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Montgomery County 4-Hers attend state 4-H O’Rama

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Members of the Montgomery County 4-H attended the state 4-H O’Rama at Fayetteville. Front Row- Bailey Nash, Kaitlin Carmack, Amy Monk, Staff Chair, and Breanna Lewis. Back Row- Colton Lewis and Randy Black, Ag Agent. Submitted Photo

Four of Montgomery County youth returned home in late July exhausted but happy with awards in hand and having learned a little more from their experiences at the
4-H State O-Rama on the University of Arkansas campus.
Montgomery County 4-H Consumer Judging Team placed 5th this year.  Team members were:
Bailey Nash, Breanna Lewis, Colton Lewis, and Kaitlin Carmack. The Montgomery County
4-Her’s also competed in individual events: Colton Lewis competed in Sr. Gun Safety, Bailey Nash competed in Sr. Vocals, and Breanna Lewis competed in Sr. Health.
“We’re so proud of our Arkansas 4-H members,” said Amy Monk, Montgomery County  extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “They worked hard all year on their skills and projects, made it through county and district O-Rama competitions, and performed so well at the state level.”
In addition to the competitions and recognition assembly and banquet, the members were treated to motivational talks by 4-H alumna and Miss Arkansas competitor Katie Crow. They also heard from Hoan Do, a competitor on “American Ninja” and corporate trainer. He urged the 4-H members not to succumb to negative thoughts, but rather “change the channel” to more positive inner messages.
“With all the activities, camps and service projects they participate in, State O-Rama is still the pinnacle of each 4-H member’s year,” said Anne Sortor, associate director-extension for 4-H Youth Development. “It’s so refreshing each year to see these high achievers practicing the ideals that make 4-H such a potent force for positive development in young lives in Arkansas.”
Arkansas 4-H is the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 4-H has more than 140,000 members in Arkansas.
To learn more about 4-H in Arkansas, visit http://uaex.edu/4h-youth/default.aspx or contact the Montgomery County Extension office.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons 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.

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