Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Oregon State University 4-H held its leadership appreciation banquet Sunday, following at successful 2012. The event was held at Hood River County Fairgrounds.
Dani Annala, Leadership Youth Development Faculty for 4-H, told banquet attendees:
“Hood River County 4-H has seen tremendous growth over the past two years. It is because of our dedicated volunteers that we are able to have such an incredible program for our youth.
“Overall we have had a 400 percent growth in the Hood River county 4-H program from 2010 to 2012, because of the 73 volunteers dedicated to our 4-H Youth Development Program.
“Thank you for everything that you do to build a great program for our community,” Annala said.
The following leaders were honored:
2012-2013 New Leaders
“Here is a brief snapshot of the 2012 Hood River County 4-H program.
n 1,280 4-H youth members enrolled
n 280 youth enrolled in Community Clubs
n 785 Youth in School Enrichments programs
n 100 Youth Involved in Camping
n 103 Youth enrolled in Consumer and Family Science Projects
n 326 Youth enrolled in Biological Sciences
n 81 Youth enrolled in Technology and Engineering
n 7 Youth enrolled in Environmental Education
n 337 Youth enrolled in Animals
n 158 youth enrolled in Plant Sciences
n 9 youth enrolled in Civic engagement
n 18 youth enrolled in Community and Volunteer Service
n 82 youth enrolled in Leadership and Personal development
n 587 youth enrolled in Communications and Expressive Arts
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