Local teen attends National 4-H Congress

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Hadley Sheffer stands with Miss America Nia Franklin and 4-H Design Team member Jordan Blue of Wisconsin.

Sheffer, a 16-year-old junior at Princeton Community High School, was selected as a delegate for National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia November 23-27 as a part of the Indiana state delegation. Sheffer was one of 10 Indiana 4-H’ers selected to attend the Congress themed “Be true, Be you."

The delegates were selected from an application and essay submission. Sheffer is the daughter of Beckee Hadley and Brent Sheffer of Princeton and is an eight-year 4-H member.

Sheffer attended workshops on Agriscience, zoonotic diseases, and goal and career planning. The delegates were asked to volunteer in the Atlanta community during the time there; working with area youth, volunteering at a food bank and working at a local conservatory. The National Congress hosted an international banquet and gala with traditional performances by the Puerto Rico and Hawaii delegations. They also saw a musical performance by guest speaker Miss America Nia Imani Franklin, along with other motivational speakers. The 900 attendees of the 2018 Congress attended a dance the final night.

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