RENSSELAER CO., N.Y. — Alyssa Jacon of Poestenkill and daughter of David and Susan Jacon was selected as the 2020 4-H Lohnes Award recipient. As a well-rounded 4-H member Alyssa has had an active foot over the years in the county-wide veterinary science club, Farmer’s United for her dairy cattle project, Teen Exchange, Teen Ambassadors and her anchor club Jogging Juniors for her vast equine project.
Over the years Alyssa became very involved in playing leadership roles in the many 4-H groups she has been involved with and Teen Leader for activities such as Pre-Teen Fun Day and 3 Day Equine Clinic. In 2018 Alyssa was a member of the first delegation from Rensselaer County to attend the National Youth Agri-Science Summit at the National 4-H Center and Washington D.C. Throughout 2020, Alyssa was a mainstay on the judging stand and riding arena helping with the running of 4-H horse events. She is no stranger to the equine educational events and has competed at the state level on Rensselaer County 4-H Teams for Horse Bowl and Horse Communications. Although COVID-19 side lined pet therapy efforts this year, Alyssa has been on a team of 4-H members that provided animal connections to the Eddy Daybreak in Troy.
Alyssa is currently a sophomore at Russell Sage College majoring in nursing. Thank you to the Lohnes family who continues to sponsor this award in memory of Bob Lohnes who initiated this award in 1983.
For more information about this or other youth programming opportunities, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Rensselaer County or your respective Cooperative Extension Office. CCE is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County
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