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    Hughes H-4 Hercules, commonly known as the “Flying Boat” or “spruce goose” was, and still is, the largest wooden aircraft ever designed and flown5. It holds the record for having the biggest wing with a span of 320 feet, which could cover an entire football field2. Henry Fraiser was the man who first proposed the idea of the enormous flying boat based on the demand for a transport plane to support the activities of the US military during World War 24. Frasier approached the famous aircraft designer Howard Hughes and together they formed the Hughes Kaiser Corporation2. They obtained a deal in May, 1942 by the US government that approved the design and demanded the construction of three Hercules capable of carrying the weight of 4 Sherman tanks using a budget of 18 million dollars1. The sea-plane was first designated as HK-1 for Hughes and Kraiser. However, after Henry quit the project due to design and construction problems, Hughes changed the name…

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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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    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…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Howard Hughes remains one of the great entrepreneurs of the twentieth century. His business acumen and influence extends far beyond the American aviation Industry, which he is famously known for developing. Among the wealthiest Americans while he was alive, his business ventures included airlines, film production, real estate, tooling and even hospitality. The keys to his success were his keen ability to seek and exploit business opportunities, interest in hiring top talent as well as his…

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    The pioneer that has been chosen is Howard Hughes. He was born in december 24, 1905 and was largely known for being wealthy and reclusive. As he grew older, Hughes built a passion for aviation, he created an aviation company and like to live a dangerous life. He frequently tested his own planes and tried to break the air speed record. While trying to break the air speed record, he discovered that the planes he was using was not fast enough and he made his own race plane called the Hughes H-1. it…

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