Lycoming 4-H'ers Rock out to Leadership

Baily Stonecypher, Olivia Katzmaier, Katelyn Hazel, and Jeanette Blank. Image provided.

A massive blizzard can’t keep 4-H’ers down!  After the State Leadership Conference weekend was cancelled, organizers were able to reschedule this member favorite for February 14 and 15, 2016 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.  Around 400 youth participated in the weekend’s festivities.  That sounds like a lot of teens, but that is only a fraction of the youth who had registered for the original event weekend—we hope to see those members back with us in 2017!

The first ever SLC Junior (ages 10-13) was a great success with around 45 participants.  Throughout their day-long conference, members learned how to say no to drugs, the difference between a group and a team, how to be an advocate for 4-H and agriculture, handshakes and proper table settings, the importance of practicing speaking in front of others, and how to make a difference.  Thank you to the conference presenters Jeanette Blank and Curt Stackhouse, Suzanne Boarts, Bryan Dickinson, Critter Fink, Carol Schurman, and speakers Jean Lonie and Karoline Kent. 

Meanwhile, teens were having a rockin’ time at SLC in a variety of workshops.  Workshops consisted of topics including how social media brands your professional image, global connections, leadership survival skills, dining etiquette, how to tell your 4-H story, stress management and more! 

Five members from Lycoming County were able to attend the rescheduled weekend.

SLC Junior- Callie Moore and Makenze Snook

SLC- Katelyn Hazel, Olivia Katzmaier, Baily Stonecypher

Presenters- Jeanette Blank (4-H Educator) and Curt Stackhouse (volunteer)


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