NORMAN — An Oklahoma delegation of 54, including 4-H club members, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension county educators, volunteer leaders and state staff, traveled recently to Colorado to take part in the 93rd Denver Western Roundup.
More than 1,000 youth from more than 30 states, along with Alberta, Canada, attended this year’s event Jan. 9-13. The conference takes place annually in January and coincides with the National Western Stock Show. The theme for this year’s Denver Western Roundup was “A Whole New World.”
“This conference also provides our youth with an opportunity to learn about new careers, as well as cultural developments in business, agriculture, science, industry, education and the arts,” said Tracy Beck, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension 4-H events coordinator. “Denver Western Roundup also serves as a platform for youth to attend workshops and compete nationally while encouraging teamwork and self-confidence, all while focusing on the 4-H mission mandates of science, engineering, technology, math, healthy living and citizenship. In addition to these wonderful learning opportunities, this trip gives them a chance to see a place with a completely different landscape than Oklahoma.”