Cameron Jodlowski & other Illinois 4-H'ers head to National 4-H Congress

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[October 20, 2012]  CHAMPAIGN --- From across the nation, 4-H delegates will gather in Atlanta, Ga., for the 91st National 4-H Congress, Nov. 23-27. Illinois will be represented by 20 teens, including Cameron Jodlowski, Logan County 4-H member from the Atlanta Town & Country club, who was awarded the trip in the animal science curriculum area.

National 4-H Congress offers states an opportunity to send outstanding 4-H youth to the event and provide them with an expanded educational experience through seminars, community service projects and tours sponsored by local and national 4-H program donors. Highlighting this year's event will be author and motivational speaker Dan Thurmon; internationally known speaker, songwriter, recording artist and author Dan Clark; Holocaust survivor Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld; and Miss America 2012, Robin Kaeppeler.

All 4-H Congress delegates will participate in special cultural programs during the International Dinner and a night of programming at the Atlanta History Center. Other educational experiences during National 4-H Congress include delegate participation in workshops focusing on cultural differences, team leadership development and the power of youth.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to tour locations around Atlanta, such as CNN, the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium, Savannah College of Art & Design, The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and the birthplace and home church of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Chaperones for the Illinois delegation will be Susan Coulter, 4-H volunteer from Peoria County and Jeff Littrell of Marion County. Debra Stocker, Extension specialist from the University of Illinois Extension State 4-H Office, will serve as the delegation's trip coordinator.

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National 4-H Congress is conducted by Cooperative Extension Service staff on behalf of the Cooperative Extension System of the state land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service.

The University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

For more information on University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development programs, visit the Logan County 4-H website at

[Text from news release received from University of Illinois Extension]

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