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June 7, 2002

4-H Round-Up educates and entertains teens

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The 83rd annual 4-H Round-Up June 24-26 at Purdue University will host more than 800 4-Hers who will learn about new careers and valuable leadership skills.

Teens from all over the state of Indiana will visit the Purdue campus for the roundup and to get a feel for college life. Round-Up is open to 4-Hers who have just completed seventh, eighth or ninth grades.

Tuesday (6/25) will be devoted to careers. 4-Hers will choose three classes from areas such as veterinary medicine, chemistry, agriculture, science, technology, and consumer and family sciences.

"Round Up is a great way for 4-Hers to look at three career areas and to help them make decisions on what interests them," said Carl Broady, 4-H youth Extension specialist and co-chair of 4-H Round-Up.

"Your Journey Begins" is the theme for this year's Round-Up. The program focuses on discovering and being yourself and enhancing personal growth.

Two featured speakers will highlight the message:

• Corey Flournoy, Chicago, was the first African-American and non-rural president of the national FFA organization. He also is the founder of Creative Outreach, which has been recognized by the Chicago Sun-Times as a successful youth-run and operated business.

• Andrew McCrea is a rancher and farmer from Missouri and is a former national FFA secretary. He has been described as "fun, sincere, inspiring and motivational." McCrea has gained a wealth of experience while traveling across the country and will relate his experiences.

Delegates also will enjoy the state 4-H Band Jamboree, the Share-the-Fun Festival and the state 4-H Chorus. Activities at Round-Up include a group photo, community service activity, a "get acquainted" mixer, dance, movie and recreational gym fest.

For more information, visit http://www.four-h.purdue.edu.

Writer: Andrea Campbell (765) 494-8402 news_students@aes.purdue.edu

Sources: Chris Cook-Leitz, (765) 494-8437, cooklietz@four-h.purdue.edu

Carl A. Broady, (765) 494-8437, broady@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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