NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Maddy Schupp and Lauren Sproul were selected to represent Tuscarawas County at the Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio, June 2 to June 6.

Nationwide and Farm Credit Mid-America sponsors the program and provides substantial camp scholarships to 4-H members nominated from each of Ohio's 88 counties.

The camp is designed to build leadership skills among participants by encouraging them to try new things without fear of failure; providing opportunities to allow them to experience personal growth; and offering the chance to learn new ideas and methods to help strengthen local 4-H programs. The Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp has been delivered every summer since 1946 and is recognized as one of the best of its kind in the nation.

The participants were chosen for the camp by the Tuscarawas County 4-H Extension Program based on their demonstrated leadership potential.

Maddy Schupp is the daughter of Todd and Jackie Schupp of Tuskcarawas. She is a member of the Safe Shots 4-H Club, Indian Valley FFA, Buckhorn Buckshots 4-H, Tuscarawas County Livestock Judging Team, Tuscarawas County Junior Fairboard, and is the 2014 Tuscarawas County Pork Producers queen. Her projects include market hog, market turkey, muzzleloader, and Why Tree Matters.

Lauren Sproul is the daughter of Troy Sproul of Uhrichsville. She is a member of the Boots & Chute 4-H Club and Tuscarawas County Livestock Judging Team. Her projects include market steer, market hog and beef feeder.