Two Jackson County 4-H’ers recently returned from a three-day conference of science workshops at Purdue University.
Approximately 300 4-H members from Indiana’s 92 counties attended the conference designed to provide learning experiences, according to a news release.
The conference also is an opportunity for 4-H members to meet and make new friends with young people from across the state, live on the Purdue University campus and experience life in a residence hall, and enhance knowledge and skills related to their workshop area.
While on campus, they participated in specific workshops according to their interests, which included aerospace for Jackson County’s Mason Pottschmidt and computer science for McKindree Johnson, also of Jackson County.
Kyle Benter of Brownstown served on the 4-H Junior Leader Council this year and helped put on the Junior Leader Conference. Attending from Jackson County were Allison Hackman of Vallonia and Shelby Nierman of Brownstown. Hackman will be serving on the 4-H Council for the 2016 Junior Leader Conference.
Nine Jackson County 4-H members spent three days at Purdue University for 4-H Round-Up. Round-Up is a three-day conference for 4-H members from across the state that provides important learning experiences and an opportunity for 4-H members to participate in hands-on career exploration classes with college faculty and staff.
Attending from Jackson County were Lyra Claycamp, Sydney Wiesehan, Bridgett Marshall, Allison Deaton, Ryland Nierman, Daniel Peters, Sergio Galacia, Emmanuel Martinez-Cabrera and Austin Clemente. Chloe Davis was selected to perform with the 4-H band, which occurred during 4-H Round-Up.