Rio Arriba 4-H Gives Thanks

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Rio Arriba 4-H Gives Thanks

The 4-H Youth Development Program is a long standing youth organizations.  It can be found in over 50 counties around the world and all 33 counties in New Mexico. In Rio Arriba County, we have 17 4-H clubs and have a membership of over 250 members and 100 adult volunteer leaders. We have grown an astonishing 87% in the ten years!

As we continue into the 2015-2016 4-H year, we would like to extend a huge Thank You to all who have supported and continue to support our program.

New Mexico 4-H is open to all youth ages 5 and in kindergarten to 18. With over 200 projects available, opportunities are endless. Components you will see in every 4-H Project are personal growth and development through: responsibility, critical thinking and communication skills.

Meet our 2015-2016 Rio Arriba County 4-H Leadership Team! (Photo attached)

From left to right: Joseph Archuleta, Song & Recreation Leader; Ashley Tafoya, Reporter; Marisa Ronquillo, Historian; Colton Law, Parliamentarian; Marcos Romero, Treasurer; Shay Archuleta, Secretary; Nicholas Lovato, Vice-President; Jonathan Salazar, President.

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Award Winners, who were recognized at the 2015 Rio Arriba County 4-H Awards Program:

Outstanding Novice 4-H Member- Cassidy Jimenez

Outstanding Junior 4-H Member- Lucas Sanchez

Outstanding Senior 4-H Member- Garrett Gasser

Citizenship Award- Victoria Lovato

Leadership Award- Wyatt Gasser

Achievement Award- Nicholas Lovato

We welcome new membership and partnerships. 4-H youth are a living, breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where we live. Interested in joining 4-H? Learn how 4-H grows by visiting our county website for updates and event schedule. http://rioarribaextension.nmsu.edu/4h.html