Jordan Leaders has been a 4-H member with the Moose Landing 4-H Club for seven years. She has gone the extra mile, or should we say, the extra 120 + miles; the round-trip distance necessary to participate in 4-H from Moose Pass. Jordan was a role model for younger members demonstrating hard work and skills at using power tools. Congratulations Jordan!
Willow Walaszek is the secretary for North Road Rangers. It is her first year in NRR and her second year as a 4-H member. Willow has demonstrated leadership, service, cheerfulness, dedication, and a positive attitude over the course of her 4-H career. She weighs decisions carefully, is quick to voice sound ideas, and she steps in when there is a space to fill. She has introduced our club to the amazing residents at Heritage Place and serves as a liaison between them and North Road Rangers. Willow exemplifies teen leadership by her thoroughness in her work, her willingness and happiness to help younger members, her excellent example in record keeping and taking minutes, and her eagerness to help the club grow. She is doing great things for her club, her community, her country, and her world, and for all of the above reasons, I’m proud to be Willow’s 4-H leader and to name her 4-H’er of the month.
— Cassy Rankin
Emily Warner progressively challenges herself. She began in 4-H as a junior member raising a pig in the JML program. During her 4-H career she has gone beyond raising and showing JML animals. Emily has held numerous leadership positions that led her to be elected and successfully serve as the JML Board President. We can always count on Emily to volunteer for the tasks that need to be done for the 4-H program. Emily embraces new opportunities. She represented the Kenai Peninsula District at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Conference in Washington D.C. Attending this conference provided her the opportunity to help initiate a youth leadership program at home. She also traveled to Costa Rica for the 4-H Outbound Exchange. We are proud to have Emily as part of our 4-H program!
Cristiana Moyer is an 11 year old Northwind Rider. She completed a horse project, even though she doesn't have a horse. She took consistent lessons and then showed her lesson horse in a horse show. She came back to the club and was willing to share her horse show experiences with the other members. She is a dedicated member of the Alaska Horse Contest Team, and builds her skills by competing in all of the sections of the contest, working VERY hard to do her best job. She participated in every fund raiser for that event. Cristiana went to the record book workshops, and turned in a completed record book on time. She also recently went to the District Council meeting as a youth, and volunteered her time as a youth representative for her Northwind Riders Club in the future for meetings. Cristiana is kind, responsible, and is becoming a young leader with her wonderful example of what 4-H can do for her and others.
Although Haylee Overson is only in 6th grade and new to 4-H record keeping, she turned in a FABULOUS record book! Haylee is part of the Trail Blazer Club. Haylee's 4-H project is Horse, but she also included her many community service projects and leadership events. Haylee's financial record and riding log was extremely thorough. She has set high goals for herself, problem-solved and achieved her riding goals! Congratulations and Good Job Haylee!
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
308 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775