4-H Youth are the Superheroes of the Future
By Kate Ewer, 4-H Community Educator
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (October 19, 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. For the month of September we celebrated Holly Crandall.
Holly began her 4-H journey as a Cloverbud at the age of five and is celebrating ten years with 4-H this year. She is a member of the Wild Oats 4-H club where she has been the treasurer for the past four years. Holly enjoys sewing, cake decorating, leathercraft, foods, ceramics, knitting and crocheting, woodworking, and creative crafts life-skills projects. Holly has participated in the Western District 4-H Public Presentation contest and many of her projects have been selected to go on display at State Fair.
Holly has been a member of the beef project for six years. She has received the County Medal for the beef project and was awarded the most enthusiastic junior beef participant in 2010. She received a Steer or Merit award in 2010, 2012, and 2013. In 2013 and 2014 she received reserve grand champion beef heifer showman, and was awarded distinguished junior beef participant from 2012-2015. Holly serves a junior committee member on the 4-H Beef Project Advisory Committee. This year Holly received the Beef Jr. Superintendent Herdsman award and has been a junior superintendent in the beef barn at the Chautauqua County Fair for two years.
Although Holly has only shown market lambs for two years, in 2015 she received Grand Champion Lamb Showman.
A sophomore honor roll student at Cassadaga Valley Central School, Holly has participated in modified volleyball, basketball, softball, and JV basketball and is captain of her JV volleyball team this year. She is a member of SADD, the wellness committee and was the freshman class historian. Active in FFA, Holly was vice president in 2014 and served as president in 2015. She has competed at sub-State and State FFA competitions. In 2014 Holly received the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award. Holly has been a junior of the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department since 2014.
Holly is proud of her 4-H affiliation and has shared her 4-H experiences with various community organizations and has helped record PSAs for the program. Holly’s drive to succeed is matched by few and she is a leader among her peers. Congratulations, Holly!
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 October 19, 2016