JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (June 12, 2017) – 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. The June 4-H SuperYouth is Alyssa Graziano.
Sixteen year-old Alyssa has been in 4-H for nine years and is a member of the Fredonia Star Riders and Country Critters 4-H Clubs. She has served as both treasurer and secretary in her club. She excels in the woodworking and ceramics life-skills projects and has completed five public presentations.
Alyssa has been in the rabbit project for nine years and the poultry and horse projects for four years. She has been a member of the Quadrille team for two years and joined Horse Bowl this year. Alyssa has served as a dedicated junior superintendent in the rabbit barn for three years and in the horse barn for one year. Alyssa is a voice for her peers on the Rabbit and Horse committees.
Recognizing her growth within the rabbit and horse projects volunteers awarded Alyssa the Milestone Award in the rabbit project and the Stepping Stone Award in the horse project. At the County Fair Alyssa won Junior Herdsman for taking exceptional care of her rabbit during the week. She also received Best in Show at the New York State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show in 2015.
Alyssa is a junior at Forestville Central School where she is a member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. She plays the tenor saxophone in the Jazz band and plays tenor sax and base clarinet in the pit band for school plays and musicals. She has played softball for eight years and has been on the bowling team for four years.
Alyssa is a member of the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association (ARBA) and goes to many shows in the Northeast. She is also a member of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) and participates in horse shows across the Southern Tier. Alyssa’s dedication to each of her unique interests make her a 4-H SuperYouth. Congratulations, Alyssa!
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 June 14, 2017