4-H leaders honored at Rotary Club’s 4-H Achievement Night

Photos submitted to Times Observer Throughout her 10 years of volunteering, Maggie Curtis continues teaching youth to be advocates for the dairy industry as the leader of the Columbus Cowpokes 4-H Club.
Photos submitted to Times Observer Tricia Donnell completed her first year of volunteer support through her work with the 4-H Ham Handlers.

The 56th Annual Rotary 4-H Achievement Night was held Thursday, Nov. 8. Warren County 4-H and the Rotary Club of Warren honored several leaders for completing milestones in their 4-H volunteer career. First-year leaders included Tricia Donnell of Sugar Grove, Jessica Gourley of Corry, Melinda Nichols of Salamanca, N.Y., and Jason Schott of Warren. The first year can be one of the most challenging as leaders develop their clubs and find their way through the Penn State and 4-H system.

Silver clover pins for five years of service went to Jim Morton of Corry and Christine Wolbert of Youngsville. Reaching five years marks the success of being able to multi-task several club responsibilities in an ever-changing program.

Reaching 10 years of volunteerism, Maggie Curtis of Corry was recognized for her dairy 4-H club leadership of the Columbus Cowpokes. Maggie has taught her members to be advocates for agriculture and the dairy industry. The club is active in the community with service learning and fundraising activities. Maggie often gives not only of her time but leases animals for youth to learn and grow in the 4-H program.

Honored with the pearl clover pin and certificate, Joseph Nickerson of Corry received recognition for 15 years of volunteer service with Warren County 4-H. As a one-time 4-H member, Joe continues to share his knowledge of the dairy industry with the members of the Milkyways. Yearly he can be found helping all members of the dairy program during the Warren County Fair. From clipping to leading, Joe has assisted in several dairy clinics and shows.

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens. To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.