Lawson Hamilton receives 2010 4-H Gold Star Award
Houston County Courier
Lawson Hamilton of the Homestead 4-H Club is the 2010 Gold Star recipient for Houston County. The Gold Star Award is the highest county achievement award and is given to those outstanding 4-H’ers who have participated in a variety of experiences throughout their 4-H career, including community service, educational presenta-tions, and leadership and competition at the district and state levels. It is awarded only once in a member’s 4-H career. Hamilton has participated in a variety of projects during his eight-year 4-H career, including food and nutrition, natural resources, rabbits, recreation and leadership. He currently is serving as president of the Homestead 4-H Club and Houston County 4-H Council where his leadership motivates other 4-H’ers to greater involvement in the program. Hamilton has been in many district contests as well as attending district and state 4-H leadership camps. He is very active in local community service projects. Hamilton is described by those who know him as a well-rounded 4-H’er who will continue to lead other 4-H’ers to “Make the Best Better!” Hamilton joined winners from 21 other East Texas counties for a banquet recently held in their honor in the Student Center of Stephen F. Austin State University.