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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Twenty-five Alabama 4-H members were recently selected as the 2019–2020 State 4-H Ambassadors. These individuals will represent the organization statewide while collaborating with Alabama Cooperative Extension System faculty to plan and facilitate 4-H events throughout the club year.

Joy Scott, an Alabama Extension 4-H specialist, serves as one of the advisors of the state 4-H ambassadors. She said that she is looking forward to seeing the outstanding leadership and citizenship skills this year’s ambassadors will bring.

“The 4-H ambassadors have an outstanding impact in the local, regional and state 4-H program,” Scott said. “Each State Ambassador brings a special talent and leadership component to the program.”

Serving as a state 4-H ambassador provides additional skills development in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and also team building.

State Ambassadors

The following 4-H members will serve as the 2019–2020 state 4-H ambassadors:

  • Abigail Lee, Covington County
  • Baylee House, Dallas County
  • Briley Newman, Pickens County
  • Brooke Perry, St. Clair County
  • Cami Cleveland, Etowah County
  • Colton Cook, Tallapoosa County
  • Dustin Barrs, Etowah County
  • Ethan Keaton, Limestone County
  • Ethan Rankins, Lee County
  • Hannah Enskat, Limestone County
  • Jessica Duck, Fayette County
  • Joi Key, Lauderdale County
  • Josie Chance, Bibb County
  • Karlee Hardin, Marion County
  • Kenneth Reese, Jefferson County
  • Kristen Walker, Lauderdale County
  • Madison Wilbanks, Lauderdale County
  • Marion Bell, Shelby County
  • Mary Carol Rasbury, Tallapoosa County
  • Neely Stewart, Lee County
  • Sherri Welborn, Washington County
  • Suzanne Feist, Winston County
  • Sydney Pressnell, Limestone County
  • Warren Williams, Barbour County
  • Zoe Nye, Limestone County

As part of their duties, the new team will plan and implementing the 4-H Midwinter Teen Leadership Retreat, represent 4-H at local and state events, promote the program to potential members and volunteers and demonstrate the impact 4-H has on the lives of young people and the community.

“We’re so proud of all of our youth ambassadors,” said Molly Gregg, assistant director of Alabama 4-H. “They are the voice of Alabama’s young people across the state.”

To qualify as an ambassador, youth must:

  • be enrolled members in 4HOnline and at least 14 years old
  • be a high school sophomore, junior or senior
  • complete at least one full club year as an active 4-H member
  • demonstrate leadership in a variety of youth development activities
  • demonstrate commitment to community service and volunteerism
  • have experience in planning and delivering events and activities
  • demonstrate the ability to work as a team member and individually with both young people and adults
  • have a diverse knowledge of Alabama 4-H programs and events

About Alabama 4-H

For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has been helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. Alabama 4-H is part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and uses regional Extension agents as well as community volunteers, corporate partners, alumni and parents to deliver youth development programs in all 67 counties.

Today, Alabama 4-H engages with more than 178,000 youth. It seeks to empower them with the skills to lead their communities and also grow into future leaders.

For more information about 4-H leadership opportunities, visit www.alabama4h.com.

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