Delaware 4-H was represented at the Inauguration Day festivities by 15 youth delegates and five adults who joined 500 youth members from 25 other states for the National 4-H Citizen Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration conference.
Along with their chaperones, the high-school aged youth took part in the weeklong program that aimed to broaden understanding of the executive branch of government and develop a personal role in citizenship through service civic education and engagement.
The event combined leadership workshops, attendance at inauguration-related events and sightseeing.
During the week, conference delegates had the opportunity to visit memorials, historical sites and museums in addition to experiencing Inauguration Day events as well as leadership sessions held at the National 4-H Center.
Representing 4-H Extension staff were Kristin Cook and Rene Diaz. Adult chaperones were Tammy LeCates, Gina Anger, and Teresa Truitt.
The Delaware 4-H delegation included Grace Cords, Caroline Cords, Glynnis Leach and Heather Brown from New Castle County; Christopher Wood, Noah Gardner-Bowler, Patrick Trunfio, Leslie Webb, Garrett Gidel and Madison Cook from Kent County; and Tanner LeCates, Ryan Cummings, Jenna Anger, Brittany Carpenter and Meredith Carey from Sussex County.