4-H isn't just about sheep anymore

 Capital Press
- Gary West

It's not just some new politicians that earned tickets to Washington, D.C., this week. A special tree from Washington state is also on its way to the nation's capital.

A lot of Pacific Northwest media outlets have picked up on the story since, shockingly, it is the first time a tree from Washington state has been picked for the national Christmas tree. But there is one news outlet that had some special coverage of the event.

Young Claire Turner of 4-H Network News interviewed Gov. Chris Gregoire in Olympia about the honor for the Evergreen State. You can follow the link at below to see video of that interview. And if you are interesting in some of the other things happening with 4-H in Washington state, you might want to check out the 4-H Network News blog out of Jefferson County, Wash.

While you check that out, I'll be polishing up my resume, because if people like Miss Claire Turner are delving into this whole multimedia reporting thing at such a young age, I may soon be replaced by a 12-year old.

Cookson Beecher, a Capital Press staff writer in Washington forwarding the link to the video, thanks to a head's-up she got from Gov. Gregoire's staff.

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