Six Sevier County 4-H members will receive intensive training in their project areas at the University of Tennessee.
William Barbee, Olivia Browning, Holly Glynn, Nate Sams and Colin Tillman from the Homeschool 4-H club along with David Hall from Jones Cove are delegates to the State Junior High 4-H Academic Conference in Knoxville, June 9-12, 2015.
They will be among 160 youth selected on the basis of their 4-H project work. They will study under the supervision of university scientists and specialists during the four-day program. Sevier County delegates will study in the areas of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries and the Garden and Home Horticulture.
The conference is conducted in classroom, outdoor and laboratory settings.
“Participants get an in-depth look at college course work required in the areas of animal science, plant and soil science, and family and consumer sciences,” said Dr. Richard Clark, Assistant Dean and State 4-H Program Leader with the University of Tennessee Extension.
“The program also explores career opportunities in the fields related to the members’ project interests,” he said.
In addition to subject matter training, the conference features an opening program featuring science fun and facts, recreational activities on campus, service-learning activities in the Knoxville community, a graduation banquet and an afternoon at Dollywood.
The State Junior High 4-H Academic Conference is sponsored by the gifts from donors with an interest in agriculture, family and consumer sciences and other related areas.
The 4-H program is the youth development component of UT Extension and is also the state’s largest youth organization. With more than 168,000 members statewide, 4-H is available to young people in every Tennessee county.
If you need more information about 4-H opportunities in Sevier County contact Glenn Turner at 865-453-3695.
The University of Tennessee Extension offers educational opportunities like these to anyone in Sevier County regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.