Quinn Nel­son named East Cen­tral am­bas­sador at 4-H an­nual selections pro­gram

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Quinn Nel­son of the Mor­rin Multi 4-H Club was named one of two East Cen­tral am­bas­sadors on May 8 in Olds at 4-H selections.

Nel­son was also se­lected for the Premier’s Award (PA) group dur­ing the four day event. To be­come a PA group mem­ber, means the re­cip­i­ent has the pos­si­bil­ity of win­ning the most pres­ti­gious award 4-H has to of­fer; the Premier’s Award.

This year, Alyssa Hen­der­son of Bashaw, Alta., was the PA re- cip­i­ent.

4-H is an in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized youth agri­cul­ture pro­gram with mul­ti­ple dif­fer­ent as­pects like events, projects, meet­ings, camps, and ex­changes.

Selections is one of the many high­lights in a se­nior mem­bers 4-H ca­reer. This event de­ter­mines who has the abil­ity, com­mit­ment, and pos­i­tive per­son­al­ity that em­bod­ies the 4-H spirit to con­tinue to rep­re­sent the world-wide pro­gram.

This year’s theme was ‘Mar­ket­ing Me’ where small groups fo­cused on cover letters, re­sumes and busi­ness skills for when they are out of the house.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity – re­ally ben­e­fi­cial for those who at­tend,” said Horner.

An am­bas­sador­ship con­sists of two years of plan­ning and at­tend­ing events, be­ing avail­able for ques­tions, and pro­vide a pos­i­tive out­look while si­mul­ta­ne­ously rep­re­sent­ing the 4-H world.

“We al­ways have a good set of am­bas­sadors – they al­ways do a good job,” said Horner.

As well as am­bas­sador­ship, mem­bers are el­i­gi­ble to win na­tional and North Amer­i­can trips based on their at­ten­dance, eval­u­a­tions, quiz, and di­ary points.

In or­der to win, Selections has a process where mem­bers are di­vided into small groups and eval­u­ated by peers and su­per­vi­sors. Games and lead­er­ship ac­tiv­i­ties are apart of the camp and also team build­ing ex­er­cises, pre­sen­ta­tions, and re­sume eval­u­a­tions.

“They’re rec­og­nized for their lead­er­ship, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and de­vel­op­ment skills so that is what they have to be in or­der to be a suc­cess­ful am­bas­sador,” said 4-H com­mu­ni­ca­tions spe­cial­ist Cameron Horner.

On the Mon­day morn­ing, the trips, am­bas­sador­ships, Premier Award (PA) group, and PA re­cip­i­ent are an­nounced dur­ing a spe­cial break­fast with agri­cul­tural dig­ni­taries.

In ad­di­tion to am­bas­sador­ship, Nel­son will be em­bark­ing on the North­west Ter­ri­to­ries agri­cul­ture and de­vel­op­ment tour along­side 22 other 4-H mem­bers this sum­mer from July 20 to July 30. Gle­ichen lo­cal Jour­dyn Sam­mons will also be on the trip as one of those 22 mem­bers.

Fea­tured far right in the back row is Quinn Nel­son of Mor­rin, Alta. Also shown from l-r: Back row: Daw­son Pahl, Odessa Kopp, Kelsey Hag­gerty, Wylie Pi­etsch, Heather Tay­lor, Jamie Kuzma. Front row: Sarah Tkach, Ni- cole Kraus, Ha­ley Dechaine, Makayla Chamzuk, Em­mett Sawyer, Jaycee Reimer, Alyssa Hen­der­son.

Alyssa Hen­der­son of Bashaw, Alta., was the Premier’s Award re­cip­i­ent.

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