Maui 4-Hers travel to 98th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia

Kami Echiverri, Emma Endo, Marisa Fillazar, Taylie Kawakami, Erin Kobashigawa, Sydnie Matsuda, Erin Mukai, Mia Rivera, Sarah Sakakihara, Sofia Stupplebeen, Ashley Taoka, Kendall Taomoto, Michelle Tasaki and chaperones Nancy Ooki and Wendy Taomoto from Maui joined 10 other outstanding 4-Hers throughout the state at the 98th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta Nov. 23-27.

This is the highest state honor attainable by a 4-Her in recognition of significant accomplishments in the Hawaii 4-H Youth Development Program.

The conference theme “Be True, Be You” brought more than 850 outstanding 4-Hers together throughout the country.

The 4-Hers were challenged by motivational speakers, hands-on workshops, cultural programs and community service experiences. The 4-Hers had an opportunity to expand and further develop their leadership skills.

Partial scholarship support for this national recognition event was provided by the Hawaii 4-H Alumni Association. 4-H Youth Development Programs are conducted through the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and Cooperative Extension.

For more information about the 4-H Youth Development Program, contact Nancy Ooki at 244-3242, ext. 225.