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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 a 4-H Ambassador. She attended the 4-H Leadership Retreat and currently serves as the President of the Middlesex County 4-H Advisory Council. Hannah was awarded the 4-H Key Award in 2021, which recognizes
4-H members ages 15–18 for their outstanding personal development and overall achievement gained through
4-H participation.
Hannah has excelled in showing horses and in horse knowledge. She rode in the New England Regional Horse Show in the 4-H year of 2020-21, winning several awards. In 2020-21, she achieved 1st place in State Hippology and in Visual Presentations for Extemporaneous Speech. In 2019-20, Hannah earned 1st place in the National Visual Presentations as part of the Massachusetts Communications Team and qualified for the State Visual Presentations in 2022. Hannah earned the Top Senior in Crafts in 2018-19 and 2020-21 at the Middlesex County Fair.

Andrew Zeng

Andrew Zeng is the recipient of the 2nd place, $500 Kent Lage Leadership Award. Andrew plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall, where he will major in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences.
As an involved member of the Acton C.R.A.F.T. Club for nine years, Andrew focused not only on crafts but also on community service and public speaking. Andrew achieved success with Visual Presentations, winning the State VPs for six years. He also earned a “Wow” award for his work on his 4-H records. Andrew believes that 4-H gave him both confidence in public speaking and ease in working with teams.
Outside of 4-H, Andrew enjoys playing piano. He also has employed teamwork at his jobs as an Assistant Tutor at Kumon Math & Reading and an Assistant Camp Counselor at Meadowbrook Day Camp.

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