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4‑H Names Amelia Day as the 2017 National 4‑H Youth in Action Winner

March 22, 2017

National 4‑H Council today announced that Amelia Day, 18, of Fort Valley, Ga., was selected as the national winner of the 2017 Youth in Action Award. Day, who also won the Youth in Action Civic Engagement Pillar Award, was honored at National 4‑H Council’s Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C. As the national Youth in Action winner, Day will receive $10,000 in scholarships for higher education.

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National 4‑H Council Announces Group of Prominent Alumni to Help Grow 4‑H

March 21, 2017

National 4‑H Council announces today the launch of 4‑H Luminaries, an exclusive group of accomplished and influential 4‑H alumni that will help raise awareness of the life-changing 4‑H impact and generate support for bringing 4‑H to more youth in need.

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California’s Bryanne Sanchez Selected as Nationwide 4‑H Youth In Action Award Winner for Healthy Living

February 22, 2017

National 4‑H Council today announced that Bryanne Sanchez, 18, of Imperial, Calif., was selected as winner of the 2017 4‑H Youth In Action Award for Healthy Living.

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California’s Samuel Sugarman Selected as Nationwide 4‑H Youth In Action Award Winner for Agriculture

February 22, 2017

National 4‑H Council today announced that Samuel Sugarman, 18, of Encinitas, Calif., was selected as winner of the 2017 4‑H Youth In Action Award for Agriculture. Sugarman will be nationally recognized for his true leadership through agriculture education and his free Farm Tour Program.

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Ohio’s Ava Lonneman Selected as 4‑H Youth In Action Winner for STEM

February 22, 2017

National 4‑H Council today announced that Ava Lonneman, 17, of Mogadore, Ohio, was selected as winner of the 2017 Youth In Action Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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Georgia’s Amelia Day Selected as 4‑H Youth In Action Award Winner for Civic Engagement

February 21, 2017

National 4‑H Council today announced that Amelia Day, 18, of Fort Valley, Ga., was selected as winner of the 2017 4‑H Youth In Action Award for Civic Engagement.

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4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

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