HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Kirsten Clerico, a 12-year-old township resident will be representing New Jersey at the 87th National 4-H Conference to be held March 25-30.

She is a member of the Woof 4-H Club and is active in the 4-H Senior Council.

Headquartered at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center located in Chevy Chase, MD, the conference provides a forum for nearly 300 4-H members, leaders and staff from 43 states, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia and Canada.  These teens offer a voice in program development for future 4-H direction.

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Kirsten will join five other 4-H teens as New Jersey’s delegation.  Candidates were selected following interviews at Rutgers University.  Conference delegates were chosen based on their leadership and communication skills and strong participation in the 4-H program.

“They also share an overall knowledge of the mission of 4-H and a broad understanding of Cooperative Extension,” said Jeannette Rea Keywood, state 4-H Agent & National 4-H Events coordinator, Department of 4-H Youth Development.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in Bridgewater. 

 For more information about the Somerset County 4-H visitwww.4HisTops.org