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Westmoreland County 4-H Names Outstanding Members

Posted: November 10, 2014

Thank you to Ag Choice Farm Credit for the continued support of this award!
Outstanding 4-H Members Olivia Aten and Lydia Kepple

Outstanding 4-H Members Olivia Aten and Lydia Kepple

Two 4-H members were honored at the 4-H Achievement Night held at the Word of Life Ministries in Greensburg on November 3, 2014 as the Outstanding 4-H members. This award is sponsored by Ag Choice Farm Credit. They have been long time sponsors of the Penn State Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. Receiving the award this year is Olivia Aten of Pittsburgh, and Lydia Kepple of New Alexandria.

Olivia’s 4-H experience has included the horse project as a member of Covered Bridge 4-H and the leadership project as part of the 4-H Travel-All Club. She is also a member of the Junior Horse Show Committee. She has been a counselor at the Multi-County Horse Camp where she has been a positive role model for younger members. This year she qualified and competed at the State 4-H Championship Horse Show. As a member of the Teen Leadership Council, Olivia serves as the Vice President of the Paper Clover Campaign. She is also involved in community service with the Travel All club where she volunteered at the blood drive, and assembled care packages for soldiers. Olivia is looking forward to further promoting the 4-H Program through her role as Outstanding Member.

Lydia’s 4-H experience has included the horse project as a member of the Salem Saddle 4-H Club and leadership as a member of the Junior Horse Show Committee. She has been a part of the Multi County 4-H Horse Camp for many years, first as a camper and then serving as a counselor. She has been a mentor to many younger members, and has been an outstanding role model. She has competed at State Achievement Days in the Hippology Contest, competed at the State Horse Show, and at the Junior Horse Championship Show. Lydia is also very active in community service as a 4-H member and also as a member of Word Of Life Ministries.