The 2012 4-H Teen Conference titled “4-H is Taking Over,” occurred recently at the University of Kentucky. It was open to all 4-H members who have completed ninth grade through the age of 18.
Clark County attendees included Haley Flannery, Cameron Ginter, Lily Hammond, Sadie Grace Hammond, Alexa Turner, Rachel Sames, Koty Hall and Stephen Skaggs.
During the conference, 4-H members were given the opportunity to experience dorm life in the UK residence halls, attended educational and fun workshops and participated in county night out at the movie.
Youth also participated in a seminar on how to prepare and apply for college. Clark County teens met youth from across the state and were able to vote for their next Kentucky 4-H State Officers.
Each night, teens attended programs highlighting 4-H involvement and achievement. Tuesday evening 4-H youth attended the 4-H Honors Program Banquet. The Honors Program consists of three different achievement levels, bronze, silver and gold.
This year Clark County had four award recipients: Taylor Davidson, Kendal Bowman, Ivy Gapp and Elisabeth Goodrich, all of whom were recognized for their completion of their Bronze Awards.
Youth who completed a clothing project and who were the winners of their county’s fashion revues, participated in the State 4-H Fashion Revue/ Talent Show on Wednesday during the conference.
Four Clark County youth participated in the Fashion Revue Track. The participants were judged on self presentation, poise, posture, attitude, grooming and appearance.
They were evaluated on garment suitability to their individual figures, coloring, fit and choice of accessories, as well as, garment construction.
Haley Flannery received top honors for her work and won a new sewing machine. Haley constructed her purple prom dress with rhinestone trim for her senior prom. Rachel Sames, Cameron Ginter and Koty Hall each finished in the top ten. Rachel Sames and Cameron Ginter were selected to the top five.
Alexa Turner was selected to take part in the talent portion of the evening. She performed a beautiful contemporary/lyrical style dance in honor of her teacher who previously had cancer.
Each year the State 4-H Teen Council (STC), plans and organizes the State Teen Conference.
Throughout the year delegates attend a series of meetings every two to three months. Each of the seven Districts select six delegates to represent them on the State Teen Council by completing an application and interview process.
Clark County and District 4 were well represented by Haley Flannery this year.
For more information on the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference, State Fashion Revue and Achievement Program, contact the Clark County Cooperative Extension Service at 744-4682.