Local teen pens prize-winning speech about politics
Gov. Maggie Hassan is shown with 4-H member Cheyenne Longley, 16, of Northfield, at the annual Merrimack County Democratic Harvest Supper that was held Sept. 28 at Carter Hill Orchard. Longley is the 2013 winner of the Governor’s Trophy for Excellence in the 4-H Program, Leadership, Civic Activities and Community Service. She was invited to the event to share her prize-winning speech about the importance of teens getting involved in politics, “Can Your Words Change the World?” Her speech won first place at the county level in March, which qualified her to attend State Activities Day at the University of New Hampshire in June. She recently returned from a trip to the Eastern States Expo in Springfield, Mass., where she represented New Hampshire 4-H and delivered her speech, and also participated in the fashion review and modeling.