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President honors local 4-H
Houston County Courier - August 2008
In a ceremony held at the White House on Monday, July 28 the Texas AgriLife Extension Service 4-H Program was honored for 100 years of developing young people into future leaders of the country by President George W. Bush.
According to Martha Couch AgriLife Extension associate director for 4-H and youth, the Houston County 4-H program was well represented.
This year's delegation was the largest Texas 4-H to meet with the president in the program’s 100-year history.
The delegation included Dr. Nelson Daniels, PhD, former member of Crockett 4-H, who serves as Interim Associate Administrator in the 1890 Extension Program from Prairie View A&M University and represented the Texas AgriLife Extension programs at Prairie View.
The delegation also included Susan Quattrini, volunteer leader, representing Houston County, District 5, and the State Volunteer Leaders Association of Texas.
Texas 4-H Council president Loni Woolley of Johnson County presented Bush with a centennial plate on behalf of Texas 4-H members.
Bush told the 4-H members that it is important for each of them to serve others throughout their adult lives, Couch said.
On Aug. 31, Texas 4-H will end a yearlong celebration of 100 years of serving youth.
Started in Jack County in 1908, the Texas 4-H Program is in all 254 counties of the state with more than 640,000 youth involved annually, Couch said.