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OKLAHOMA 4-H FOUNDATION


SUSAN WECKLER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

OKLAHOMA 4-H AMBASSADOR ALUMNI Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma 4-H Ambassador Alumni

As a 4-H member, Susan Weckler delved into all aspects of the family and consumer sciences project area. She used the skills she learned through her project work, such as sewing, entrepreneurship and safety, to make a difference in others’ lives by participating in 475 hours of community service. She enjoyed promoting 4-H by sharing her passion for FCS with others.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Development of the 4-H mindset, which has taught me that gaining knowledge and skills comes with a responsibility to share with others by teaching and serving.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The skills I have acquired through 4-H has prepared me to interact and work well with others and to effectively communicate ideas and appreciation.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


CORTNEY EVANS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

ACHIEVEMENT Scholarship Donor: Harold and Edith Shaw Memorial Endowment

Throughout the course of her seven-year 4-H career, Cortney Evans has taken the initiative to make the best better in Grady County. She has participated in approximately 200 community service projects and enjoys promoting 4-H to other youth. To encourage young children to join 4-H, Cortney established the first Cloverbud 4-H Club in her county.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The leadership opportunities that 4-H has given me through serving as a local and county officer as well as being a State Healthy Living Ambassador have given me more confidence to volunteer and participate in more activities.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “One of the biggest skills I have gained through my 4-H career is the ability to speak in front of people. Being able to stand up in front of a large group of people and give a speech is a valuable life skill that will help me in college and throughout my adult life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


AUDREY OCHSNER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

ADVANCED ACHIEVEMENT Scholarship Donor: Vernon and Ronda McKown Endowment

During the six years of her 4-H career, Audrey Ochsner explored nearly all 4-H had to offer, whether it be through learning goat showmanship, competing in the National Consumer Judging Competition or attending National 4-H Conference. It was in leadership, however, where Audrey found her home. Through her collected project work, she has reached more than 48,000 individuals with the impact of 4-H.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Through club, county, district and state leadership positions, I have learned what it means to truly communicate with others, and have found ways to connect with my peers and encourage them to continue to make their best better.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The characteristics I have gained through 4-H, such as hard work, perseverance, enthusiasm and curiosity, will be so helpful to me and will set me apart as I continue my education and soon enter the workforce.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SARAH ARMITAGE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

ELVIN LINDLEY ADVANCED AGRICULTURE Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma LP Gas RM&S Commission

During her 11-year 4-H career, Sarah Armitage participated in numerous community service projects, reaching more than 2,000 youth and adults. Additionally, she spent more than 160 hours mentoring and assisting young beef exhibitors. Sarah’s favorite aspect of her 4-H career has been witnessing the growth and successes of the young livestock exhibitors she has mentored.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Participating in speeches and demonstrations has taught me how to present my information in a professional manner and has given me confidence to speak in front of a group of people.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will use the confidence and communication skills I have developed as I pursue my career in agricultural communications. I plan to use the connections I have made in my beef project to help me enter the field of advertising and promoting the beef industry.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


TRENT GIBBS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

ADVANCED CITIZENSHIP Scholarship Donor: Mike Synar Memorial Endowment

Trent Gibbs is passionate about rallying people together for a common cause. He is proudest of the statewide fundraisers he pioneered with the State 4-H Leadership Council: Oklahoma 4-H Hike for Change and Cloverthon. His fondest memories have been made with the Oklahoma 4-H Music Corps and as a member of the Council. Trent wrapped up his 4-H year serving as the 2018-2019 4-H president.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “I’m no longer afraid to have a conversation with someone who thinks differently. I want to see and judge every individual for who they are, not how they look or where they came from. That’s the beauty of 4-H — everyone is welcome, regardless of their appearance or interests, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I’ve learned not only how to talk, but also how to listen, how to use effective and concise communication that seeks first to understand before being understood.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KARINA FENG

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

ADVANCED FABRICS & FASHION Scholarship Donor: Wilma Wendt Pattillo Endowment

During her nine-year 4-H career, Karina Feng has certainly demonstrated her passion for serving others. She founded the Adult Clothing Protector service project and taught workshops for organizations including the HUGS Project, Little Dresses for Africa and Operation Gratitude. She has reached more than 20,000 people with her community activities and aspires to help other youth develop leadership skills.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H’s emphasis on giving back to the community by making the best better has had a huge impact on my life. It made me realize that living a life dedicated to service is the best way to lead a fulfilled life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I have learned many skills through 4-H, but the most impactful skill that I have gained is public speaking. This skill in particular will serve me for the rest of my life as I enter college and join the workforce.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SARAH WALKER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

ADVANCED FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES Scholarship Donors: OEAFCS & OAE4-HA

Sarah Walker has been an active 4-H member for eight years. She has participated in 64 community service projects, serving her community for more than 13,000 hours. She is most proud of her “Love, Sarah” project. Each month, she makes 70 tray favors for mobiles meals, which are then delivered to elderly members of the community. Since starting this project, she has created and delivered more than 7,000 tray favors.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Developing leadership skills has had the biggest impact on my life. I have not only held leadership roles in 4-H, but also in school. The confidence I developed will benefit me as I continue in high school and look forward to pursuing a college degree.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Many of the life skills I have learned through 4-H will help my in my future endeavors. Public speaking was always scary for me, but thanks to 4-H, public speaking is now a natural skill which will help me for the rest of my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


DANNIE REGNIER-NELSON

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

AGRICULTURE Scholarship Donor: Kunc Family Farms

Dannie Regnier-Nelson has loved farming since his first combine ride at the age of one. It was a natural fit for him to focus his 4-H project work in agriculture. Dannie started his 4-H project with three show sheep that followed him all around the yard. Today, he has grown into a remarkable youth leader in the industry. In addition to his passion for agriculture, Dannie enjoys shooting sports, and his favorite discipline is muzzleloader.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has grown my responsibility and work ethic.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Public Speaking. In today’s mass media world, a person needs to be able to advocate for what they believe.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


WYATT HOOD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

AOP AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES

Scholarship Donors: OK Vegetation Management Association & Dr. Gary and Becky Stone

A six-year 4-H member from Logan County, Wyatt Hood has used his 4-H career as a platform to teach others about forestry, wildlife and soil conservation. He has shared his passion for the outdoors through countless workshops and speeches with more than 4,600 individuals. He said the most rewarding aspect of his project work is introducing urban youth to the forestry and wildlife industry.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “My biggest influence would be all the support that I have received within my club and county 4-H teams. I have always felt included, supported and encouraged so I could fulfill the goals I set out to accomplish.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “My 4-H experiences through forestry, wildlife and soil and conservation will help me continue to manage my family’s cattle farms and strengthen the land through various conservation programs and basic knowledge of land management.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MADISON NICKELS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

AOP FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Scholarship Donor: Dr. Lynda Harriman

Throughout the course of her six-year 4-H career, Madison Nickels has participated in 44 community service projects and conducted workshops and educational booths reaching more than 2,700 youth and adults. Her favorite activity is working with younger 4-H members in her county and teaching them sewing techniques.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The mentors and friends I have gained through 4-H have been the biggest influences on my life. The older 4-H members and Extension educators are always encouraging me and challenging me to try new things.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The life skills I have gained through 4-H will stay with me and help me succeed. I have learned communication skills that have helped me grow into a leader. The organizational skills and team-building skills will also help me as I get older.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


REMINGTON WARD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

AOP SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Scholarship Donors: Charles and Betty Smith

During his 10-year 4-H career, Remington Ward excelled in the 4-H Science and Technology Project. He assisted with a statewide initiative to create computer science interest and opportunities for 4-H’ers and other youth. Remington has enjoyed mentoring junior 4-H members and seeing them design, build and code their own robots during workshops as well as watching them learn simple coding concepts.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has caused me to become confident and get out of my comfort zone. 4-H has taught me to speak with confidence and to teach others.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will use my leadership and public speaking skills throughout my life in leading research teams at college, in training colleagues at work and in volunteering and mentoring youth. I also will use the skills related to STEM and robotics in my future career and as a mentor to youth participating in robotics competitions or science fairs.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KALLIE CLIFTON

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

AOP SMALL ANIMALS Scholarship Donor: Hesser Memorials

In Kallie Clifton’s eight years as a 4-H member, she has focused her project work in the areas of beef, poultry, horse, and leadership. Kallie has participated in many community service projects. Her favorite service projects are decorating veterans’ graves on Memorial Day, and contributing to her local homeless shelter through monthly donations.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Without a doubt the public speaking project area has made me into the person I am today. I was very shy, and now I can speak comfortably in front of large crowds.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Public speaking has really helped me and will continue to help me as I move forward in life as it is a vital skill.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SERENA WOODARD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

BANCFIRST LEADERSHIP Scholarship Donor: BancFirst

Serena Woodard’s early 4-H career was centered around her love of dancing. Soon after, she developed a passion for agriculture. Serena has focused her 4-H project work on teaching others about the importance of agriculture through her Woodard’s Workshops. To date, she has reached nearly 40,000 youth through her hands-on workshops and has been nationally recognized for her exceptional 4-H career.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The aspect that has influenced my life greatly is that 4-H feels more like a family than an after-school activity. No matter where life takes you, your 4-H family will always be there to lift your spirits.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Through scheduling workshops, attending classes and entering contests, 4-H has taught me time management and work ethic. Because of this, I have become a stronger leader and role model for others to look up to.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


WILL SHELBY

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

B.A. PRATT MEMORIAL Scholarship Donor: B.A. Pratt Memorial Endowment

Throughout the course of his 10-year 4-H career, Will Shelby has participated in 35 community service projects and conducted 22 workshops reaching more than 800 individuals. He said his favorite 4-H activities were livestock judging and assisting younger 4-H members with their reasons and placings.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Mr. David Sorrell was my 4-H educator from my first cloverbud meeting. He influenced me to grow in my leadership and citizenship skills, in my project work, livestock judging and as a person.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me many skills I use every day. It taught me responsibility, work ethic, fairness, helping others and accountability.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KAREN WECKLER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

B.A. PRATT MEMORIAL Scholarship Donor: B.A. Pratt Memorial Endowment

Karen Weckler has been an active 4-H member since she was 9 years old. She has learned invaluable life skills through her family and consumer sciences project work, focusing on healthy living, cooking and decision making. Karen said her favorite 4-H experience was representing Oklahoma at the National FCS Skillathon contest in 2016.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “I have learned to present myself personably and professionally to a variety of audiences and to organize my thoughts and articulate them.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The experience gained through giving speeches and leading workshops gives me confidence to interact well with others. Through my many community services activities, I have learned to see needs around me and realize I can make a difference.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BRYCE WILSON

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

B.A. PRATT MEMORIAL Scholarship Donor: B.A. Pratt Memorial Endowment

A 10-year 4-H member from Pittsburg County, Bryce Wilson is passionate about positively impacting the lives of youth. She started the Take a Stand program, through which she advocated for anti-bullying in schools. She encourages younger 4-H members to get involved in all aspects of the 4-H organization.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “By creating the Take a Stand program, I now have no problem speaking and presenting workshops. Teaching workshops through the program helped me overcome my fear of public speaking.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The most important skills I took away from my 4-H career is time management and public speaking. These are skills that I constantly use and will continue to use throughout my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


CAMDEN COPE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

BARNES FAMILY Scholarship Donor: Barnes Family Endowment

During his 10-year 4-H career, Camden Cope participated in 50 community service projects and conducted 25 workshops and classes that reached more than 650 youth and adults. Camden enjoys working with all aspects of agriculture, but his favorite 4-H experience was teaching his cattle and beef production class to first-year 4-H members.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The biggest influences on my life have been all the successes and challenges I have experienced working with my cattle.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me that no matter what you go through in life, you should strive to be the best and become successful.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


JARED STONE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

BEEF Scholarship Donor: Kunc Family Farms

Throughout his seven-year 4-H career, Jared Stone participated in 92 community service activities, reached more than 5,000 people through 47 workshops and classes, and held various leadership positions. His favorite community service project was loaning one of his heifers to the beef exhibit in Agtropolis at the Oklahoma State Fair and seeing all the smiles the heifer put on people’s faces.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The aspect of 4-H that has impacted me the most is the skills I have developed from being involved in this program. Everything from public speaking to cooking, all these skills will assist me later on in life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The many aspects of the Beef Project I have learned will aid me in raising my own herd of cattle. My public speaking skills will aid me in communicating with others, and many more skills I have obtained through 4-H will help me for the rest of my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


AUDREY OCHSNER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

BRADY BENSON MEMORIAL Scholarship Donor: Benson Family Endowment

During the six years of her 4-H career, Audrey Ochsner explored nearly all 4-H had to offer, whether it be through learning goat showmanship, competing in the National Consumer Judging Competition or attending National 4-H Conference. It was in leadership, however, where Audrey found her home. Through her collected project work, she has reached more than 48,000 individuals with the impact of 4-H.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Through club, county, district and state leadership positions, I have learned what it means to truly communicate with others, and have found ways to connect with my peers and encourage them to continue to make their best better.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The characteristics I have gained through 4-H, such as hard work, perseverance, enthusiasm and curiosity, will be so helpful to me and will set me apart as I continue my education and soon enter the workforce.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KARMAN NEWMAN

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

BREADS Scholarship Donor: Shawnee Milling Company

A seven-year 4-H member in Noble County, Karman Newman is not only active in the breads project, but also in the leadership and civic engagement opportunities. She has reached approximately 3,467 youth and adults through workshops and service projects. Her favorite activity was teaching an Ag Day workshop for 4-H members in her county.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “One aspect of 4-H that has had a big influence in my life is public speaking. Public speaking has taught me to stand in front of a crowd and talk. I have also learned how to think quickly under pressure from the extemporaneous speeches.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The skills I have learned through 4-H will stay with me my whole life. It will help me in job interviews, being able to time manage in college and meeting new people.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KHLOE HAILE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

CHILD CARE Scholarship Donor: Kathy Rutledge Memorial

During her six-year 4-H career, Khloe Haile has participated in 76 community service projects and conducted 55 workshops and classes reaching more than 11,200 youth and adults. She is most proud of her service project In Jesus’ Name We Play. Through this project, Khloe collects gently-used sporting equipment and donates the equipment to children in need.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The aspect of 4-H that has had the biggest influence on my life is citizenship because it gives me the opportunity to reach people in the community who need help.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The skills I have learned, like public speaking, time management, and leadership, will be used in high school, college and then throughout my life career.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BETH ARMSTRONG

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

CHOCTAW NATION Scholarship Donor: Choctaw Nation

Beth Armstrong has participated in 538 community service projects with more than 3,800 logged volunteer hours. Beth spearheaded an initiative to start the first public library in Tuttle, Oklahoma, where she currently serves as a co-director for youth programing. In addition to serving her community, Beth enjoys baking bread, designing and creating clothes, and teaching others.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The skills I have gained through learning by doing and teaching others. I have become a confident public speaker, and I am able to plan events and classes.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The ability to effectively communicate is needed in today’s world, and 4-H has definitely made me a better communicator. I will be able to use public speaking no matter what career I choose. It is an invaluable skill.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BRIANNA DEEDS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

CITIZENSHIP Scholarship Donor: Gene and Judy McKown Endowment

Throughout her nine-year 4-H career, Brianna Deeds has transformed into the passionate leader and caring individual she is today. As a 4-H member, Brianna emphasized her project work on bettering her community and serving others. One of her favorite community service projects is the Great American Cleanup, through which she organized efforts to beautify her hometown of Garber, Okla.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Leadership—because it has taught me to have confidence in myself. Throughout my 4-H career, the speech contests, teaching workshops and speaking at events has flourished me into the leader I am today.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Being an active 4-H’er, I have learned several life skills that will help me achieve my career goals in life. I have learned communication skills, time management and how to be an efficient leader.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


ZACHARY WAGNER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma Vegetation Management Association

During his time as a 4-H member, Zachary Wagner has enjoyed sharing his project work with others through workshops and service projects. One of his favorite 4-H memories is teaching a summer day camp he designed. Repurposing old wooden pallets, Zachary led campers in crafting activities.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The opportunity 4-H has given me to further my leadership skills has been the most influencing aspect.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will forever have my abilities to be a great leader and to speak in front of people which will help me through every step of life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


TIMOTHY WHITEHEAD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

DAIRY Scholarship Donor: Southwest Dairy Museum

Timothy Whitehead is a servant leader in 4-H. He enjoys teaching workshops and leading demonstrations focused on his project work in dairy and citizenship. His favorite activity is teaching other youth a butter churn class, where he demonstrates different butter churn styles. Additionally, Timothy actively participates in his county’s service project to donate pet food to Meals on Wheels recipients.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The aspect of 4-H that has had the biggest influence on my life is leadership.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The public speaking skills I have developed and having the ability to communicate better in public and with others will serve me well into adulthood.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BETH BOLLINGER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

DANA SMITH MEMORIAL Scholarship Donors: Carl and Mary Sue Sanders

During her nine-year 4-H career, Beth Bollinger has participated in 11 project areas, entered 325 fair exhibits, and has reached more than 20,000 people through her community service projects and workshops. She has provided more than 760 hours of serving in leadership and citizenship endeavors. Her favorite project areas are food science, shooting sports and fabric and fashions.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Having many opportunities to learn about and be involved in leadership and citizenship projects.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I have gained invaluable knowledge and leadership abilities which will carry on as I advance my education. Many of these skills I will share with others, such as the importance of citizenship and leadership in my community.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


HADLEY GRIFFITH

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

EDMONSON AMBASSADOR Scholarship Donor: Edmonson Ambassador Endowment

During her nine-year 4-H career, Hadley Griffith has delivered more than 100 speech presentations and led more than 50 workshops. Hadley also served in 20 leadership positions and traveled as a delegate on eight national 4-H trips. Her favorite activity has been leading the Shawnee 4-H Club in countless community service projects. With Hadley’s guidance, the club has impacted more than 2,000 people.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The home environment of 4-H has had the biggest influence on me. 4-H creates an environment of volunteers, educators and members who are encouragers and build each other up. This served as a lifeline for me.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Skills of resiliency and goal setting help me in life already, I look forward to using them further as I grow. These skills have helped me stay focused, bounce back from challenges and push myself to be the best version I can be.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


ALLYSON CRAWFORD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

4-H ENTREPRENEUR Scholarship Donors: Charles and Betty Smith

Allyson Crawford spent her 4-H career caring for, training and showing market barrows as well as developing her entrepreneurial skills when she started a business making custom art and dog accessories. Allyson served the Canadian County 4-H program as a Teen Leader and enjoyed being a role model to younger 4-H members.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Being a part of the Teen Leaders was something I did not want to do at first, but my 4-H experiences have taught me to step outside of my comfort zone and take an active role when opportunities come up.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “One of the most important skills I learned in 4-H is how to communicate with others, and I recognize the value of communication in my education, future career, community and my family.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


NATALIE HAGGARD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

FABRIC & FASHIONS Scholarship Donor: Wilma Wendt Pattillo Endowment

Throughout her seven-year 4-H career, Natalie Haggard had many opportunities to participate on all levels of the 4-H program. Natalie taught 29 workshops encompassing many different project areas and reaching 1,400 youth and adults. Natalie also participated in 41 community service projects. One of her favorite projects is ringing the bells during each holiday season for the Salvation Army.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The public speaking aspect of 4-H has truly had the biggest impact on my life. It has helped me come out of my comfort zone and develop confidence I didn’t know I had.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “As a 4-H member, I feel prepared to take on whatever life could throw at me. For example, time management, citizenship and public speaking are all skills that will help me not only in the workplace, but also in day-to-day activities.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


AMY ADAMS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

OKLAHOMA FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma Fairs and Festivals Association

Amy Adams is an eight-year 4-H member who has a heart for service. She has incorporated her love for companion animals, performing arts and photography into community service efforts. From organizing a fundraiser to aid families who lost their belongings in a tornado, to animating storybook characters to promote young people reading, one can always find Amy wanting to make the best better.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me to set goals and has shown me that I can achieve those goals by working a plan and putting forth the effort.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me various skills such as perseverance, positivity and problem solving. I will use these skills for the rest of my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


LILYANA SESTAK

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

FOOD SCIENCE Scholarship Donor: Edwin and Winona Presley Memorial Endowment

Lilyana Sestak has touched the lives of 166,000 people through community service activities and 59,000 in leadership activities. Through her project work, she has competed in numerous public speaking competitions and other contests. Lilyana has focused her food science project work on many aspects, including breads, beef, agriculture, public speaking and safety.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and has given me the opportunities to carry myself in a professional manner which has helped me develop the maturity needed to succeed later on in life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will be able to advocate for specific groups and organizations as well as occupations that i am passionate about in a mature way and on a professional level.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KAREN WECKLER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

GENERAL OKLAHOMA 4-H Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma 4-H Foundation

Karen Weckler has been an active 4-H member since she was 9 years old. She has learned invaluable life skills through her family and consumer sciences project work, focusing on healthy living, cooking and decision making. Karen said her favorite 4-H experience was representing Oklahoma at the National FCS Skillathon contest in 2016.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “I have learned to present myself personably and professionally to a variety of audiences and to organize my thoughts and articulate them.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The experience gained through giving speeches and leading workshops gives me confidence to interact well with others. Through my many community services activities, I have learned to see needs around me and realize I can make a difference.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BLAKE WHITE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

GEOLOGY Scholarship Donor: OERB

Blake White, a nine-year member, discovered his passion for geology though his 4-H involvement. As a member of his county’s Teen Leaders Club, he enjoyed conducting workshops focused on his project area. He works to inform his community about the importance of preserving soils through improved farming and gardening practices.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The connections I’ve made with others through my involvement in 4-H will have a lasting impact in my life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught be to be more organized and responsible in all aspects of life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MATTLIN STANEK

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

GIBSON-OTT MEMORIAL Scholarship Donor: Harold and Jeanne Gibson Memorial Endowment

Mattlin Stanek has excelled in the 4-H Child Care Project. She has provided PTSD help books to local libraries, created goody bags to pass out at the statewide Department of Human Services Adoption Party and served as a clover buddy at the Special Clovers camp for youth with special needs. Her most memorable service project is providing food to kids during school breaks.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Learning to make my community better by helping others.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I have an appreciation for volunteerism and citizenship.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


CHARDEE CARPENTER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

GOAT Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

Chardee Carpenter embraced 4-H at a young age and took advantage of every opportunity the organization offered. Throughout the years, she has written and given speeches on turkey vultures, shown livestock and attended national trips. Chardee credits 4-H with her exceptional public speaking skills and ability to lead others.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has allowed me to try new things and be flexible when things don’t work out.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The ability to walk into a room and speak or lead are the best skills 4-H has given me.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


LILAH HIGGINS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

ALLAN & DORRIS GOODBARRY Scholarship Donor: Goodbarry Family

During her nine-year 4-H career, Lilah Higgins participated in countless community service projects, led workshops and served in various leadership roles. Through her community service efforts, she reached more than 40,000 people. Lilah served the Pittsburg County 4-H program as a county 4-H ambassador and was a role model for younger 4-H members.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me improve my public speaking skills.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I am now more organized, more goal-oriented and more confident. I will use these skills in my future career as an elementary school teacher and as a functional member of society.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


HADLEY GRIFFITH

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

GRIFFITH FAMILY COMMUNITY SERVICE Scholarship Donor: Griffith Family

During her nine-year 4-H career, Hadley Griffith has delivered more than 100 speech presentations and led more than 50 workshops. Hadley also served in 20 leadership positions and traveled as a delegate on eight national 4-H trips. Her favorite activity has been leading the Shawnee 4-H Club in countless community service projects. With Hadley’s guidance, the club has impacted more than 2,000 people.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The home environment of 4-H has had the biggest influence on me. 4-H creates an environment of volunteers, educators and members who are encouragers and build each other up. This served as a lifeline for me.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Skills of resiliency and goal setting help me in life already, I look forward to using them further as I grow. These skills have helped me stay focused, bounce back from challenges and push myself to be the best version I can be.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MADISON STEPHENS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

HALL OF FAME Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma AgCredit

During her nine-year 4-H career, Madison Stephens has worked to introduce people of all ages to horses, as well as researching, writing, directing and producing her one-act plays. She has spent more than 1,000 hours teaching at horse camps and workshops. Through her innovative plays, she has mentored students and reached more than 1,500 people through performances and reenactments.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “For nine years I have been sharing cards and gifts and leading veterans and 4-H members in patriotic songs at my local veterans center. I now mentor younger members to carry on our work, and I plan to serve veterans when I’m in college.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me about time management and goal setting as well as effective public speaking in small groups and large crowds. It has given me many opportunities to go to new places and create events that serve the public and the youth of our state.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SERENA WOODARD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

HALL OF FAME Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma AgCredit

Serena Woodard’s early 4-H career was centered around her love of dancing. Soon after, she developed a passion for agriculture. Serena has focused her 4-H project work on teaching others about the importance of agriculture through her Woodard’s Workshops. To date, she has reached nearly 40,000 youth through her hands-on workshops and has been nationally recognized for her exceptional 4-H career.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The aspect that has influenced my life greatly is that 4-H feels more like a family than an after-school activity. No matter where life takes you, your 4-H family will always be there to lift your spirits.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Through scheduling workshops, attending classes and entering contests, 4-H has taught me time management and work ethic. Because of this, I have become a stronger leader and role model for others to look up to.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


REAGAN STEPHENS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

FLOYD & VIOLA HARTMAN MEMORIAL Scholarship Donors: John and Julie Schurman

Reagan Stephens’ exceptional leadership and public speaking skills can be traced back to her 4-H involvement. She has hosted horse camps and painting parties for youth with special needs, and has even brought her horses to school to teach students about horse safety. Reagan usually can be found encouraging younger 4-H members and building their self-esteem.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H truly builds self-confidence and leadership skills. The program challenged me with this question: ‘If you don’t believe in yourself, why would others believe in you?’ It has helped me become a stronger leader.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Decision making, public speaking and communication are all skills I will use in my future career. 4-H has helped me make serving and leading others an important part of my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


EMILY WARD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

HEALTH & FITNESS Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives

During her seven-year 4-H career, Emily Ward participated in a variety of project areas including health and fitness, shooting sports, wildlife, leadership, citizenship and STEM. She incorporates health and fitness into her STEM project by creating a workshop called “Do It Yourself American Ninja Warrior Coding Challenge” where members create an obstacle course, code the course’s instructions and complete the obstacle course.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has offered me the opportunity to be a leader and mentor other youth. I have gained skills in leadership, citizenship and many other areas specific to my projects.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will use my leadership skills throughout my life by leading others in college and my future career. I plan to continue mentoring others and teaching them life skills.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BAILEY HATFIELD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

HORSE Scholarship Donor: Shawnee Milling Company

During her six years in 4-H, Bailey Hatfield has incorporated her horse project into citizenship, public speaking and leadership opportunities. Some of her favorite activities have been teaching about horses and giving rides to various groups, including veterans, children in military families, children with autism and Japanese exchange students. She enjoys bringing excitement to others through her horse project.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Being a State 4-H Ambassador continues to help me grow every day as a leader and a better citizen. It has opened new doors for me and given me countless opportunities I never imagined.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Through my horse project, I have learned to be more responsible and have a hard work ethic. 4-H has built my confidence through speeches, interviews and project work. 4-H continuously helps me grow every day.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


CAITY WAGNER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

HORTICULTURE & PLANT SCIENCE

Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma Horticultural Society

An active 4-H member in Payne County, Caity Wagner enjoys the robotics and plant science project areas. She said her favorite aspect of her plant science project work is teaching kids how to plant seeds and watching them express their wonder when the seeds begin to grow. Caity values teaching others the importance of plants and inspiring them to find a passion for horticulture and plant science.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Coordinating service projects has helped me strengthen my organization and communication skills. It has also helped me get to know my community better. Serving alongside my fellow 4-H members reminds me that we can accomplish big things working together.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “As a 4-H member, I have learned many skills that I will continue to develop and improve as I use them throughout my future personal and professional lives.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


TAELOR BROWN

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

INDIAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE Scholarship Donor: Indian Electric Cooperative

During her 10-year 4-H career, Taelor Brown has participated in more than 170 community service projects and conducted 30 workshops and classes that reached more than 2,500 youth and adults. Her favorite activity is helping younger 4-H members with sewing and craft projects.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Serving as a teen leader counselor at the 4-H Special Clovers Camp was one of the most eye-opening and rewarding experiences of my 4-H career. At the camp, I learned about patience, understanding, overcoming obstacles, inclusion, trust and friendship.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Thanks to the skills I learned in my fabrics and fashion project, I am cable of sewing on a button, fixing a hem and doing my own alterations. 4-H also has given me the leadership skills to be responsible, respectful and have a good work ethic.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


RAPHAEL WALL

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

IRA HOLLAR ADVANCED LEADERSHIP Scholarship Donor: Bill Doenges

Throughout his seven-year 4-H career, Raphael Wall has served the program on the local, county, district and state levels. Not only is he active in the science and technology project, but also the wildlife and fisheries project. Raphael’s passion for community service can be witnessed by his organization of an aluminum can recycling drive to benefit his school and his work to teach youth the importance of safe driving.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me life skills such as public speaking. These are skills I will need throughout my life and I thank the 4-H program for helping me practice and strengthen these very important life skills.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Leadership and citizenship skills are very important and I will carry them with me through my life. Through different 4-H activities, I have learned the different ways to become a true leader.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


REMINGTON WARD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

JAKIE JONES Scholarship Donor: Jakie Jones Endowment

During his 10-year 4-H career, Remington Ward excelled in the 4-H Science and Technology Project. He assists with a statewide initiative to create computer science interest and opportunities for 4-H’ers and other youth. Remington has enjoyed mentoring junior 4-H members and seeing them design, build and code their own robots during workshops as well as watching them learn simple coding concepts.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has caused me to become confident and get out of my comfort zone. 4-H has taught me to speak with confidence and to teach others.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will use my leadership and public speaking skills throughout my life in leading research teams at college, in training colleagues at work and in volunteering and mentoring youth. I also will use the skills related to STEM and robotics in my future career and as a mentor to youth participating in robotics competitions or science fairs.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


ETHAN LINDSEY

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

KEY CLUB Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma 4-H Key Club

An 11-year member, Ethan Lindsey has dedicated his 4-H career to serving others. In total, Ethan has participated in more than 50 community service projects. He helped start Stomp Out Hunger, a service project in his local community through which participants collect nonperishable food items for the school’s food pantry.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Working with younger 4-H kids has had the biggest influence on my life. I have had some amazing educators and volunteers to learn from over the years and I love that I am able to use that knowledge to help make a difference in other 4-H kids’ lives.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Through 4-H, I have learned public speaking, leadership, citizenship and other skills. With public speaking I will be able to speak to customers more effectively. With leadership and citizenship skills I will be able to successfully lead a workforce while allowing me to one day give back to Oklahoma 4-H.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


JADEN ALLEN

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

LARRY D. ANDERSON MEMORIAL

Scholarship Donor: Larry D. Anderson Memorial Endowment

An active member from Lincoln County, Jaden Allen has seized nearly all opportunities 4-H offers. Among her 4-H activities, Jaden particularly enjoys working with Cloverbuds. Some of her favorite 4-H experiences are conducting workshops for younger 4-H members and assisting with Cloverbud Camp.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The positive and family atmosphere of 4-H has been a big influence in my life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me various skills such as perseverance, positivity and problem solving. I will use these skills for the rest of my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


ETHAN LINDSEY

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

LEADERSHIP Scholarship Donor: Jerry and Julie Kiefer Endowment

An 11-year member, Ethan Lindsey has dedicated his 4-H career to serving others. In total, Ethan has participated in more than 50 community service projects. He helped start Stomp Out Hunger, a service project in his local community through which participants collect nonperishable food items for the school’s food pantry.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Working with younger 4-H kids has had the biggest influence on my life. I have had some amazing educators and volunteers to learn from over the years and I love that I am able to use that knowledge to help make a difference in other 4-H kids’ lives.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Through 4-H, I have learned public speaking, leadership, citizenship and other skills. With public speaking I will be able to speak to customers more effectively. With leadership and citizenship skills I will be able to successfully lead a workforce while allowing me to one day give back to Oklahoma 4-H.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


NATHAN RATCLIFF

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

LINDSAY & LINDSEY SHERRER Scholarship Donors: Lindsay and Lindsey Sherrer

Nathan Ratcliff is a 10-year 4-H alumnus with a servant’s heart. He has participated in more than 100 community service projects reaching nearly 16,000 people. His favorite service project is donating produce he has grown in his garden to feed others in his community. To date, Nathan has donated more than 800 pounds of produce.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Community service has had the biggest impact. 4-H has introduced me to the needs of my community and I have learned the value and reward of giving to other people.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Leadership skills, citizenship and the confidence I have gained while learning how to serve my community will allow me to take action.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


AMANDA PETERSON

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

MARJORIE MOESEL Scholarship Donor: Marjorie Moesel Endowment

Throughout her 10-year 4-H career, Amanda Peterson conducted 43 workshops that reached more than 6,800 youth and adults. Passionate about community service, Amanda also participated in 76 service projects throughout her 4-H career. Amanda said her favorite 4-H experience was visiting the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma City during the holiday season to interact with children staying at the hospital.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The people had the biggest influence on me. There are countless adults and youth that are always willing to lend a hand or some advice. They have grown to become my role models and some of my best friends.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H taught me how to be a comfortable public speaker, responsibility, resiliency, sportsmanship and more. All of these things can be used in my future while interviewing for a job, in a career, volunteering and helping youth.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KEELY RATCLIFF

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

MODELLE PATTILLO & HUGO GRAUMANN

Scholarship Donors: Pattillo/Graumann Memorial Endowments

During her 11-year 4-H career, Keely Ratcliff used her love for bread, health and people to drive her participation in more than 70 service projects reaching more than 30,000 individuals. Keely said her favorite community service projects is Costumes for Africa, through which she collected and donated dance recital costumes to children in Africa and Mexico.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Due to the opportunities for numerous leadership and citizenship activities, 4-H has given me the desire and the avenue to make an impact in the world around me.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me skills such as preparing nutritious foods, the education of how to be a productive citizen and shown me avenues through which I can serve others.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SUSAN WECKLER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

MODELLE PATTILLO & HUGO GRAUMANN

Scholarship Donors: Pattillo/Graumann Memorial Endowments

As a 4-H member, Susan Weckler delved into all aspects of the family and consumer sciences project area. She used the skills she learned through her project work, such as sewing, entrepreneurship and safety, to make a difference in others’ lives by participating in 475 hours of community service. She enjoyed promoting 4-H by sharing her passion for FCS with others.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Development of the 4-H mindset, which has taught me that gaining knowledge and skills comes with a responsibility to share with others by teaching and serving.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The skills I have acquired through 4-H has prepared me to interact and work well with others and to effectively communicate ideas and appreciation.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BAILEY HOELTZEL

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

NEWS & EAGLE Scholarship Donor: Enid Publishing Company

During his eight-year 4-H career, Bailey Hoeltzel participated in many community service projects. Bailey conducted and attended workshops and classes that have reached many Oklahoma youth and adults. His favorite 4-H activities are serving as a teen leader of the Garfield County 4-H Robotics Club, helping at his county’s 4-H Science Night and serving as an officer on the local, county and district levels.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “When I first started 4-H, I was afraid to stand up in front of others and talk. Public speaking in 4-H has helped make it easier for me to speak in public and at a contests.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The skills I have learned will help me be a better leader and citizen in my home, community and future career.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MORGAN MEYER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

NEWS & EAGLE Scholarship Donor: Enid Publishing Company

During his past eight years in 4-H, Morgan has entered in 34 county, district and state fair shows with his steer, heifer and horse entries. He also has participated in 24 shotgun competitions. Morgan enjoys presenting workshops regarding hunting safety, gun cleaning, beef cuts of meat and crops judging to 4-H members and many civic organizations.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “I have been influenced most by my 4-H leaders, fellow members and their families who have encouraged me through each of my projects.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Throughout my projects, I have learned communication skills, leadership and service to others. Each of these skills will be used for the rest of my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SETH STONE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

NOBRO FARMS Scholarship Donor: Nobro Farms

Nine-year 4-H member Seth Stone has developed his passion for agriculture through his 4-H project work. He manages and cares for his sheep flock, assists his family members with their cattle and crops, and provides guidance to other 4-H members who are preparing to show livestock in fairs.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Learning countless life skills from my 4-H projects will serve me well into my future.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I am confident that the skills I have learned in 4-H will help me succeed in college and help me in my future career.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BRIANNA DEEDS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

OKLAHOMA YOUTH EXPO Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma Youth Expo

Throughout her nine-year 4-H career, Brianna Deeds has transformed into the passionate leader and caring individual she is today. As a 4-H member, Brianna emphasized her project work on bettering her community and serving others. One of her favorite community service projects is the Great American Cleanup, through which she organized efforts to beautify her hometown of Garber, Okla.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Leadership—because it has taught me to have confidence in myself. Throughout my 4-H career, the speech contests, teaching workshops and speaking at events has flourished me into the leader I am today.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Being an active 4-H’er, I have learned several life skills that will help me achieve my career goals in life. I have learned communication skills, time management and how to be an efficient leader.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


RACHELLE HATCHER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

OKLAHOMA YOUTH EXPO Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma Youth Expo

A 10-year 4-H member from Pittsburg County, Rachelle Hatcher found a passion for exhibiting livestock. A talented showman, Rachelle is knowledgeable about owning and caring for multiple species, including goats, cattle, swine and sheep. Additionally, she took part in a variety of community service projects. Her favorite service project was collecting canned food and personal hygiene items for youth shelters in her area.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Because of 4-H, I have learned to get outside my comfort zone to try new things and increased my public speaking skills.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me to always have patience with everything I do and work hard to accomplish tasks. These are skills I will carry with me throughout life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


ELIZABETH CHAMBERS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

PERFORMING ARTS Scholarship Donor: Edwin and Winona Presley Memorial Endowment

As a 4-H member, Elizabeth Chambers has focused on beef, performing arts and leadership. However, her true passion is performing arts, and her vocal talent and growing instrumental skills have lead her to spend two years as a member of State 4-H Music Corps. This year, Elizabeth has organized, promoted and conducted an Osage County 4-H Music Club, where she shares her passion for music with other youth.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “My role models have had an major impact on my life, as they make me strive to be a better person and have inspired me to help people in my community. Without these 4-H role models, I can confidently say that I would not be the person I am today.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me how to communicate with others in an effective way in order to solve problems with teamwork. I believe that no matter what profession you decide to pursue, communication is key.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


WILL MARTIN

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

PHOTOGRAPHY Scholarship Donor: Tracy Family Endowment

During his nine-year 4-H career, Will Martin received two national photography awards, won 10 state-level photography competitions and had his work displayed in the Oklahoma State Capitol building. Additionally, he led eight club and county photography contests. Will’s exemplary 4-H career was honored when he was inducted into the Tulsa County 4-H Hall of Fame at age 15.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Leadership has had the biggest impact on my life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “My skills will help me be a better citizen and leader in my community.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MADISON POSTIER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

PUBLIC SPEAKING Scholarship Donor: Fred Stanley

Madison Postier has been involved in many aspects of the 4-H organization. Public speaking has been her main project area where she focuses her talents on delivering speeches, writing novels and poetry, and leading workshops to help others improve their public speaking skills. Madison’s many leadership roles have helped her gain valuable experiences to prepare her for her future career as an English teacher.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Public speaking had the biggest impact on my life because it helped me open up even more opportunities.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The skills I learned in 4-H will help me make connections with others and succeed in whatever I set my mind on doing.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MATTLIN STANEK

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

R.D. FARMER Scholarship Donor: R.D. Farmer Endowment

Mattlin Stanek has excelled in the 4-H Child Care Project. She has provided PTSD help books to local libraries, created goody bags to pass out at the statewide Department of Human Services Adoption Party and served as a clover buddy at the Special Clovers camp for youth with special needs. Her most memorable service project is providing food to kids during school breaks.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Learning to make my community better by helping others.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I have an appreciation for volunteerism and citizenship.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


ZOE BOATRIGHT

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RECREATION & LEISURE ARTS

Scholarship Donor: Ray Parker Memorial Endowment

Throughout the course of her nine-year 4-H career, Zoe Boatright participated in 34 community service projects and conducted 15 workshops and classes that reached more than 2,443 youth and adults. She is most proud of her service project Operation: It’s in the Bag, through which she collected backpacks and diaper bags filled with blankets, coloring books, toys and more for local families in need.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H itself has impacted my life. 4-H has helped me come out of my shell and become the person I am today. I have realized my career path, made amazing memories and friends and I have 4-H to thank for all of it.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “In 4-H, I have learned how to do many things. Most importantly, I have conquered my fear of public speaking. Public speaking is something I am going to use everyday of my adult life and now I do not fear it, I love it.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BLAKE WHITE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RETTA MILLER Scholarship Donor: Retta Miller Endowment

Blake White, a nine-year member, discovered his passion for geology though his 4-H involvement. As a member of his county’s Teen Leaders Club, he enjoyed conducting workshops focused on his project area. He works to inform his community about the importance of preserving soils through improved farming and gardening practices.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The connections I’ve made with others through my involvement in 4-H will have a lasting impact in my life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught be to be more organized and responsible in all aspects of life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


EMILY LANE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW 4-H ALUMNI Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

During her 10-year 4-H career, Emily Lane participated in nearly 250 service projects and conducted more than 220 workshops and presentations. Emily’s proudest 4-H accomplishment was being named the Oklahoma 4-H Dog Project winner. She enjoys participating in community service projects focused on supporting military service men and women.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “My dog project and the many volunteer opportunities in 4-H have had the biggest influence on my life because they taught me responsibility, compassion and patience.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H helped me develop strong leadership skills, self-confidence, public speaking skills and a good work ethic. It also taught me the importance of serving others and your community.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


LEXIE LERBLANCE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW 4-H ALUMNI Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

One might say Lexie Lerblance is a 4-H legacy. As an Oklahoma 4-H member, Lexie served the program as a State 4-H Ambassador and State 4-H Leadership Council member. She spearheaded her service project, the TLC Wig Closet, as a way to offer wigs and head coverings to cancer patients. Lexie is also a 2016 Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame winner.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H taught me how to be a leader and the importance of giving back to my community. These are skills I will use for the rest of my life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I use the skills I’ve learned in 4-H every day. 4-H has taught me to be diligent in my work and to always give all of my effort on a project. The skills I learned in 4-H will help me be competitive in my career field.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BRANDI MOORE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW 4-H ALUMNI Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

An exceptional leader, Brandi Moore credits 4-H for developing her into the driven, successful young woman she is today. Brandi has been a 4-H member for 10 years, excelling in project areas such as leadership and public speaking. She wrapped up her 4-H career by serving as the 2017-2018 state 4-H president, where she left a lasting impact on the 4-H program.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “My involvement in events such as 4-H Day at the Capitol has inspired me to pursue a career in politics. All the life skills I have gained, such as public speaking and leadership, I attribute to 4-H.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I believe 4-H has given me the tools to take what I have learned in my 4-H career and become successful in whatever I do.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


NATHAN RATCLIFF

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW 4-H ALUMNI Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

Nathan Ratcliff is a 10-year 4-H alumnus with a servant’s heart. He has participated in more than 100 community service projects reaching nearly 16,000 people. His favorite service project is donating produce he has grown in his garden to feed others in his community. To date, Nathan has donated more than 800 pounds of produce.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Community service has had the biggest impact. 4-H has introduced me to the needs of my community and I have learned the value and reward of giving to other people.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Leadership skills, citizenship and the confidence I have gained while learning how to serve my community will allow me to take action.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


EMILY TAYLOR

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW 4-H ALUMNI Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

Emily Taylor has had green in her veins since the day she was born. Throughout her nine-year 4-H career, Emily has served the 4-H program as a State 4-H Ambassador, Healthy Living Ambassador and a State Leadership Council member. She has participated in more than 200 service projects and was honored in 2017 as a State 4-H Hall of Fame inductee.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “I have stuttered since I was 7, so the public speaking project has had the most influence on my life. Although I will always stutter, I work hard at public speaking and 4-H has given me the confidence to be successful.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The organizational skills I have learned through 4-H will help me throughout life. I have learned to schedule my time carefully and to prioritize my activities.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SARAH ARMITAGE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

During her 11-year 4-H career, Sarah Armitage participated in numerous community service projects, reaching more than 2,000 youth and adults. Additionally, she spent more than 160 hours mentoring and assisting young beef exhibitors. Sarah’s favorite aspect of her 4-H career has been witnessing the growth and successes of the young livestock exhibitors she has mentored.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Participating in speeches and demonstrations has taught me how to present my information in a professional manner and has given me confidence to speak in front of a group of people.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will use the confidence and communication skills I have developed as I pursue my career in agricultural communications. I plan to use the connections I have made in my beef project to help me enter the field of advertising and promoting the beef industry.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


DOREE BRASHIER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

A 10-year 4-H member from Bryan County, Doree Brashier excelled in the agriculture and natural resources projects. She has conducted more than 35 workshops and has served in countless leadership positions. Through her project work, Doree enjoyed sharing the importance of bees and the roles they play in the agricultural industry.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H has helped me shape my career explorations and allowed me to decide on a career as an agricultural education teacher.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will use the skills of time management and organization while I’m in college. I also will use the skills of leadership, communication and service throughout my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


TAELOR BROWN

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

During her 10-year 4-H career, Taelor Brown has participated in more than 170 community service projects and conducted 30 workshops and classes that reached more than 2,500 youth and adults. Her favorite activity is helping younger 4-H members with sewing and craft projects.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Serving as a teen leader counselor at the 4-H Special Clovers Camp was one of the most eye-opening and rewarding experiences of my 4-H career. At the camp, I learned about patience, understanding, overcoming obstacles, inclusion, trust and friendship.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Thanks to the skills I learned in my fabrics and fashion project, I am cable of sewing on a button, fixing a hem and doing my own alterations. 4-H also has given me the leadership skills to be responsible, respectful and have a good work ethic.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


ADELINE DANIEL

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

A nine-year 4-H member in Pontotoc County, Adeline Daniel uses her 4-H experiences to make a difference in her community. Through planning, attending and donating resources to countless service projects, Adeline has touched the lives of more than 15,000 individuals. She is eager to continue making the best better for her community.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The social aspect of 4-H has had the biggest influence on my life. I grew up homeschooled, so when I changed to being public-schooled, my social interactions from 4-H are what got me through that rough transition.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will use the skills I have learned from 4-H in my everyday life. That is what I most enjoy about 4-H — it teaches you practical things.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KARINA FENG

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

During her nine-year 4-H career, Karina Feng has certainly demonstrated her passion for serving others. She founded the Adult Clothing Protector service project and taught workshops for organizations including the HUGS Project, Little Dresses for Africa and Operation Gratitude. She has reached more than 20,000 people with her community activities and aspires to help other youth develop leadership skills.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H’s emphasis on giving back to the community by making the best better has had a huge impact on my life. It made me realize that living a life dedicated to service is the best way to lead a fulfilled life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I have learned many skills through 4-H, but the most impactful skill that I have gained is public speaking. This skill in particular will serve me for the rest of my life as I enter college and join the workforce.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


NATALIE HAGGARD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

Throughout her seven-year 4-H career, Natalie Haggard had many opportunities to participate on all levels of the 4-H program. Natalie taught 29 workshops encompassing many different project areas and reaching 1,400 youth and adults. Natalie also participated in 41 community service projects. One of her favorite projects is ringing the bells during each holiday season for the Salvation Army.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The public speaking aspect of 4-H has truly had the biggest impact on my life. It has helped me come out of my comfort zone and develop confidence I didn’t know I had.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “As a 4-H member, I feel prepared to take on whatever life could throw at me. For example, time management, citizenship and public speaking are all skills that will help me not only in the workplace, but also in day-to-day activities.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


KALE KENNEDY

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

Throughout his 10-year career, Kale Kennedy has experienced nearly all 4-H has to offer. He has organized countless service projects, led workshops and represented Oklahoma as a delegate on national 4-H trips. In 2018, Kale’s dedication to 4-H was recognized when he was inducted into the Grady County 4-H Hall of Fame.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “I love the fact that 4-H encourages us to serve others and to volunteer. Spending my time volunteering at Special Clovers Camp is a memory I will always carry with me.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The skills I have learned in 4-H, like public speaking and community service, will enable me to not only communicate more effectively throughout my life. They will aid me in becoming a better member of society.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


LOGAN STEPHENS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

During his 10-year 4-H career, Logan Stephens participated in more than 40 leadership opportunities and 25 citizenship projects. His favorite role has been serving as a National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador, through which he promoted hunter and outdoor safety and positively represented 4-H shooting sports.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The people I have met through 4-H in Oklahoma and all over the United States have had the biggest influence on my life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught me to work hard, set goals and persevere through difficult times.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SETH STONE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

Nine-year 4-H member Seth Stone has developed his passion for agriculture through his 4-H project work. He manages and cares for his sheep flock, assists his family members with their cattle and crops, and provides guidance to other 4-H members who are preparing to show livestock in fairs.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Learning countless life skills from my 4-H projects will serve me well into my future.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I am confident that the skills I have learned in 4-H will help me succeed in college and help me in my future career.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


BLAKE WHITE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

RULE OF LAW GRADUATING SENIOR Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

Blake White, a nine-year member, discovered his passion for geology though his 4-H involvement. As a member of his county’s Teen Leaders Club, he enjoyed conducting workshops focused on his project area. He works to inform his community about the importance of preserving soils through improved farming and gardening practices.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The connections I’ve made with others through my involvement in 4-H will have a lasting impact in my life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “4-H has taught be to be more organized and responsible in all aspects of life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


HUNTER KELSEY

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SAFETY Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma Farm Bureau

Throughout his 4-H career, Hunter Kelsey has completed 80 safety activities reaching approximately 165,560 people. He has taught fire safety to cloverbuds, 4-H members and youth at the YMCA after-school program. His favorite event is serving as a clover buddy at Special Covers Camp.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Public speaking. I am not the best at it, but through 4-H I have the confidence to speak to a small or large group.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will use skills I have learned for getting a job and speaking in interviews. I will be ready to work with other employees because of the teams and committees I have been on. I will know how to fix my own button on my shirts or cook my own dinners because of skills I have learned in 4-H workshops.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


RIO BONHAM

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SHAW FAMILY Scholarship Donor: Shaw Family Endowment

From the time he joined 4-H at nine years old, Rio Bonham has worked to make the best better in his community by inspiring others to achieve their goals. Rio has led numerous workshops, competed in many events and served as a State 4-H Ambassador. His favorite part of his 4-H career is working to help the next generation of members get their start in 4-H.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The community service aspect of 4-H is what I will carry with me for life. Through 4-H, I have learned what it really means to have a servant’s heart.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The ability to speak in front of others is something I use frequently and will continue to rely upon. I am thankful for 4-H’s role in shaping me into a proficient public speaker.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


TRENT GIBBS

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SHAW FAMILY Scholarship Donor: Shaw Family Endowment

Trent Gibbs is passionate about rallying people together for a common cause. He is proudest of the statewide fundraisers he pioneered with the State 4-H Leadership Council: Oklahoma 4-H Hike for Change and Cloverthon. His fondest memories have been made with the Oklahoma 4-H Music Corps and as a member of the Council. Trent wrapped up his 4-H year serving as the 2018-2019 4-H president.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “I’m no longer afraid to have a conversation with someone who thinks differently. I want to see and judge every individual for who they are, not how they look or where they came from. That’s the beauty of 4-H — everyone is welcome, regardless of their appearance or interests, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I’ve learned not only how to talk, but also how to listen, how to use effective and concise communication that seeks first to understand before being understood.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


NATALIE HAGGARD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SHAW FAMILY Scholarship Donor: Shaw Family Endowment

Throughout her seven-year 4-H career, Natalie Haggard had many opportunities to participate on all levels of the 4-H program. Natalie taught 29 workshops encompassing many different project areas and reaching 1,400 youth and adults. Natalie also participated in 41 community service projects. One of her favorite projects is ringing the bells during each holiday season for the Salvation Army.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The public speaking aspect of 4-H has truly had the biggest impact on my life. It has helped me come out of my comfort zone and develop confidence I didn’t know I had.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “As a 4-H member, I feel prepared to take on whatever life could throw at me. For example, time management, citizenship and public speaking are all skills that will help me not only in the workplace, but also in day-to-day activities.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MARY LEE HAINZINGER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SHAW FAMILY Scholarship Donor: Shaw Family Endowment

Throughout Mary Lee Hainzinger’s 4-H career, she focused on the livestock, public speaking, and citizenship projects. She is most proud of her dedication to the Cloverbag Project, a community service effort to deliver bags of personal hygiene items to individuals in need. Under Mary Lee’s leadership, 4-H members across the state assembled more than 5,000 cloverbags.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “There are so many aspects to 4-H that have taught me so many things. I believe the friendships and the memories that I have made from the past nine years are some of my most cherished aspects I have been given through 4-H.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Every single day I introduce myself to someone new, pick up trash, help others and support Oklahoma youth. These are some of the things I have used through 4-H and will continue to use throughout the rest of my life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


AUDREY OCHSNER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SHAW FAMILY Scholarship Donor: Shaw Family Endowment

During the six years of her 4-H career, Audrey Ochsner explored nearly all 4-H had to offer, whether it be through learning goat showmanship, competing in the National Consumer Judging Competition or attending National 4-H Conference. It was in leadership, however that Audrey found her home. Through her collected project work, she has reached more than 48,000 individuals with the impact of 4-H.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Through club, county, district and state leadership positions, I have learned what it means to truly communicate with others, and have found ways to connect with my peers and encourage them to continue to make their best better.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The characteristics I have gained through 4-H, such as hard work, perseverance, enthusiasm and curiosity, will be so helpful to me and will set me apart as I continue my education and soon enter the workforce.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


LILLIE SNIDER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SHAW FAMILY Scholarship Donor: Shaw Family Endowment

A well-rounded 4-H member, Lillie Snider excelled in the healthy living, horse, beef, public speaking, and veterinary science projects. She used her extensive knowledge in these areas to encourage and mentor other members. A natural leader, Lillie served as a State Healthy Living Ambassador, State 4-H Ambassador and two terms as a member of the State 4-H Leadership Council.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The biggest influence is the confidence I’ve gained through leading groups and through my success in public speaking.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Public speaking is a skill that will help me throughout life. Overcoming the challenges encountered in my livestock project as well as the hard work involved will help me be steadfast when challenges come to me as an adult.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


HAYDEN HARPER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SHEEP Scholarship Donor: Melinda Boatwright

During his six-year 4-H career, Hayden Harper has reached 4,500 youth and adults through 42 leadership workshops. He also has reached 6,500 individuals through various community service activities. Hayden’s favorite 4-H activities have been his involvement in the 4-H livestock judging program and the Marshall County 4-H Camp.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The chance to teach what I’ve learned to younger members and serve our county as a teen leader have had the biggest impact on my life.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The community awareness and personal growth skills I’ve gain through my participation in 4-H will serve me throughout my life. I have learned I can continue to improve myself and my community through positive citizenship and leadership roles.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


COLBY ERICKSON

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SHOOTING SPORTS Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma City Gun Club

Colby Erickson is an active 4-H member in Muskogee County. Although his main project area is shooting sports, Colby is involved in other aspects of 4-H. Colby has taught workshops covering nearly everything, including water towers, archery and catapults. Through 4-H, Colby has become knowledgeable in a variety of subjects, and he enjoys sharing his expertise with other 4-H members.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Attending leadership conferences on all levels, because they inspire me to go out and help more and more people in any way that I can.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “The skills I have possessed not only have helped me in my 4-H career, but those same skills are also going to help me become successful in life, from having a successful job to starting my own business, and having a positive influence on the people around me and my family.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


WYATT HOOD

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

OKLAHOMA 4-H SOIL HEALTH Scholarship Donor: Soil Carbon Coalition

A six-year 4-H member from Logan County, Wyatt Hood has used his 4-H career as a platform to teach others about forestry, wildlife and soil conservation. He has shared his passion for the outdoors through countless workshops and speeches with more than 4,600 individuals. He said the most rewarding aspect of his project work is introducing urban youth to the forestry and wildlife industry.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “My biggest influence would be all the support that I have received within my club and county 4-H teams. I have always felt included, supported and encouraged so I could fulfill the goals I set out to accomplish.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “My 4-H experiences through forestry, wildlife and soil and conservation will help me continue to manage my family’s cattle farms and strengthen the land through various conservation programs and basic knowledge of land management.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


HALI BAILEY

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT 4-H Scholarship Donors: Friends of the Southeast District

During her eight-year 4-H career, Hali Bailey has reached 4,081 people through leadership efforts and 36,493 people through citizenship projects. Her favorite 4-H activity is competing in Food Showdown. Hali also has authored and received an 4-H enhancement grant to host a sewing day camp for youth in her community.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Food Science has had the biggest influence on my life. Through competitions, I have learned how to work with others. I have also learned a lot about food safety while cooking. I believe being healthy is very important and through 4-H I have learned how to maintain a healthy diet.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Throughout the future, I can better my community and have a voice. My public speaking skills I have learned through 4-H help me everyday in life.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MONTELL MEYER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

STOWERS FAMILY LEADERS OF TOMORROW Scholarship Donor: Stowers Family Endowment

As 4-H member, Montell Meyer was active on the local, county, district and state levels. He focused his project work on agriculture, beef, horse, and shooting sports, where he competed nationally. Montell demonstrated his leadership abilities by serving in many leadership roles, including serving a term on the State 4-H Leadership Council.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The leadership opportunities have helped me become more comfortable in front of others. I also have learned to oversee activities and events for younger 4-H members.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “My experiences have taught me how to organize and prepare ahead of time. It has also shown me how to transition from one project area to another, sometimes at a moment’s notice.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


DAVID WALL

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

STOWERS NATURAL RESOURCES Scholarship Donor: Stowers Family Endowment

David Wall took advantage of nearly all the opportunities the 4-H program offers. Focusing his project work on wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation, David spent the majority of his nine-year 4-H career teaching other youth about the importance of wildlife and natural resource conservation. He also led several community service projects, making a difference in others’ lives.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “4-H gave me the skills to excel in public speaking and allowed me the opportunity to talk about my interests to others.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I can express myself and my opinions, which will be useful in college and when I seek a career after I graduate.”

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EMMA TAYLOR

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

SWINE Scholarship Donor: Oklahoma Pork Council

During Emma’s six-year 4-H career, she has spearheaded countless events around the community and enjoys participating in community service projects. In 2018, Emma helped lead the Grant County Flag Retirement Ceremony, where 200 flags were cut and properly retired on Flag Day. In addition to serving others, Emma also enjoys participating in public speaking opportunities and conducting workshops for kids.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The 4-H community has had the biggest aspect, because no matter where they are from, they are always very supportive of your projects and your ideas.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “I will definitely use the lack of stage fright and public speaking everywhere, whether that be performing on a stage or not being afraid to talk to someone on the street. Time management and work ethic are also both very important.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


JACOB SESTAK

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

TRACEY COX MEMORIAL Scholarship Donor: Tracey Cox Memorial Endowment

Jacob Sestak has participated in countless community service projects reaching more than 160,000 people, conducted 174 workshops and reached approximately 2,000,000 people through his 4-H leadership. His favorite 4-H memory is raising money for Change for Change, a statewide community service project benefiting the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Oklahoma City.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “Being able to reach out to the people of Oklahoma and the United States has allowed me to not only affect the lives of others, but has also allowed me to share values and hopes to change communities for the better.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “They will continue to make me wish to help my community and others in any way possible, as well as provide advancement in my future occupation.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


MAYSEN GARRETT

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

VETERINARY SCIENCE Scholarship Donor: Chapman Farms

During her six-year 4-H career, Maysen Garrett has taught and attended 35 workshops that reached more than 1,900 youth and adults. Additionally, she has participated in 40 community service projects. Maysen believes in the importance of being a strong leader, and she has served as her club’s president for four years. Her favorite 4-H activities are those that include leadership and veterinary science.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The hard work you have to put in to achieve success has had a big influence because although you may feel that you are working without recognition, in the end hard work always pays off.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Being in 4-H, I have developed many important skills, but a few stick out to me. Time management, responsibility and communication skills will help me tremendously throughout my future.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.


SAGE PAYNE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

WILDLIFE & FISHERIES Scholarship Donor: Rule of Law Scholarship Fund

A six-year 4-H member, Sage Payne has completed 714 hours working on wildlife projects reaching 23,690 people. She looks for ways to teach others about wildlife and nature. Most recently, Sage led a marine biology day camp to members in her county. Sage said she enjoys being outdoors and doing her part in preserving the wildlife and land we have today so that others can enjoy it for years to come.

WHAT ASPECT OF 4-H HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? “The importance of leadership and community service has had the biggest influence on my life. 4-H encourages me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. I have learned to lead workshops and present presentations through my 4-H project.”

HOW WILL THE LIFE SKILLS YOU LEARNED AS A 4-H MEMBER BE USED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? “Through 4-H I have learned to be confident and lead others to learn something new. I think no matter how old we get if we can keep leading and helping other people we can continue to make the best better in our lives and in others.”

When you support the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, you support opportunity for Oklahoma’s next generation of leaders.

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