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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

August 14, 2017

Kansas 4-H International Exchange Delegates Return Home

By Mary Kay Munson

Eight Kansas outbound delegates through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs spent a month in Finland or Japan with host families of our partner organizations.  Two of the Japan delegates spent an additional month studying language and culture ahead of their month home stay while living with a Tokyo family.  These eight 4-H’ers will attend a debriefing the first Saturday of State Fair and should be available to do presentations and displays for local 4-H and other groups this fall and winter.  They will be presenting workshops for Kansas Youth Leadership forum in November.  The two delegations’ members and their home counties are listed below:

Finland Delegates:
Jamie Beck, Morris County
Casandra Rodriguez, Grant County
Oliver Schmitz, Marshall County
Alexandra Thompson, Jefferson County

Japan Delegates:  (*8 week delegate)
*Zia Gaines, Cowley County
*Grayson Pray, Sumner County
Rachel Fisher, Scott County
Josie Swinford, Jefferson County