Over 500 teens and chaperones from across the state recently attended the New York State 4-H Career Explorations at Cornell University in Ithaca.
At this popular event, 4-H members experienced unique, hands-on opportunities in the areas of science and technology. Some of these included learning about DNA and how it works, touching liquid nitrogen, learning about polymers, becoming aware of fields of research happening in the area of human development and learning about the science behind food.
Twelve teens from Ontario County 4-H attended this event, where they experienced college life by living on campus for the three days. Those who attended the annual event included Ryan Pare’, of Canandaigua; Katie Penird and Lillian Penird, of Farmington; Ethan Bond, Alexis Price, Karynn Price, Kelly Miller, Danaliz Sanchez-Vazquez and Kiana Vega-Vazquez, of Geneva; Mackenzie Lill, of Honeoye Falls; Elaina Harris-Maxwell, of Phelps; and Avah Gladle, of Stanley. Chaperones were Katie Harris Maxwell and Brenda Weimann.
Partial funding for this event was provided by the 4-H Clover Campaign with Tractor Supply, the NYS 4-H Foundation and Ontario County Farm Bureau.