On October 13th the Clare County 4-H program hosted ambassador interviews for 4-H youth looking to serve as 4-H Ambassadors. This year seven area youth applied for the position to serve their community as representatives of 4-H. Being an ambassador of 4-H selected youth will attend parades, MC shows and competitions, present awards and ribbons, and promote 4-H as needed at local clubs and organizations.
Youth, who entered the contest provided a record of their 4-H experiences, wrote essays explaining what 4-H means to them and attended an interview with three judges. On hand to evaluate our local youth were Michelle Ambrositis, Clare County Prosecutor, Joel Johnson – 97th District House Representative and Alissa Davis from the Isabella County 4-H Program.
This year’s competitors were Christa Spivey, Vanessa Foster, Gerald Stillion III, Cameron McInnis, Silas Bear, Gianna Forster and Cameron Ashcroft.
Crysta is 16 years old and is a member of the Hides ‘N’ Hares 4-H club. As an ambassador Crysta wants to encourage and tell people who are not in 4-H about all the fun, excitement, and new things that lay in wait for them. Crysta’s parents are Nick and Brenda Spivey of Farwell.
Also vying for ambassadorship is Vanessa Foster the daughter of Shane and Trudy Foster of Lake. Vanessa is 13 years old and a member of the Hides ‘N’ Hares 4-H club. Vanessa feels she would be a good 4-H ambassador because she knows how to work hard. She currently serves as the VP of the 4-H Council.
Gerald Stillion III is the son of Erica and Gerald Stillion Jr., of Harrison. He is 10 years old and a member of the Busy Bunny Raisers 4-H club. He would like to be an ambassador so that he can give back to his community and to others, he promises to put his best food forward and be a good example.
Nine-year-old Cameron McInnis is a member of the Busy Bunny Raisers 4-H club. He is involved in many activities. Keeping up with Cameron are Cory, Bill and A.J McInnis of Farwell. Cameron has been in 4-H for four years and would like to be an ambassador because he loves 4-H and wants to help others.
Silas Bear is 11 years old and is a member of Country Neighbors 4-H club. He wants to become a 4-H ambassador because he wants to make 4-H even better than it is today. Sila’s parents are Kimberly and Jereme Bear of Clare.
Nine-year-old Gianna Forster is a member of the Bouncing Bunnies & Galloping Goats 4-H club. She too is involved in many activities. In step with Gianna are her parents Gina & Patrick Forster of Harrison. Gianna has been in 4-H for three years and would like to be an ambassador because she feels she would be a good role model for kids in her area.
The final competitor is Cameron Ashcroft, he is 10 years old and is a member of the Millennium Showmen 4-H club. He is the son of Joe and Joni Ashcroft of Harrison. According to Cameron he would like to be an ambassador because he would like to be a part of something bigger and help others enjoy 4-H as much as him.
For more information about 4-H and its activities contact Michelle Stiglich at the MSU Extension Office. 225 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 439 County Bldg., Harrison, Michigan 48625. Phone: 989-539-7805 email: firstname.lastname@example.org