Washington County 4-H had the opportunity to send four members to this year’s Tennessee State 4-H Congress, which was held in the Murfreesboro/Nashville area. Grace Kellner and Spencer Nelson were our senators and Tessa Arney was our representative. Olivia Castle attended as the Eastern Region 4-H Public Speaking Delegate.
Traditionally, Tennessee Congress is held in March, but due to the pandemic it occurred Aug. 15-18 this year. During these three days at 4-H Congress, 4-H’ers learned about state government and much more.
They were then able to go to the state capital and go through the actual voting process of bills. 4-H’ers not only experience how bills were presented and passed, but they learned many other skills such as making an argument through their educational sections that they choose.
The second day included a history competition and a trip on the General Jackson Showboat followed by a banquet and awards presentation.