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Coffey County

4-H Ambassadors

Manhattan Hill

Established in 1993, the Coffey County 4-H Ambassadors are a group of committed 4-H members who work closely with County Agents and Advisors to promote 4-H, organize and narrate events, and become positive role models for other members of the community.  The requirements for becoming an ambassador include, but are not limited to:

  • Commitment to the Coffey County 4-H Program, including attending at least 10 of your 4-H Club's meetings
  • Positive attitude about 4-H and all other 4-H members
  • Willingness to promote 4-H to the public
  • Willingness to participate in Ambassador functions and leadership activities, such as:
    • Introduce new families to the 4-H program at a Project Enrollment Fair and be available to answer questions
    • National 4-H week promotion on the radio, delivering table tents to restaurants, taking posters to businesses, sponsoring the window display contest for the clubs, etc
    • Help organize and/or narrate the Achievement banquet, 4-H Day, Awards Ceremony at the Fair
    • Organize, plan, and conduct a Coffey County 4-H Promotional  activity
    • Do a community service activity each quarter of the year, including 48 Hours of 4-H in October
    • Serve as an irreproachable representative of the Coffey County 4-H program.  Especially when attending out-of-county events
    • Presentations to civic groups
    • Help promote 4-H through various media (I.e radio, school newspaper, web posting, social networking

Ambassadors must also attend one of 3 Kansas 4-H events in their first 2 years of service: State Ambassador Training, Kansas Youth Leadership Forum, or Discovery Days. 

To become a 4-H Ambassador, a 4-Her must apply by the designated deadline each year, usually established in June.  After applying, the individual must complete an interview process.  Only two ambassadors per club, per year may be selected. 

 

2018-2019 Ambassador Application

(CLICK HERE)

Contacts

Clarissa Sents, Agent Email

Darl Henson, Agent Email

Mary Lou Ponder, Advisor

Extension Office: 620-364-5313

2017-2018 Ambassadors

Audrey Durst

Audrey is starting her 8th year as a member of Blue Ribbon 4-H club in 2017-2018.  She has served the last two years as her clubs secretary, and will serve as vice president and a 4-H Council alternate this year.  Her favorite project is Western Heritage, and her favorite memory is going to the Western Heritage Nationals competition and getting to visit with all of her friends from other states.  Audrey says, "There are many 4-H projects, so anyone can find a project to fit their interests and personalities! Anyone and everyone should join 4-H because it is a great learning experience, is fun, and will teach you life skills."

Audrey

Becky Kropf

Michael Lehmann

Jake Newton

Jake has participated in Coffey County 4-H for 10 years, and is a  current member of Tip Top 4-H Club in Waverly.  He has served in various club officer roles as well as a 4-H Council representative.  His favorite project is the Swine project and his favorite 4-H memory was playing football in the show arena.  Jake says, "Everyone should join 4-H if at all possible, because if you let it and do it right it can teach you to be responsible and how to work hard at everything." 

Jara Thorp

Sarah Sergeant

Sarah is a 9th year member of Blue Ribbon 4-H in Lebo. She serves as a 4-H Council representative for Blue Ribbon, and also holds the office of president in the club.  Her favorite project is the Swine project and her favorite 4-H memory is all of the fun times laughing with her fellow 4-H members! Sarah says, " It (4-H) is the best organization I can think of! It is fun, educational, and you will make so many memories and life long friends! 4-H is the best thing that has ever happened to me." 

Sarah

Lauren Williams