This year’s state 4-H Council featured activities to keep 4-H’ers sharpening their heroic leadership skills. Those in attendance from Effingham County were Marci Delcampo, Logan McDonald, Dana Mincey, Alex Parrish, Sophie Usher, Hannah Weitman and Lexie Wells, who also ran for office as a potential candidate for state board.
State Council is an annual meeting of Georgia senior 4-H’ers. This event is open to all Senior 4-H’ers, including rising ninth-graders and recently graduated 12th-graders, and is planned by the incumbent Georgia 4-H board of directors. The high school-age youth participate in the election process including evaluation of candidates, voting for officers, and the review of the Georgia 4-H constitution including, as needed, amendments to the constitution.
Those who are elected to state 4-H office proceed immediately to Georgia officer training, which lasts until noon on the following Wednesday. The new officers are installed each year at the Thursday night banquet at State 4-H Congress. Additionally, youth interact in workshop sessions, large group seminars, cooperative games, community service and other leadership opportunities.