4-H Youth are the Superheroes of the Future
By Kate Ewer, 4-H Community Educator
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (September 6, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. In an effort to recognize the great things that 4-H youth accomplish, each month Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County will name a 4-H SuperYouth. This month we celebrate Emily Brown.
Thirteen year old Emily has participated in Chautauqua County 4-H for 5 years. An active member of the Canadaway 4-H club, she has held the roles of vice president, president, and was most recently secretary. She is active in club projects including horticulture, foods, woodworking, and sewing. She received a Horticulture Special Judges Award in 2013 and 2015. Emily isn’t afraid of taking on challenging sewing projects and has been selected to model at Western District Fashion Review since 2013. This year she was selected to model her fitted warm-up jacket at the State Fair. Various other club projects have been selected for State Fair display since 2012. A qualified public speaker, Emily has received a gold award at the Western District presentation competition since 2010. This year Emily’s presentation, a dramatic interpretation of Abbott and Costello with fellow Canadaway 4-Her Braden Lesch, received a gold award at the state level.
In the rabbit, goat, and dog projects Emily is an excellent showman. She’s received 1st year Junior, Junior, and Reserve Champion showman in the rabbit project. She received a herdsman award in 2014 and 2015 recognizing the excellent care that she provided for her rabbits at the County Fair. Emily has served as a Junior Superintendent for the rabbit barn at the County Fair in 2014 and 2015. She’s also participated in the Rabbit Decathlon at the State Fair. In 2015 she was a member of the 2nd place team and was the sixth place individual. Emily receive Grand Champion Pack Goat in 2015 and always places in the top half of her goat showmanship classes.
A freshman at Fredonia High School this fall, Emily is the 9th grade class representative. Emily is an avid runner and participated on the Varsity Cross country team in the 2014-2015 school year and was in the varsity indoor and outdoor track teams during the 2015-2016 school year. Her other passions include figure skating and soccer, and Quest Backpacking, musicals, orchestra, Art Club, Learn and Serve, and is in chorus. In 2015 Emily was awarded the Chautauqua Cattaraugus County Runner of the year, Fredonia Varsity Team MVP, WDOE Radio Athlete of the day 2015, 1st Team All County in 2014 and 2015, and earned varsity letters in 2014 and 2015.
Emily’s hard work and dedication to each unique activity that she participates in sets her apart from her peers. Congratulations, Emily!
The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated September 6, 2016