Corbin, Draper and Reynolds recognized with national 4-H awards

4-H’ers Luke Corbin, Madison Draper and Tori Reynolds are this year’s recipients of the National I Dare You Award.

Three Hampshire County 4-H members earned the prestigious I Dare You Award during this year’s 4-H Achievement Banquet and Awards program. This award goes to 4-H'ers in Hampshire County who best exemplify the 4-H ideals of leadership, achievement and 4-fold development. This prestigious award is usually awarded to 4-H'ers who are juniors in high school or older, have been a 4-H member for at least 5 years and have received the 4-H charting pin.

4-H member Luke Corbin has strived to encompass the ideals of 4-fold development throughout his 4-H career. He’s been a member of the West Virginia 4-H program for 10 years.

Within his local 4-H Club, Capon Bridge Fort Edwards, Corbin has served as the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and game leader. As a 4-H teen leader, he has actively served on numerous county committees to help plan 4-H camp and 4-H field day. He has represented Hampshire County at Alpha I State 4-H Camp at WVU Jackson’s Mill.

Corbin received his 4-H charting pin during county 4-H camp, where he served as Sagamore of the Mingo Tribe. He is the recipient of the Health H Award, numerous Outstanding Class Participant Awards and the Outstanding Tribesman Award. He has received numerous blue ribbons on 4-H photo entries at the county and state levels. He has received blue, gold and best of show ribbons for his 4-H project work during the county fair. Many of his exhibits have also been showcased at the West Virginia State Fair. He has participated in 4-H poultry judging and has represented our county’s program at the state contest.

Corbin has used his “hands to larger service” throughout his 4-H career. This past summer he was taken into the West Virginia 4-H All Stars in recognition of his service to others. Induction into the West Virginia 4-H All Stars is the highest level of recognition a 4-H member or leader can receive. A sampling of his community service projects include Adopt a Family, Project Linus, school beautification projects, nursing home visits, community Christmas tree decorating, church food bank donations, tree plantings, pet supply donations, playing Bingo with residents at our local nursing home, packing Stockings for Troops, serving as a peer helper, Jump Rope for Heart, packing Christmas food boxes and Angel Tree.

Corbin shared in his 4-H activity record that “community service projects were his favorite 4-H club activity” because it “feels good to improve your own community” and “I enjoy making our community a great place to live.” Congratulations to an active, 4-H member who always strives to “make the best better.”

Active 4-H’er Madison Draper has been a member of the West Virginia 4-H program for 10 years. She has been engaged in multiple aspects of the 4-fold youth development program, and most recently was inducted into the West Virginia 4-H All Stars.

In Draper’s 4-H club, she has served as the reporter and secretary (4 years). Her peers have elected her to leadership positions within her club because of her tremendous leadership skills. Also within her club she served on a 4-H club tobacco education committee that planned and implemented tobacco free programs for the county’s youth members, as well as an educational display for the county’s fair and numerous local health fairs. She has participated in 4-H club activities by leading pledges, mentoring members, participating in club fundraisers and planning club activities. She has further served her community as a 4-H teen leader. As a 4-H teen leader she has assumed integral roles on the 4-H camp planning committee as well as the county’s 4-H field day committee.

Community service is an important component of the 4-H program. In 4-H, members pledge their “hands to larger service.” Some of the service activities that Draper has been involved with include addressing Christmas cards for senior citizens, donations to Warm the Children and the Ronald McDonald House, beautification projects at WVU Jackson’s Mill, Toys from the Heart shopping, packing shoeboxes for children, Christmas caroling at the nursing home, trash pickups at our community’s high school and local cemetery, Adopt a Family program, Hampshire Park beautification projects, Relay for Life, packing food boxes, a mission trip with her church, Operation Christmas Child and making tray favors for nursing home residents.

Madison has shown leadership skills through the West Virginia 4-H program and has represented the county’s 4-H program at WVU Jackson’s Mill by attending Older Member’s Conference, Dance Weekend, Alpha I State 4-H Camp and Teen Leadership and Charting Weekend. She also represented the county at the State 4-H Forestry Judging Competition. She was selected as a Sagamore of her tribe during county 4-H camp, where she has received numerous service leadership and felt awards. She has received numerous blue and gold ribbons for excellent project work and has represented Hampshire County at the West Virginia State Fair with numerous educational exhibits. She is also the recipient of a 4-H Achievement Medal from the county’s 4-H Recognition Program. These leadership opportunities and awards are extensive and truly speak to her leadership development.

Draper’s strong leadership skills have molded her into the young lady that she is today. Hampshire County 4-H honors Draper with the 4-H I Dare You Award. She is a youth leader that has excelled in the West Virginia 4-H Program and Hampshire County 4-H is proud of her many 4-H efforts.

Involved 4-H’er Tori Reynolds has been a member of the West Virginia 4-H program for many years. She has been engaged in multiple aspects of the 4-fold youth development program, and most recently was inducted into the West Virginia 4-H All Stars during Alpha I State 4-H Camp at WVU Jackson’s Mill.

In Reynolds’ 4-H club, she has served as the president, health officer, game leader and song leader. Her peers elected her to leadership positions within her club because of the leadership skills that she has shown.

Community service is an important component of the 4-H program. In 4-H, members pledge their “hands to larger service.” Some of the service activities that Reynolds has been involved with include planting flowers at the Children’s Memorial Garden, making Christmas cards and crafts for the nursing home residents, making tray favors for the local senior center, addressing Christmas cards for senior citizens, packing food boxes, packing shoeboxes, collecting items for Ronald McDonald House, Toys from the Heart shopping, Christmas caroling at the nursing home, donations to Warm the Children, Outspoken for 4-H, the American Heart Association and Relay for Life. She has also volunteered at the local Energy Express program and has served on the Green Committee during 4-H camp.

Reynolds has shown leadership skills through the West Virginia 4-H Program. She has represented the county’s 4-H program at the state level by competing as a 4-H livestock judging team member. She has served as Sagamore and chief of the Delaware tribe during county 4-H camp, where she has received numerous service leadership awards, felt awards and the West Virginia 4-H charting pin. She has received numerous blue and gold ribbons for excellent project work and has represented Hampshire County at the West Virginia State Fair with numerous educational exhibits. She is the recipient of the First Year Senior Showmanship Plaque from the Hampshire County Fair. These leadership opportunities and awards are extensive and truly speak to her leadership development.

In the county, Reynolds serves as a respected role model and young adult that exemplifies 4-fold development. Hampshire County 4-H honors Reynolds with the 4-H I Dare You Award. She is a positive role model and youth leader that has excelled in the West Virginia 4-H Program, and Hampshire County 4-H is proud of her many 4-H efforts.

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