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Teens learn ups,downs of college life
June 30, 2008

Article and Photos by Dennis Brown, WSU Extension


PULLMAN – More than 300 young people – twice last year’s attendance – are in Pullman to attend the 2008 state 4-H Teen Conference.


The event, which runs through Tuesday, offers teens the chance to build robots, hear how the state crime lab examines evidence, learn about GPS technology and much more during their three days on campus.


“We asked kids what they wanted to learn at the conference,” said Jan Klein, state 4-H leadership coordinator based at WSU Spokane. “Their responses were how to get ahead in the future and how to make decisions about college … » More …

WSU 4-H leadership coordinator honored
February 21, 2008

PUYALLUP – WSU State 4-H Teen Leadership Coordinator Jan Klein was honored Wednesday by the Washington State Legislature as an Outstanding Civic Educator. Klein, who is from the Lincoln County town of Edwall, was recognized for her work with youth on the local, regional, state and national level.

The Legislature recognized Klein during the second annual Civic Education Day in Olympia. Jeri Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Senate, and leadership from the Washington State House of Representatives and Senate joined civic education organizations from across the state in honoring 12 outstanding civic educators from Washington.

“Jan is the spark plug that has re-ignited our … » More …