4-H Mini-Congress Highlight of the Holidays


January 5, 2023

A fun-filled afternoon and evening kept forty 4-H Mini-Congress participants busy under the leadership of eight Teen 4-H members. Participants learned new skills and made new friends. The event concluded with the "Bad Guys" movie which emphasized how "doing good deeds" enhances feeling good. (Photos courtesy PR Extension Office)

By PR Extension Office

The annual 4-H Mini-Congress attracted forty third through seventh grade participants this year, according to MSU Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. Eight teens combined resources and creativity to provide workshops, games, pizza and a movie for an afternoon and evening of learning and socializing with the younger set. The event was held at the Powder River County District High School on Thursday, December 29th.

"It is an opportunity for the teens to provide leadership and serve as positive role models for the younger participants," said Extension Agent Julie Riley. "They did a great job rising to the challenge!"

Teen 4-H President Rheanna Schroeder explains the rules of a new game to Myla Gatlin, Senra Gnerer and Maci Emmons at 4-H Mini-Congress.

Workshops and teens included foods with Becca Aye and Kayleigh Opstedahl; Basketball with Rheanna Schroeder, Laney Williams and Colton Biesheuvel; Volleyball with Lauryn Billing and Kayleigh Opstedahl; Leathercraft with Laney Williams and Kordell Schonenback; Cornhole with Colton Biesheuvel and Justin Aye; and Board Games with Justin Aye. Rumph taught a Rice Buddy Workshop and Riley helped youth with a Needle Felting project.

"We also appreciate the support of adult volunteers," said Rumph. They included Jamie Harper, Kate Ruland, Tedi Jo Williams, Libby Opstedahl and Pam Nisley.

Participants included: Rickee Bilbrey; Reece, Maci, & Trace Emmons; Griffin Gardner; Aria & Myla Gatlin; Senra Gnerer; Anna Hagedorn; Addison, Emelyn, & Paisley Harper; Sammie Hart; Charles Hartman; Kimber & Sutton Hodge; Faith & Given Hopkins; Joelle & Tyler Jurica; Bonita Kinzer; Avery & Krystin Kramme; Dylan Krantz; Macey Madsen; Pruitt McDowell; Christian, Margaret, Matthew, & Michael Oylear; Ryder Opstedahl; Kinzie Randall; Kaylan Reaves; William Rodda; Delaney Ruland; Grady Ray & Kaley Rumph; Danica & Jordyn Schroeder; Scarlett Talcott; and Grady Tauck.


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