club represented Polk County and Arkansas as part of the 39 member delegation. The delegation was chaperoned by three U of A County Agents, including Polk County Agent Carla Vaught, and one volunteer 4-H leader.
The group traveled by charter bus from Little Rock to DC. They all agreed that the two 18 hour bus rides were the hardest part of the trip. Travel pains were quickly forgotten as the group settled into the National 4-H Center at Chevy Chase for the weeklong educational program centered on history and our national government process.
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