“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” The quote I just stated is a quote that I feel explains the experiences I will have as a Pennsylvania State Council member. Taking the first stroke into the water for applying to have a spot on council was nerve-racking, I wanted more than anything to represent the 4-Hers across the state, but having that weight on my shoulders for a whole year, seemed unbearable. Once I was told that I was chosen as a member during State Achievement Days and realizing that I was not alone, I had a team of other 4-H, made that weight just a lighter. As the 2011-2012 State 4-H officers gathered for our training weekend, it became evident how much of a team we are and how much of a team will become. We can’t see it now, but by the end of the year we will have a team of 6 sisters and 1 brother. In the short 12 months that we will be working as a team we will become more of a family.
I am currently a 17 year old senior at Conrad Weiser High School in Berks County. I have been a member of Western Berks 4-H Dairy Club for 9 years. This year I own 10 Red and White Holsteins as my 4-H projects. I am a member of my counties 4-H Development Board as a teen member. I hold the office of Vice-President in my local club. As a member of Pennsylvania State Council, I hold the office of Secretary. Becoming a member of State Council, I look forward to share my passion for the 4-H program to 4-Hers throughout the State. I am always willing to share my experiences that I had in the 4-H program with any 4-H member, leader, or supporter. I look forward to representing 4-H members and the 4-H program with the rest of my team at state and local events.
Now here is thought to ponder: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman
PA 4-H State Council Secretary,