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Showing Good Citizenship

4-H Teens Practice Service to Community

By Betsy Fradd,
WSU Extension 4-H

Two Colville Reservation 4-H members have shown that good citizenship can extend outside of your hometown and reach across the reservation. One component of 4-H Youth Development is active participation in community service. There are many ways that youth can contribute to their communities.

Victoria Seymour is a 7-year member of the Kewa Hillbillies 4-H Club. She participates in market sheep project, cat project & rabbit project. Victoria shared her knowledge and expertise with 4-H youth in the Keller District by volunteering to provide showmanship demonstrations during the 4-H Small Animal Clinic in March. She brought her grand champion cat along with her and demonstrated the proper way to care for and show cats.

Morgan Allen is a 5-year 4-H’er and is a member of the Keller Valley High Riders 4-H Club. She actively participates in horse project, gaming project and market hog project. Morgan is the 2012 Queen for the Nespelem Junior Rodeo. She will be representing and promoting the Nespelem Junior Rodeo throughout the summer, as she travels across the state to participate in rodeos and festivals. As part of her royalty responsibilities, Morgan helped with the annual Nespelem Junior Rodeo Dinner and Auction. She helped take money during dinner and helped present and deliver the auction items. 

These 4-H members are exhibiting life skills that model good citizenship and contribution to society. Seymour and Allen belong to 4-H clubs on the Colville Indian Reservation that are served by the WSU Colville Reservation-Ferry County Extension office. This office is overseen by Dan Fagerlie, Project Director, and staffed by: Linda McLean, 4-H/ANR Extension Educator; Kayla Wells, Family & Consumer Sciences Educator; Phil Linden, and 4-H Challenge Educator. If you would like more information about 4-H or how to start a 4-H club in your area, please contact your local WSU Extension Office:

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