North Tech Students Attend National Youth Summit Conference
Bianca Bowser and Rachel Fry recently traveled to Washington D.C. for a four-day seminar on Agricultural Science. The trip was sponsored by 4-H, a “cooperative extension consisting of a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provide experiences where young people learn by doing.” The summit provided opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities, workshops, and engage with nationally-recognized leaders. Students also learned how to be mentors, teachers and leaders for the almost 6 million children 4-H educates through their outreach programs.
Rachel Fry is junior in our Culinary Arts program. During her trip, she learned valuable information about farming, bees, run-off, and waste; information that’s important to Rachel’s future. She plans to be both a farmer and restaurant owner and wants to focus on reducing waste (specifically plastic waste) while being organic and environmentally friendly. One of her other goals is to find a way to “incorporate farming and the community.” Her takeaway moment from the seminar was listening to a representative from Bayer speak about farming and their career path. She also enjoyed all the site-seeing and said her favorite visit was to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
As a future lawyer and current Law Enforcement junior, it is no surprise that Bianca Bowser would be drawn to the nation’s capital. Selected for her dedication and commitment to 4-H, she used the trip to as an opportunity to learn more about politics and teaching. She was extremely impressed with the tours of the White House, Capitol building and Lincoln Memorial, and surprised when she learned the White House had previously been called the Presidential Mansion. Bianca is planning upcoming trips with 4-H to teach young students from the St. Louis area about food and security.
If you see either of these ambitious young ladies in the hallway, congratulate them on their trip and wish them good luck toward their future endeavors with 4-H and with #ThisisTech.