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Commissioners proclaim Oct. 3-10 as county 4H Week

by Taylor Nye

4H student leaders with the commissioners court

4H President Rylie Carroll hands out cookies to the court

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court discussed the importance of 4H to the county at their regular meeting on Sept. 27. 

“We’ve done some good works and we’ve got some great members,” AgriLife extension agent Johanna Hicks told the court. The court commended the youth participants assembled for their hard work and awards they had won over the past year. 

“They’ve been recognized statewide,” county judge Robert Newsom noted.

“These are some of the finest young people in the whole county,” Newsom said. Newsom stated he participated in 4H as a youth, and several of the commissioners stated they had as well. 

“Our kids are tomorrow’s leaders, so we have to train them right,” Hicks stated. 

After the proclamation, 4H youth members met upstairs at the courthouse to hold a board meeting about upcoming October activities. To learn more, contact jshicks@ag.tamu.edu or call 903-885-3443.

Proclamation

HOPKINS COUNTY 4H WEEK

WHEREAS, The Hopkins County Commissioner’s Court is proud to honor the 4H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 114 years of providing experience-based education to youngsters throughout the Lone Star State; and

WHEREAS, This program, which seeks to provide a learning experience for the whole child, including head, heart, hands, and health, helps young Texans to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of our society; and

WHEREAS, Its more than 550,000 urban, suburban, and rural youth participants, ranging in age from eight to nineteen, hail from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and truly represent a cross-section of the state; and

WHEREAS, The program undoubtedly could not have achieved the success that it has today were it not for the service of its more than 22,000 volunteers, who have given generously of their time, talents, energies, and resources to the youth of Texas; and

WHEREAS, Throughout its county history, the 4-H program has developed positive role models for countless Texans and through its innovative and inspiring programs, continues to build character and to instill the values that have made our state strong and great; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Hopkins County Commissioner’s Court, hereby designates October 3-10, 2021 as National 4-H Week in Texas. 

By Taylor Nye

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