PAW PAW, Mich. — Each year Van Buren County 4-H accepts applications for the Outstanding 4-Hers. The outstanding 4-H member award recognizes individuals who have actively participated in 4-H activities and have served as a role model to others. Many activities that enhance a successful 4-H experience include modeling good citizenship and leadership to others. 4-Her’s pledge to serve, not only their club but also their community. The outstanding 4-Hers will represent the Van Buren County 4-H program over the next year.
This year’s Outstanding 4-Hers’ are Hailey McLemore and Carey Towne!
Hailey is 15 years old and is the daughter of Andria McLemore. She is a 7-year member of Porter Busy Fingers 4-H Club. Through 4-H Hailey has become a leader and an active member of her community. She has served as the historian of her club, assisted in running club meetings and is always willing to share her knowledge with others. In the future Hailey plans to pursue a career as a zoologist. Congratulations Hailey!
Carey has been in 4-H for 9 years and is dual enrolled in two clubs, the Young Explorers and the Van Buren Voyagers. Carey is 14 years old and beginning 10th grade at Paw Paw High School. Since joining 4-H, Carey has been amazed at all of the opportunities available to learn and grow. She continues to develop important life skills such as leadership and time management. Carey stated she has also learned useful hands-on skills. 4-H has had a huge influence on the person that Carey is today and has inspired her to always do her best. When she graduates, Carey wants to go to Michigan State to study Animal Science, her goal is to graduate college and open her own private veterinary clinic. Congratulations Carey!
For more information on Van Buren County 4-H contact Janice Zerbe, Extension Educator with Michigan State University Extension, 269-657-8213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— MSU Extension- Van Buren County
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