Mandan News

Hoines to attend National 4-H Conference

Four North Dakota youth have been selected as delegates to the National 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, Md., on April 6 to 11. Among them are Tyrza Hoines of Morton County.

The conference will provide the delegates with opportunities to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources and skills. They’ll also be able to join 4-H’ers nationwide in providing a voice on issues affecting youth and communities.

In addition, the conference hopes to empower and mobilize 4-H youth to create positive social change in their communities in a meaningful and genuine way.

Others selected to the national conference are Casondra Rutschke of Emmons County, Andrew Ternquist of Walsh County, and Taylor Zimprich of Griggs County.

All four North Dakota delegates are or have been an officer in their 4-H club. The four also have been involved in a number of 4-H programs and activities.

Hoines is a junior at Century High School in Bismarck. She has participated in Communications Arts, Buy and Show, Project Expo and Consumer Choices and was a member of her county’s Consumer Choices team that took third place in national competition in 2012.

“The best part of my 4-H career by far was when I was chosen to be a North Dakota state 4-H ambassador at Extension Youth Conference in 2012,” she says.