St Paul’s student Mikayla McClennan (Year 13) has been chosen to attend the 4-H Congress in Bozeman, Montana in July. She is one of six TeenAg members from across New Zealand selected to take part.
The students will stay with host families and explore Yellowstone National Park as part of the three-week exchange.
“A highlight will be spending four days attending the 4-H Congress,” said Bridget Huddleston from NZ Young Farmers, who will chaperone the students.
“The girls will participate in educational workshops, hear from professional speakers and mingle with 400 other delegates. It will be an amazing opportunity.”
The other students joining Mikayla are Olivia Mackenzie from Ashburton, Rhiannon Simpson from Timaru, Tyla Bishop from Oamaru and Sarah Humphries and Kayla Calder from Invercargill.
The girls all completed the Leadership Pathway Programme (LPP), which is a unique leadership course run by NZ Young Farmers and funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP). It has been developed to identify emerging leaders and ensure they are entering career pathways in the primary industries.