Susan McDaniel Havre Daily News firstname.lastname@example.org
Three area youths will be attending the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., Friday through next Tuesday. Reese Duncan, Clint Bradbury and Miesha Faber all won their trips by placing in competitions during the State 4-H Congress in July. All three will spend their days attending workshops, seminars, tours and listening to motivational speakers. Miesha Faber is a member of the Bullhook Buffaloes 4-H club. Daughter of Steve Faber and Tracy Schend of Havre, she was a State Leadership Award winner. The leadership award is an application process with 6 sections that is due in May of every year. The application is filled out over the course of a year, but covers three years worth of work on a project. “This was my first effort entering. There was so much work involved and it was frustrating to remember back to everything I had done,” Faber said. She submitted her first drafts of the application to her leaders and remembers that “all the red ink made me want to cry.” “In the end it was worth the hard work and dedication,” Faber said of the year-long project. “I love kids, so it was a perfect fit for me.” When asked what it took to be a good leader, Faber said, “being a good person and to love being around the people you work with.” Now a student at MSU-N working toward a degree in pediatric nursing, Faber is looking forward to her trip to Atlanta, where there are tours of the CNN Building, the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coke scheduled. “I have had lots of contact with people from the state 4-H, but I am really excited to meet new people from other places,” Faber said. “I love meeting new people.” Clint Bradbury is a member of the Bear Paw Beavers 4-H Club. The son of Bill and Cathie Bradbury, Clint placed third in Third in the Demonstration/ Illustrated Talk competition with a demonstration of Tortillas Deluxe. “Atlanta should be fun,” Bradbury said. Reese Duncan is a member of the Chirping Meadowlarks 4-H Club. The son of Bruce and Tammy Duncan, Reese placed first in the Demonstration/Illustrated Talk competition with a demonstration of Metal Roses. His demonstration involves bending and soldering metal. “Winning at state was fun, but I’m looking forward to Atlanta,” Duncan said. “It should be a blast. Besides the scheduled activities, Duncan is looking forward to “exploring the town and sampling some southern foods.” “I am so proud of all my young people and all the effort they have put into 4-H over the years,” said Tammy Duncan, Reese’s mom and leader of the Chirping Meadowlarks Club.