Michael Apodaca’s state winning recordbook in photography earned him a spot as a State Delegate at the Texas 4-H Ledership Conference in Washington, D.C. held in November.
|Photo courtesy of Montza Williams|
The trip was fabulous! During this 6-day conference delegates toured the D.C. area including visits to the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, WWI and WWII Memorials, Iwo Jima Monument, Air Force Memorial, Dining at Union Station, Hard Rock Cafe and Old Ebbitt Grill, attend the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, tour the Capitol and Library of Congress, visit with Congressmen, tour Arlington National Cemetery and Amphitheatre, attend the play "Shear Madness" at the Kennedy Center and mass at the National Cathedral, visit the National Archives, National Air and Space Museum, National Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Museum, view the Hope Diamond, China Town, Hirshhorn Sculpture Gardens and the Museum of Natural History.
Michael is now on a mission to encourage all 4-H’ers to complete a recordbook!
"Through 4-H I was able to travel places and to accomplish things I never thought I would ever see or do." says Michael. " I owe a big THANKS to our Dallas County Agent, Tamra McGaughy for encouraging me to submit a record book every year, the Texas 4-H Leadership Conference chaperones (Montza Williams, Meredith carter, or Charles Seeley) for getting us everywhere and making sure we were fed and a special thanks to Texas 4-H for giving me the opportunity to learn and experience things that have enriched my life. To all those 4-H members out there contemplating doing a record book, do it — it's well worth it."