“When I started 4-H, I had an idea of what I wanted to do in life, but 4-H has given me the resources, skills, and an action plan. I want to continue focusing on STEM, go to college, and become an engineer.” These are the words of Briyanna Henry, who is now in 10th grade and well on her way to accomplishing her goals.
On March 28th, almost 300 4-H members stood before a classroom full of people and conquered the number one fear in America, public speaking. Visual Presentation Day, held this year at Bedford Middle School, is the culmination of 4-H public speaking contests that have taken place at nine different sites across the state. The day featured the very best 4-H presenters using the skills necessary for youth to be successful in school and later on when they enter the workforce. Read more for the complete list of 2016 state winners.
(Chevy Chase, MD) March 10, 2015 – National 4-H Council, along with 4-H National Headquarters, NIFA and USDA, has awarded Joanne Brown with the 2015 Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award in the Northeast Region. Brown was selected over candidates from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. This prestigious award is presented annually to the volunteer in the region who has dedicated more than 10 years of their life to working with youth and exhibits exceptional commitment and contributions to 4-H and the community.
I wake up early in Ubon Ratchathani in the far Northeastern corner of Thailand. On the weekdays, I go to my school where every week I teach about 20 classes. When any of my 800 students see me walking through the large school campus, usually sweating from the heavy heat, they yell, “Hello, Teacher!” as loudly as they can.