Rigert named to national 4-H team

HRV junior will be MC at 4-H Congress in Atlanta

Payton Rigert

Payton Rigert

Payton Rigert, a junior at HRVHS, has been selected for the Youth Leadership Team for the upcoming 4-H National Congress held in Atlanta, Georgia. Rigert will join 11 other 4-H teens to preside over the 1,000 congress delegates from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico Nov. 27 to Dec. 2.

Her duties will include serving as master of ceremonies, introducing speakers, making announcements, among other responsibilities.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me. I am excited to be a part of this year’s leadership team and looking forward to 4-H National Congress,” Rigert said.

She went through a lengthy application and interview process last spring and summer to be chosen as an Oregon Delegate. Rigert and Maddy Graham, a senior at HRVHS, were both chosen as part of the 18 delegates from Oregon going to the 4-H National Congress. To be chosen on the Youth Leadership Team, Rigert had to apply by producing a video that shows her leadership qualities and public speaking abilities.

At the 4-H National Congress, delegates will hear inspirational speakers, participate in cultural workshops, and work on a large-scale community service project. Rigert has been in 4-H for eight years, and her project interests include poultry, rabbits, presentations, and leadership. For more information on 4-H, contact the 4-H extension office at 541-386-1520.

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