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Kylie Berginnis and Brooke Sasser represented Mineral County at the 4-H National Conference in Washington, D.C. last week.

Mineral County High School seniors Kylie Berginnis and Brooke Sasser were recently selected to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 25-30.

As part of the newly established Mineral County Community/Leadership 4-H club, Berginnis and Sasser took part in putting together briefings and roundtable discussions on important social and economic issues that our youth are facing in their communities. The groups were made up of 4-H youth from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and presented these discussions to multiple Federal agencies. The Federal Agencies included and The Farm Service Agency, Department of Education, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Energy, etc.

While at the conference the delegates also took part in Capitol Hill visits where they met and discussed important local issues with Senator Dean Heller and Representative Ruben Kihuen’s legislative assistant. During the visit they discussed topics such as economic funding for Mineral County, schools and saving Walker Lake.

To find out more or to join the Mineral County 4-H Community/Leadership club please contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Catrinna Berginnis or Schyler Hagen at (775) 945-3444 and to get in touch with the club’s adult volunteer leader Amber Coen.