National 4-H Congress is a nationwide opportunity for 4-H members across America.
Originally held in Chicago, the event is now held in the “Capitol of the South,” Atlanta, Georgia, during the Thanksgiving break.
National 4-H Congress is a five-day event that engages high school aged 4-H members in leadership, citizenship, global awareness, and inclusion.
Participants not only have the opportunity to participate in
workshops and hear from world-renowned speakers, they also have the opportunity to participate in community serve
projects and network with other 4-H members from across the United States.
Delegates to National 4-H Congress are selected through their respective state 4-H
Each state determines the number of youths that can attend and selection process.
Bryce McWhorter developed a 4-H resume regarding his 4-H activities and accomplishments as a 4-H member, and took part in an interview process in order to be selected as a West Virginia
representative at this national event.
“4-H has helped me develop my leadership skills and become a more confident public speaker,” McWhorter said.
“I have learned a lot, made new friends and have been able to support my community.”
In regard to attending National 4-H Congress he added, “I am looking forward to traveling to Atlanta, to meet new people, learn new things and see new sights.”
McWhorter has been a member of the Vanadalia Ridgerunners 4-H Club for over 10 years.
During that time he held several leadership positions, received numerous awards for his project work, participated in a number community service projects, served as a teen leader, competed on the forestry judging team, raised and shown livestock and represented Lewis County at a statewide Community Involvement Forum in Charleston.
McWhorter is a senior at Lewis County High School. He is the son of Ralph and Barb McWhorter of Horner.