County of Monmouth


NEWS RELEASE                                                                               March 13, 2018

Jeannette Rea-Keywood
Rutgers New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station – Cooperative Extension
Phone: 609-827-0199

For Immediate Release


4-H members representing eight counties will be participating in the Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Conference scheduled for March 17 in Monmouth County. This is the second of two leadership conferences offered in 2018. There was a Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Conference held on February 17 in Gloucester County.

In today’s world, human productivity and success are a result of leadership skills and abilities. Leadership is an essential life skill to develop in both youth. Although every young person has some leadership potential, the skills necessary to be a leader do not necessarily develop in the natural course of life.

The Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Leadership Conference will provide an opportunity for middle school age youth to learn about and develop leadership knowledge and skills through large and small group interactive workshops, and hands-on activities. In addition, conference participants will meet 4-H’ers from across New Jersey; make new friends and gain valuable life skills including understanding self, communicating, getting along with others, decision making, and working with groups.

4-H members participating in the Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Leadership Conference on March 17 includes:

          Atlantic County - Ben Capp
          Cumberland County - Isabela Saltar
          Hunterdon County - Jack Dabb, Morgan McCullough, and Alexandra Somers
          Mercer County – Isabela Lizano and Hailey Ott
          Middlesex County - Kira Kornienko, Annabella Sefa, Adwaith Ramesh, and
          Katy Williams
          Monmouth County -Jay Bartley, Rose Farra, Sophia Newman, and
          Eric Taunov
          Morris County – Morgan Gupta and Isabella Sarullo
          Warren County – Nicholas Meshach and Ryan McCready

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13(one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law.

For more information about the New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program visit the website at or contact Jeannette Rea-Keywood, State 4-H Agent at Like us on Facebook – New Jersey 4-H

Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.