Our Songbird was selected to go to Washington D.C. through 4-H's Citizenship Washington Focus this past summer and again for the 45th Presidential Inauguration. There were only 500 4-H students, 10 from each state, selected to attend the 2017 inauguration. Our Songbird is truly honored to be among those 500 students representing 4-H in D.C. this week. Since Songbird LOVES the U.S. political system and history, I personally do not know of a youngster who would benefit more from these trips.
Here are some highlights of her trip:
|6, + chaperone, of Montana's 4-H delegation flew out from the Billings airport while the remaining 4, + chaperone, flew out from the Bozeman airport. Songbird is on the right.|
|Songbird and few others in her delegation gearing up for volunteer work at the University of Maryland. This week they spent a day weeding the gardens. An activity in which Songbird has plenty of experience.|
|What a site! 500 of 4-H's best and brightest.|
|January 20, 2017, President Trump's and Vice-President Pence's Inauguration Day. Songbird was there. Thanks to U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Montana's 4-H delegation was seated as close as the general pubic could be seated.|
|4-H always hosts a formal evening at all their State and National events. Here is Songbird, and two others from her delegation, dressed "to the nines" at one of the Inaugural Balls held aboard a cruise ship on the Potomac River.|
I sincerely hope this post doesn't come across as braggadocios. Those who know me personally know that I share this out of genuine excitement for our daughter. 4-H has helped develop so many life skills and afforded her amazing opportunities and experiences, I can not imagine a better extra-curricular for her. I am fully confident that Songbird's participation in 4-H has been God ordained and He is using this venue to develop attributes within her that will Glorify Him as she continues her journey through life.