2013 National 4-H Week – Monday: Favorite Moment in 4-H – #2

I have seen my friends post about their favorite moment in 4-H, so I thought I would post mine, as this was my last year as a member. The good problem I have is that I have been blessed to have multiple favorite moments while in 4-H, so I’ll be posting 3-4 “Favorite Moments” this week, followed by things I’m looking forward to in the future.

2013 National 4-H Conference

I was lucky to be selected as one of 4 Iowa delegates to attend the National 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, MD. The week I was there went by SO fast. I met TONS of new friends who I’m still in contact with today. In fact, I spent a week with a gal that I met from West Virginia this summer. We started a Facebook chat that now has well over 20,000 messages 🙂 But the people I met from all over the nation (including places like North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Montana, Nova Scotia, and Hawaii), will forever be my best friends. I’m already “planning” a trip down south over winter break to visit my friend Steven in Puerto Rico. As we were from Iowa, we were lucky enough to meet 1:1 our former governor and current Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, after he keynoted on Monday morning.

Iowa Delegates with Secretary Vilsack Talking with Secretary Vilsack
Iowa Delegates talking with Secretary Vilsack Iowa Delegates at the Cherry Blossom Festival
Iowa Delegates at the White House South Dakota and Iowa Delegations take the Metro to DC

The Last Night

Jessi (WV National Guard Teen Panel) and I National Guard Teen Panel
Blake (NC National Guard Teen Panel) & I Jessi (WV National Guard Teen Panel) & I
My friend Steven (PR National Guard Teen Panel) Lexi (MD National Guard Teen Panel) and I
The Iowa Delegation's connecting flight got delayed, but we made it home!