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Richardson Named Outstanding 4-H Member

Posted: August 24, 2015

Marshall Richardson, Indiana County 4-H member, has been named a special award winner at the state level by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences 4-H Member Recognition Program. He was recognized in a ceremony recently at Penn State held during State 4-H Achievement Days as an “Outstanding 4-H Member”. He was one of three members recognized at the state level.
Marshall Richardson is honored as a College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding 4-H Member by Christy Bartley, 4-H Youth Program Development Leader for Penn State.

Marshall Richardson is honored as a College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding 4-H Member by Christy Bartley, 4-H Youth Program Development Leader for Penn State.

Marshall is the son of Lori and Garry Richardson of Glen Campbell and has been a member of Northern Livestock, Northern Dairy, Marion Center Handy Helpers, and Great Eggs-pectations 4-H Clubs. He is currently attending Triangle Tech in Welding and Fabrication Technology and graduated from Punxsutawney High School. His ten years of 4-H activities have included State 4-H Achievement Days, PA Farm Show, State Teen Conference, 4-H Capital Days, county and regional communication contests, state wildlife, forestry and poultry contests, and county fair.

His project work involved poultry, forestry, market swine and sheep, dairy, rocketry, leadership, and foods. His honors have been Indiana County Outstanding Junior Member, Outstanding Senior Livestock Member, Outstanding Vice President, and Outstanding Human Ecology, Conservation, Dairy, and Engineering Members. He has also participated in National 4-H Congress.

He has served his clubs as president and has also been a regional and day camp counselor. In 2015 he won a President’s Volunteer Service Award for his community service work, especially with 4-H camps.

In Richardson’s application, he states that “Being in 4-H has helped me decide what I want to accomplish in my life and helped me set goals. I want to make a difference in the world. I believe I can make a difference by using all the leadership skills that 4-H has taught me.”