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    The first day I began as a county 4-H Extension Agent was January 23, 2010. As I began my new adventure with WVU Extension Service, my guiding principle was and continues to be this desired outcome: youth led by knowledgeable and caring adults learn and mature so that ultimately youth become caring and skilled citizens involved in their communities. Highlights and accomplishments of Kanawha County’s 4-H program include: • 4,797 youth and adults attended an education program by the Kanawha County 4-H program in 2016. • 210 Kanawha County youth participated in summer camping programs including Kanawha county day and residential camps, and state camps. • 2,178 youth received nutrition education yearly through the Family Nutrition Program.…

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    I am Erika Vasquez. This year is my first in 4-H. I am fourteen. My parents are Oscar and Dany Vasquez. I have one younger sibling. Her name is Angela. I live near Slocum, Texas. My school is Slocum ISD. I have two horses. My hobbies are reading, soccer, and drawing. Even though I don't own one, I love cats. My dream job is a radiologist. I discovered 4-H at my school's Meet and Greet. 4-H had a display board explaining their purpose in the hallway. My project goals were altering…

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    Codey Powell: Case Study

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    about five months ago through our county 4-H program. Codey contacted me as the 4-H Educator of the county to start a 4-H club with his friends in the Ozark High School FFA program. I have never met a more inspiring, hardworking, pursuant teenager. Codey and I first bonded when I took him to the State 4-H Poultry Day three hours from where we live. The event registration began at 8:30 AM. That meant we had to leave town by 5:00 AM to get there on time. It was a long, early and entertaining…

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    based in agriculture, education, and communications, the subjects that I am passionate about, and wish to pursue as a career. Mainly, my involvement in high school was with agriculture in 4-H and FFA, and other assorted school and community activities focused on other things. 4-H and FFA were where the bulk of my time in extracurriculars was spent in high school, and I was involved in both as much as I could. Some of my intricate projects included poultry, rabbits, dairy and meat…

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    I am in a club called 4-H. I have been in 4-H for 1 year, Iam starting my second year. I think that my first year going to fair was really awesome and fun. I got excited when I when to fair. 2 days before fair was the day that our projects (besides the animals) got judged. When me and my Mom drove to the fairgrounds I was excited and nervous at the same. When we got there we unloaded all the small stuff. We had to have some help unloading my big, heavy, wood compost box. There was at…

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    Once upon a time in a land far away…….oh wait, wrong story. Once upon a time in Louisiana, there was a girl in 4-H named Kourtni Thibodeaux and that girl was me; correction, is me and as you can presume I’m a bit of a jokester. I am sixteen-years-old, in the eleventh grade, and this is my eighth year participating in 4-H, sixth year a part of the Calcasieu Homeschool 4-H Club. This year, I was elected senior parliamentarian of my club. Being homeschooled, I have a lot of time to work on my…

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    4-H

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    4-H What a Great Choice 4-H is an experience, a blessing and family. As a member of the 4-H origination, one learns that 4-H encourages an individual to meet new friends, prepares one for the future, and helps one conquer the challenges of life. This association instills viable qualities to help one become successful in life. By being active in these programs, one can get a more in-depth meaning of the program or animal. 4-H education allows one to have hands-on learning experiences, teaches one…

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    Often while growing up, we are taught to be good people, to have good morals, and to do others what we would want to have done to ourselves. However, being a good citizen is not stressed nearly as much as being a good person, yet both ideas go hand and hand. The quote "it is impossible to be a good person and not a good citizen" as said by the late University of Arkansas professor Diane Blair, although simple, has a deep meaning. To me, the quote means living the morals I was taught about being…

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    My 4-H Experiences

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    I have gained several skills though my 4-H experiences that I will utilize later in my life. 4-H first taught me, through my projects, time management, responsibility, and patience. I learned that starting the project just days before the fair was not ideal and caused significant stress and the possibility of having a project that I would have like to expand on. I also had to learn how to balance finishing my projects, school work, chores, and social life. With my livestock projects I learned…

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    4-H Skills And Experience

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    The skills and experiences that I have gained from 4-H at many time differ from the education that I receive at school, in the classroom. Through 4-H I have gained the valuable skill of leadership. I have been able to gain this skill through many different opportunities, such as being able to hold a different club officer position each year and being the head of a service project. With each position that was held, there was a unique set of responsibilities to go with it. The responsibilities…

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