May 3rd , 2013 14:15 pm Leave a comment

County 4-H members attend state 4-H Congress


Five Carter County 4-H members attended the 66th annual Tennessee 4-H Congress in Nashville March 24-27.

Anastasia Gwaltney, Kassy Keesee, Jordon Peters, Jesse Richardson and Nathan Roark served as senators and representatives in a mock legislative session, where they debated and voted on bills and resolutions.

They also visited Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, State Sen. Rusty Crowe and State Rep. Kent Williams.  In addition, 4-H members participated in a campaign to elect the 2014 4-H Congress Governor, Speaker of the House and Speaker of the Senate.  The members were accompanied by Danette Roark, volunteer leader.

Tennessee 4-H Congress is truly a citizenship experience.  The purposes of 4-H Congress are to recognize outstanding 4-H members and leaders from all Tennessee Counties; provide new opportunities for 4-H members and leaders to develop a better understanding of citizenship and how it relates to daily living; offer new and stimulating leadership experiences for 4-H members on a statewide basis; provide the opportunity for 4-H members and leaders to learn how their state government functions; and encourage 4-H members to develop a greater appreciation of the history and heritage of Tennessee.

During 4-H Congress the 4-H members experienced the Congress Pageant, where they learned about Tennessee’s past, present and future.  They also spent an afternoon aboard the General Jackson cruising the Cumberland River and enjoyed an evening in downtown Nashville.

For more information on 4-H and 4-H activities, call 542-1842 or email:  The public is welcome to like Carter County 4-H on Facebook at


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