Corrales 4-H member Natasha Kwiatkowski helped raise the organization’s flag outside the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the nation’s capital in March while on a scholarship to participate in the National 4-H Conference.
The flag flew right below the American flag
The Cibola High senior is a member of Los Corralitos 4-H Club. She was one of five New Mexican club members to attend and the only one from Sandoval County. She was among more than 200 4-Hers from around the country.
On March 21, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to the visitors. Shortly thereafter, the department announced that $10 million would be directed to youth organizations including the 4-H.
Part of the program included advice on how young people could start their own businesses and how to work with government programs and regulations.