The 19th YPD Quadrennial was hosted by the 3rd District in Columbus, Ohio. The Washington Conference young people showed up showed out with over 60 registered participants. Sister Danielle Hipkins, immediate pasted WCB YPD Conference President, and the delegates/alternates delegates Ebony Spiller, Maya Maske, Hannah Gilliard and D’Anthony Jamison represented the Conference with great class. The young people participated in many events and activities to include Know Your Church, Bible Bowl, Spelling Bee and the debut of Shark Tank. Shark Tank provided the young people an opportunity to be inventors and innovators. They were given an opportunity to create and pitch their inventions to a panel of judges. The Spelling Bee Team ages 10-12 took 1st place, and our very own Makena Muhammad of Turner Memorial took 4th place overall.
We celebrated the 2019 High School/College Graduates and OPDERs; the Washington Conference had 5 high school graduates Abigail Cohen, Asia Bates-Young, Daniel Bradford, Jazmyne Brock and Kya Ellis. We also congratulated our OPDERs Ebony Spiller, Kenya Reese, Stacey Williams and Sister Chandelle Ivy as an 8-year retiring director.
The young people experienced and learned a lot about themselves and the church during this Quadrennial. The delegation participated in a Caucus Meeting and the election of a new Connectional Officer. Sister Jordan DeVeaux was elected as the Connectional 2nd Vice President at this Quadrennial. I want to thank the Washington Conference for their love and support of Jordan during her campaign.
Overall, the 19th YPD Quadrennial was exciting, fun and a lot of hard work. The young people came to do the work the church required, but they also had an amazing time getting to know one another, sightseeing and fellowshipping. A special thank you to all the directors, advisors, and parents because without God and your tireless hours of work, support and prayers we would not have been able to make this happen.