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Entries by Kathy Harvey-Ellis

Foundation Announces Kent Lage Award Winners for 2022

Hannah Denison Hannah Denison is the recipient of the 2022 1st place, $1,000 Kent Lage Leadership Award. Hannah will attend the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in the fall. A member of the Stoneybrook Saddle Club for the past 12 years, Hannah has served as her club president and as […]

The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation Announces New Board Members for 2022-23

The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation’s Board of Trustees has elected three new trustees and one new corporator for the 2022-23 year at its Annual Meeting held on May 10, 2022. Phil Trotter, Lindsey Larson, and Dr. Carey Leckie were elected as trustees, and John Lindquist was elected as a corporator. Phil Trotter is a retired healthcare […]

The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation Names Carrie Myers as Its New Executive Director

The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation appointed Carrie Myers to serve as its Executive Director, effective January 3, 2022. Myers brings over 20 years of experience in fundraising and delivering programs to youth development organizations. Most recently, she served as Director of Advancement for the North Carolina Outward Bound School where she led and consolidated the development, […]

Following her Vision

4-H Alumna Lindsey Larson shares her experiences working at the World Bank Many years ago, 4-H alumna Lindsey Larson came to the realization that it was important to promote the dignity of farmers. This belief drew her to a successful career in conservation and sustainable finance, in which people make investments with the intention of […]

4-H Warms the Heart

Part of 4-H includes empowering youth to make their communities better. So when Cathy Acampora, Administrative Assistant in the Plymouth County office, saw a need to help the homeless in Fall 2020, she didn’t hesitate to help.  This is how “4-H Warms the Heart,” a program that involved Plymouth County 4-Hers in making nearly 900 […]

Massachusetts 4-H Embraces Technology during the Pandemic

In a year like no other that required technology to learn as well as connect, Massachusetts 4-H embraced technological tools to keep youth engaged in the 4-H program and educate them simultaneously.  This reliance on technology held true for both 4-H educators planning their curriculum and 4-H clubs working on their projects. Adrienne Card, leader […]

2021 Kent Lage Awards Announced

The Annual Kent Lage Awards recognize aspiring 4-H leaders as they embark on their college careers. The awards are named for the late former president of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Kent Lage. Catherine Bezio of Erving is the recipient of the 1st place Kent Lage Award and a $1,000 scholarship. Catherine will attend the […]

Massachusetts 4-H Program to Reopen

Today, the Massachusetts 4-H program, following the guidance of the state of Massachusetts, announced it will be reopening to an in-person mode of delivery. This decision gives clubs and groups the opportunity to meet again, work on their projects, and participate in fairs. This document includes all of the details about the reopening.


For many people, a cancer diagnosis would prevent them from achieving lifelong goals. For 4-H alum Angelina Mangiardi, 26, however, her diagnosis at age 19 gave her more determination to reach her aspirations, set her on a path to her dream job at a nonprofit, and helped her pursue a life consistent with her values. […]

First Ever Virtual State 4-H Fair Held in Summer 2020

Massachusetts held its first ever Virtual State 4-H Fair in August 2020. 230 4-H members submitted more than 1,200 projects! While a virtual fair meant that it was unfortunately not open to the public, the quality of the projects remained every bit as high as in any “regular” year. 4-H members demonstrated the spirit of […]

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