JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (May 8, 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 March SuperYouth is Kenny Marion.
Kenny has been in 4-H for four years and is a member of the “Stow”-A-Way Kids 4-H club where he is the president. He was chosen to represent Chautauqua County at the western district public presentation contest in 2017. Kenny’s true passion lies in the rabbit project where he shows and breeds Tan rabbits. In 2014 Kenny received Best in Show at the Chautauqua County Fair and in 2016 won Reserve Best in Show. Kenny received best in show at the New York State Fair in 2016. He is an excellent showman and has received grand and reserve grand champion rabbit showman at the Chautauqua County Fair. Kenny also received the most improved 4-Her award in 2014.
Kenny is a junior at Jamestown High School. He is active in the Cattaraugus County Rabbit Breeders Association where he is the vice president. He is also a district director for the American Tan Rabbit Specialty Club. His hobbies include horseback riding, camping, biking, fishing geocaching, archery, wildlife tracking and of course showing rabbits.
Kenny’s passion for the project is evident. He is a wealth of knowledge about raising rabbits specially the Tan rabbit breed and is always willing to share what he knows with his peers and the public. Kenny’s dedication to the rabbit project is what makes him a 4-H SuperYouth! Congratulations, Kenny.
For more information about Kenny and other 4-H SuperYouth visit the CCE website at cce.cornell.edu/4-H-youth.
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 May 8, 2017