Four youth have been selected to join the North Dakota 4-H Ambassador program.
The new team members, the county where they are enrolled in 4-H and where they attend school are:
Mitch Stuber, Slope County, Bowman County High School
Lucas Subart, Kidder County, Kidder County Steele High School
Sophie Lind, Morton County, Mandan High School
Jacob Arnold, Benson County, Maddock Public High School
They were elected during the four-day Extension Youth Conference (EYC) held recently on the North Dakota State University campus.
Ambassadors are elected through a scoring system based on several events the youth participate in during the conference. Candidates must meet and/or exceed the score required to become a North Dakota 4-H Ambassador.
The North Dakota 4-H Ambassadors are young adults who are actively involved in 4-H. Ambassadors help plan and coordinate many activities that teach youth and adults topics such as leadership, team work and citizenship. The 4-H Ambassadors specialize in planning and facilitating 4-H events, such as the EYC. They also help plan workshops, training sessions, and regional and state events.
“Going to EYC for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect,” Stuber says. “That soon changed, as I quickly got to know many of the 4-H’ers, who were outgoing, friendly and made me feel at home in a place where I had known no one prior to the event. The Ambassador team put on a wonderful, entertaining conference that ran smoothly, and made me proud to be involved with North Dakota 4-H.”
The ambassadors try to create events that are fun, educational and skill-building. They also take an active role in volunteering in 4-H programs in every county.
“I’d highly recommend it to anybody to try out,” Subart says.
“I met some of the most amazing people with a drive to succeed just like me,” Lind says. “It was such a good experience, and I know I made lifelong friends in that week.”