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Arkansas 4-H Teen Stars

Arkansas 4-H Teen Stars

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Congratulations to Olivia Branum, Kimber Campbell, Jenna Frederick, and AJ Russell on being selected as 2017 Arkansas 4-H Teen Stars. Branum, Campbell, Frederick, and Russell were four of the 79 Arkansas 4-H members to be named Teen Stars. Each of the four will be recognized in June at the Arkansas 4-H Teen Star and Hall of Fame Banquet and Awards Ceremony. In addition to Teen Star, AJ Russell also was chosen as a 2017 Arkansas 4-H Ambassador finalist. The next phase of the interview process will be held in June during the Arkansas 4-H Teen Leader Conference.

Branum is a member of the Project Fusion 4-H Club, and she has been a member of the Sebastian County 4-H Program for nine years. Her main project is horse. Campbell, Frederick, and Russell are members of the Dayton 4-H Club. Campbell has been a member of the Sebastian County 4-H Program for nine years. Her main project is poultry. Frederick and Russell have been members of the Sebastian County 4-H Program for seven years. Frederick’s main project area is shooting sports, and Russell’s main project is beef. Each of these 4-H members exemplify leadership and citizenship in all levels of 4-H as well as every aspect of their lives.

The basis of the 4-H program is project work. 4-H members can select from many activities in more than 100 project areas, including animal science and agriculture, bicycle care and safety, vegetable and flower gardening, entomology, technology, cooking, health and nutrition, sewing, and photography. 4-H also offers the opportunity for leadership, citizenship, and community service activities. The Sebastian County 4-H Program is backed by research and directed by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. Record keeping and completing a Record Book describing work in a member’s project is an important part of 4-H. While it is not an easy process, the benefits are many. Completing a record book each year is the conclusion of project work for the year.

The 4-H clubs in Sebastian County are: Carnall, Dayton, Lavaca, James Fork, Project Fusion, Shooting Sports, and Horse. Some events hosted in Sebastian County that might be of interest, but not limited to, are: Fashion Revue, Performing Arts, Poultry Barbecue and Dairy Foods Contest, Technology Camp, Financial Camp, livestock showing workshop, photography workshop, community service, and Talks and Demonstrations.

Membership in the Sebastian County 4-H Program are open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 19, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about participation in the Sebastian County 4-H Program, please contact the Sebastian County Cooperative Extension Service at 479-484-7737.

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