Pictured (left to right) Dr. Steven Meadows of Clemson Field Operations, Kimberely Legette, and Leona Parr, Richland County 4H Agent.
Each year, Clemson University’s SC 4H program recognizes the top 10 youth for their outstanding leadership, citizenship and community services activities. Recently, Kimberly Legette of Richland County, was named a State Winner at Clemson University’s State 4H Congress Awards banquet. Her award includes a college scholarship and trip the National 4H Congress in Atlanta, GA.
Four years ago, on a mission to become a better leader, Kimberly joined 4H as an individual member. Since that time, she has worked hard to become a positive leader in 4H and in her community. She was selected to be a member of the State 4H Health Rocks Implementation Team. Through this experience, she has learned to share leadership roles with others, to understand how to be an effective role model for young children, to organize materials, to prepare for questions and to handle problems that could occur. She was also asked to assist with the National training in 2012.
Kimberly organized a Teen Leadership 4H club , where she served as the President. She participated in 4H Healthy Lifestyles, trained sixty-five youth about MyPlate, assisted with the 4H Healthy Lifestyles teams at the SC State Fair, became a certified babysitter, taught modeling techniques to girls participating in the Miss 4H Pageant and volunteered to be a part of her club’s community service projects. Because she enjoys helping those in need, she will attend Claflin University in the Honors College and major in Childhood Education.
Her 4H scholarship is sponsored by the SC Family and Community Leaders, and her trip to National 4H Congress is sponsored by the South Carolina Association of Extension 4H Agents.
Pictured (left to right) Joshua Legette, Jordan Tillman, Kimberly Legette and Richland County 4H Agent Leona Parr.
“What Is Hidden Beneath Your Mask? Unmasking The Real You” was the theme for this year’s State 4-H Congress held on the campus of Clemson University. For four days, July 17-20, over 100 outstanding 4-H teens and volunteers celebrated their involvement and achievements in South Carolina 4-H. The Richland County delegation included 3 Columbia 4-Hers from the Northeast Teens Leaders club-- Joshua Legette, Jordan Tillman and Kimberly Legette.
Throughout the State Congress, participants listened to energetic speakers, attended workshops, participated in community service projects, learned about being good citizens and met the Clemson Tigers’ quarterback Tajh Boyd.
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.