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Sistersville Nature Seekers 4-H Club Attends WVU Day at the Legislature

By Staff | Jan 29, 2020

Pictured left to right is David Snively — Tyler County Extension Agent, Kate Gorrell, Madeline Tarnecki, Speaker of the House — Roger Hanshaw, Katie Ash, Ava Gorrell, and Julia Bolin, NOI.

The Sistersville Nature Seekers 4-H club sent four youth representatives to the annual West Virginia University Day at the Legislature on January 21, 2020. They arrived promptly at 9 a.m. and proceeded into the capitol building. There, the group had the opportunity to work through a flow chart of possible carrier choices.

4-H members, Kate Gorrell, Madeline Tarnecki, Katie Ash, and Ava Gorrell had the honor of meeting with the Speaker of the House of Delegates, Roger Hanshaw. Later in the morning they also met with their representative, Delegate David Kelly. These meetings were reportedly arranged by Tyler County Extension Agent Dave Snively.

After a short talk, the Nature Seekers club members and guides walked to the East Wing of the capitol and delivered embossed cutting boards with a flying WV and a 4-H clover to some of the other representatives whose 4-H members couldn’t attend. The gifts were an expression of gratitude for the work they do for WVU and the 4-H program in the state of West Virginia. The group then proceeded to attend a meeting at the House.

After an opening prayer, representative David Kelly introduced the group from Tyler County, and other representatives did the same for their groups.

The kids and their chaperones then had lunch and took the drive home.

Pictured left to right is David Snively, Ava Gorrell, Katie Ash, Delegate David Kelly, Madeline Tarnecki, Kate Gorrell, and Julia Bolin.

The 4-H members reported that they found the day to be a worthwhile adventure provided by the Tyler County WVU Extension Office.