Four Wyoming 4-H’ers were chosen by the University of Wyoming Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program for the American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) in Samoa next winter.
The Wyoming 4-H-ers – along with 18 others from 10 other states – and three adults will travel to Samoa on a three-week cultural trip Dec. 11 to Jan. 1, 2014.
“We were able to select 22 youths and three adults so you can probably imagine the selection process was grueling and awesome at the same,” said Warren Crawford, 4-H youth development specialist.
The Wyoming 4-H-ers and their hometowns are: LaQuisha Buffalo, Lander; Jaycey Lindsey, Wright; Quinton Migneault, Basin; and Mary Schwope, Cowley. Additionally, JD Slagowski from Farson was chosen as one of five alternates.
Applications from 96 youths in 13 states were received and an additional 43 adult applications were submitted.
“We had another tremendous response with such an amazing quality of applicants,” said Crawford. A similar leadership trip to Mongolia occurred in 2012.