PULLMAN, Wash. — Earlier this week, more than 500 high school students from Washington learned what life after high school has to offer them. The annual 4-H Teen Leadership Conference brought those students to Washington State University for a few days of workshops, speakers, and a little glimpse of college life.
Jan Klein, Washington State 4-H Teen Leadership Coordinator, said the event allows students to get first hand information about college and careers.
“We have faculty at the university and people that are professionals in business that come and share their profession. Someone that’s maybe interested in animal science or engineering or in business can talk with someone in that career and get a better understanding of what it looks like when you are involved and also how to prepare now” said Klein.
Conference attendees said some of their favorite workshops included holding bugs, learning how LEGO robots can represent the journey from high school to college, and a television production workshop that had the students anchoring a show about the conference.