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East Brunswick's Hallie Baum to Attend Presidential Inauguration to Represent Middlesex County's 4-H


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County 4-H Member Hallie Baum, of East Brunswick, has been selected to attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Citizenship Washington Focus Conference. 

This event will be held January 17-21 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Nearly 500 youth and adult participants representing 25 states will be in attendance, including 11 delegates and two chaperones representing the state of New Jersey.

The 4-H citizenship program is for ages 14-19 and aims to enrich young people’s lives by broadening their knowledge and understanding of the Executive Branch of Government. It also helps participants develop good citizenship skills through service, civic education and engagement.

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During the event, 4-H delegates will attend workshop, hear speakers, take part in a town hall meeting and engage in a service project. These activities will give them hands-on opportunities to learn and grow.  The conference’s goal is for the participants to learn the meaning and importance of the Democratic process, explore the history of the Presidency, the election process, and the role of the press, discover the intricacies of the Executive Branch of Government and to explore careers in politics. During the week in Washington conference delegates will also have the opportunity to visit memorials, historical sites and museums in Washington, D.C. and experience the Inaugural Day events of the 45th President including the Oath of Office, Presidential Address and Inauguration Parade.

“This event will be a great opportunity for young people to learn about our government, and perhaps inspire some of the bright political minds of tomorrow,” said Middlesex Freeholder Director Ronald G Rios.  We are very proud Hallie Baum will be representing Middlesex County at this conference and we wish her the best of luck.”

“Middlesex County’s 4-H enables young people to learn and practice skills that will make them better citizens and start them on the road to success,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the Business Development and Education Committee. “This conference will allow Hallie Baum and her fellow delegates to apply the core values of this essential program to real-life politics.”

For more information about the Middlesex County 4-H Program, call the 4-H Office at 

(732) 398-5261 or visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov and search “extension”.


The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station -Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law.

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