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Seminole County 4-H Member Selected for National 4-H Conference

4-H Youth Development
4-H is a youth education program which provides youth ages 5-18 the opportunity to learn life skills while exploring projects such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), leadership, healthy living, and citizenship/leadership. You can become a member of 4-H by joining a Community 4-H Club, participating in a short term Special Interest Program, participating as an independent member or by being part of a 4-H School Enrichment Classroom Project.

Steven Lommerse, Seminole County 4-H member from the “Teens in Action 4-H Club” is serving as the Florida 4-H State Council President. During 4-H University at the University of Florida, Steven was elected by his peers to serve as the 2017-2018 Florida 4-H State Council President. Steven’s reason for wanting to commit his senior year to the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program, “Over half of my life has been dedicated to 4-H. This is my last year in 4-H, and I want to do all I can to positively impact other youth throughout Florida”.

4-H in D.C.

Steven was one youth out of six in the nation selected to serve on the 2018 National 4-H Conference Youth Leadership Team. As a member of this team, Steven will assist in the planning and implementation of activities at the National 4-H Conference. He will also serve as a mentor for delegates attending the conference and encourage youth to speak their mind and turn ideas into action. Members attending the Nation 4-H Conference build leadership and public speaking skills while discussing major topics affecting youth and 4-H programs. Additionally, conference delegates chose a societal hot topic to research and discuss from a youth point of view. Delegates then present their briefing to federal officials in Washington, D.C. The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area. The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area. The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area.

A Year of Service

This conference is just one of many important 4-H programs Steven will attend this 4-H year. He started his busy year of service by presenting a parliamentary procedure workshop at the Puerto Rican Leadership Summit at the University of Central Florida, attending the Florida 4-H first state executive board weekend, presenting at the Seminole County 4-H officer training, parliamentary procedure training in Citrus County, attending the 4-H District 8 citrus tour, and will be assisting at the Volusia County Fair. Steven will attend all Florida 4-H Executive Board meetings, represent 4-H at the Florida State Fair, communicate with state representatives in Tallahassee, work with the Florida 4-H Foundation Board, and continue presenting at numerous workshops and speaking engagements. Seminole County 4-H is proud of Steven’s accomplishments and congratulates him on being selected for the National 4-H Conference Youth Leadership Team. At the end of his year of service Steven will graduate from Seminole High School and will be attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia.

For more information about Seminole County 4-H please visit our website at http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/leisure-services/extension-services/4-h-youth-development/

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