APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR 4-H WASHINGTON TRIP
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama youth interested in developing leadership and citizenship skills while they explore the nation's capital are encouraged to apply by April 28 to attend Alabama's 2006 4-H Citzenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip to Washington, D.C.
Alabama Farmers Federation, a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, has announced that it will support this year's CWF trip, set for June 4-10. The Federation's sponsorship means each delegate will pay just $200 of the $1,100 cost of the conference. Other sponsors include the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation and the Alabama 4-H Foundation.
Paul Pinyan, assistant director of the Federation's Governmental Affairs Department, said Alabama's CWF delegation will include students with farm backgrounds and those from more urban areas.
"The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is seeking applications from youth who have strong agricultural interests as well as those who have nontraditional 4-H interests," Pinyan said. "Alabama Farmers Federation will be assisting in delegate selection, and this will help ensure that Alabama's agricultural heritage is well represented."
The trip is designed for students who are 15-19 years of age. The one-page application form is available on the www.AlfaFarmers.org website. 4-Hers also may submit an optional "Achievement Portfolio Form," which is available on the Extension website, www.aces.edu/fourh.
Applications are due Friday, April 28. Mail to Shannon Andress, ACES/4-H, 219 C Duncan Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849. Delegates will be notified on Tuesday, May 2. For more information, contact Andress at (334) 844-7690 or Pinyan at (334) 613-4208.
Delegates returning from the 2006 CWF may be asked to make a brief presentation about their experiences to local civic groups, county governing bodies, state legislators and local sponsor representatives.
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