4-H Youth are the Superheroes of the Future
By Kate Ewer, 4-H Community Educator
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (December 19, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of 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 October we celebrated Jacob Lesch.
Jacob Lesch is a ten-year member of the Canadaway 4-H club where he has held the role of president, vice president, and treasurer. He enjoys ceramics and woodworking projects and excels in public presentations. He has given nine presentations at the county level and was selected to give three at the Western District competition. Jacob received a County Medal for Leadership exemplifying mastery of the skill.
Jacob has been in the hog project for eight years and in the beef project for three. He has served as a junior superintendent in the Beef Barn at the Chautauqua County Fair and received a County Medal in the project as well.
Outside of 4-H Jacob is a volunteer at his local church’s AWANA program. He likes to be active and outdoors and can probably be found on a tractor or working with his animals.
A senior at Fredonia High School Jacob is a member of National Honor Society, is the band treasurer, and runs on the varsity cross country team. He was a member of the all-county Jazz ensemble in 2015.
Jacob is a youth who exemplifies what 4-H stands for. He is always willing to help in any given situation. His goal is to be a grain farmer and have some animals on the side. Jacob’s dedication to his club, animals, and community are what make him a SuperYouth!
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 December 19, 2016