Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lawrence County 4-H Members Joel Adams and Katie Pennell Elected to State 4-H Council

Contact: Karla Deaver, 4-H youth development specialistTel: (417) 466-3102


MT. VERNON, Mo. – Two Lawrence County 4-H members were elected  to the 2013-2014 State 4-H Council at the State 4-H Congress, held May 29 – 31 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  

Katie Pennell was elected secretary of the State 4-H Council. Pennell, the daughter of Gary and KayLynn Pennell of Aurora, begins her final term on the council as a member of the executive committee.

Joel Adams was elected as Southwest Region Representative to the State 4-H Council.  Adams, the son of Ronnie and Janet Adams of Stotts City, begins serving his second term.

Serving on State Council is an important responsibility and a great leadership opportunity, according to Karla Deaver, 4-H youth development specialist.

“This year Katie will have additional responsibilities on the executive committee, and will provide even more leadership on council,” Deaver said.  “Both our members have served on council previously, so they will have more opportunities to practice leadership skills in their roles this year.”

State Council members meet several times per year, and plan annual events such as State Teen Conference and State Congress.  Adams and Pennell are joined by Cady Littlefield and Greg Vangunda of Newton County and Anne Marie Anibal of Jasper County as representatives for the Southwest Region.   

There are currently over 23,000 Missouri youth participating in 4-H clubs, with over 290,000 youth being reached by the variety of Missouri 4-H programs in 2011.  For more information on Missouri 4-H youth programs, visit the 4-H website at  Missouri 4-H is a program of University of Missouri (MU) Extension.

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