Six girls from DeKalb County High School were chosen to be a part of the 2016 Tennessee State 4-H Congress, held each year in Nashville and Murfreesboro. Those attending were Lydia Brown, Madi Cantrell, Sarah Anne Colwell, Abby Evans, Macy Hedge, and Addison Oakley. This year’s event was March 20-23, 2016.
On Sunday night, we arrived at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro and watched the Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troup perform. On Monday, we spent the day in Nashville and took the role of Senators and Representatives. We discussed and voted on mock bills while touring the Senate and House Chambers. We also toured the Tennessee History Museum and visited the Capitol and Legislative Plaza where we met with Sen. Mae Beavers, Rep. Mark Pody, and Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver.
Tuesday was the last full day of Congress. We got the opportunity to ride the General Jackson and enjoyed lunch and entertainment on the boat. That evening, the citizenship banquet and ball was held. Other highlights included hearing the state speech contest, history bowl, electing new Congress officers, and meeting other teens from across the state. It was a great overall experience that we all enjoyed!
We would like to say thank you to Farm Bureau and the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Project Hometown Help for sponsoring us and to Jenny Cantrell for attending as our adult volunteer. For more information about DeKalb County 4-H programs, please call 615-597-4945.
Group: Sarah Anne Colwell, Madi Cantrell, Abby Evans, Addison Oakley, Lydia Brown, and Macy Hedge attended State 4-H Congress where they learned about TN State government, met with senators and representatives, and rode the General Jackson.
Capital: 6 delegates from DeKalb County toured the State Capital while attending State 4-H Congress in Nashville.