4-H’ers honor the history of 4-H while working toward a better future at the 2014 State Congress

4-H'ers gather at the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel Pylons during a previous 4-H State Congress.

4-H’ers gather at the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel Pylons during a previous 4-H State Congress.

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 12, 2014 – More than 500 teens, volunteer leaders, and Virginia Cooperative Extension agents will gather on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus June 16-19 for the 94th annual 4-H State Congress.

This year’s theme, “Celebrating the Past, Making It Last,” draws on the history of 4-H and demonstrates the power of 4-H to assist teens in developing leadership, citizenship, and life skills through hands-on educational programs.

Special this year, State 4-H Congress will host a Centennial Celebration Luncheon to honor the 100-year anniversary of Cooperative Extension. Delegates will deepen their understanding of 4-H and Extension by viewing displays, a slideshow, and interviews of people whose lives have been impacted by 4-H. Special guest speakers, as well as 4-H alumni, retirees, and former employees, will join the luncheon.

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