MONTPELIER — A 16-year-old Montpelier 4-H Club member has been recognized as the 2012 Washington County 4-H’er of the Year.
Emily Campbell, daughter of Jack and Pamela Campbell, was selected for her leadership, service and mastery of projects.
“It was definitely a surprise,” Campbell said.
A friend of hers, Spaulding High School student Mariah Harding, won the award from the Washington County 4-H Foundation the previous year.
As a seven-year member of the Partridge Hill Horse Lovers 4-H Club, Campbell has excelled in the horse project and earned a spot on the University of Vermont Extension state 4-H horse judging team that competed at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in Lexington, Ky., in November. The judges evaluate horses’ abilities in performing tasks and their breeding quality.
Being involved with that national horse event was a goal Campbell set for herself when she first joined 4-H.
The U-32 junior has been a club officer and served on the Vermont 4-H Teen Congress board.
As a board member she helped plan this annual UVM Extension event, which brings 4-H’ers from throughout the state to the UVM campus for three days of educational workshops, team-building exercises, community service projects and fun activities, according to a 4-H news release.
Campbell credited the many life skills she learned in 4-H — including leadership and organization — as one of the reasons she was selected to represent the United States as a delegate to the International Earth Science Olympiad in Buenos Aires in October.
At the Washington County Youth Leader Presentations and 4-H Achievement Night in November, she gave a presentation on her experiences at the earth science event.
To learn more about the 4-H program in Washington and Orange counties, contact UVM Extension 4-H educator Michael Wilson at 223-2389, ext. 205, or email@example.com.MORE IN Central VermontRUTLAND — More than 26,000 people were without power when severe thunderstorms rolled through the... Full StoryAs one of our five senses, vision is depended upon for interacting with the world around us. Full StoryThis week I heard from some commercial truck drivers. Full Story
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