State Council's February Reports

See what State Council has been up to in February

Jared and Caroline present at the Area 5 Leader's Forum

Jared and Caroline present at the Area 5 Leader's Forum

By Annah Burke
State 4-H Council Reporter

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Andrea Repetz – Cumberland County, President

Andrea Repetz has had an accomplished February. Andrea gave a 30-minute workshop at the Adams County Officer Training on President and Vice President Training. For promotional events, Andrea attended both State Leadership Conference (SLC) and SLC Junior held at the Penn Stater. Five hours of community service were completed, by volunteering at Work Day for her school’s spring musical, helping to organize props. Some of Andrea’s personal accomplishments this month include genuinely enjoying her experience at SLC and making it through the weekend with relatively few errors, studying parli pro in anticipation for Capital Days, and being selected as a delegate for 2018 National Conference. Contacts Andrea made this month are Emma Padulese- Council Alum, Patrick Meadows- Council Alum, Brandon Rumbaugh- SLC Keynote Speaker, Matt Bellace- SLC Keynote Speaker, Appiah Boateng- Executive Director of 4-H Ghana, Brad Kunsman- 4-H Extension Educator in Northampton County, and Carolyn McGraw- 4-H Livestock Educator in Adams County.

Jared Rose – Crawford County, Vice President of Operations

Jared Rose has had an exciting February. He gave a presentation on the Leadership Ladder at Area 5 Leader’s Forum. Jared also attended State Leadership Conference as a promotional event for this month. A personal accomplishment was getting an A on a physics midterm. One contact Jared made this month was Appiah Boatang- Executive Director, 4-H Ghana.

Anna Schmitt – Washington County, Vice President of Events

Anna Schmitt has had a great month of February. For workshops Anna, hosted icebreakers with SLC and SLC Junior as well as reading scripts and participating in a skit at SLC. A promotional event attended by Anna was State Leadership Conference (SLC). A personal accomplishment for this month includes believing that SLC was a success, writing a check for the first time, and doing her own taxes. Anna made numerous contacts this month including Appiah Boateng, Matt Bellace, Brandon Rumbaugh, Emma Padulese, Patrick Meadows, Dylan Levan, and Senator Guy Reschenthaler.

Kayla Kimble – Clinton County, Vice President of Internal Affairs

Kayla Kimble has had an exciting February. Kayla helped assist in several workshops during the State Leadership Conference (SLC) as well as run icebreakers with SLC and SLC Junior. For promotional events, Kayla attended SLC and networked with 4-H members from around the state. Kayla also completed eight hours of community service by organizing shoes for donation and helping at an IHSA Show. A personal accomplishment by Kayla this month was getting interviewed by her school’s paper about her involvement on Council. Contacts made this month include Katina Hunter- 4-H Volunteer, Appiah Boateng- Executive Director of 4-H Ghana, Matt Bellace- SLC Keynote Speaker, Brandon Rumbaugh- SLC Keynote Speaker, Mike Hunter- 4-H Volunteer, Chelle McIntyre-Brewer- 4-H Volunteer, PA Senator Jake Corman, PA Representative Mike Hanna, and Dr. Foster.

Shirlann Harmon – Butler County, Secretary

Shirlann Harmon has had a great February. Shirlann spoke to Erie County Teen Council about boosting county involvement and participation. One promotional event that was attended was the State Leadership Conference (SLC). Two hours of community service were also completed by Shirlann this month by participating as an actor in a local Police Training. A few of Shirlann’s personal accomplishments this month include being a state finalist in the Elks Most Valuable Student competition, a 2018 Presidential Scholars Candidate, and Representing Butler County at the State Fair Queen Pageant. Contacts made this month include Erie County Teen Council, Brandon Rumbaugh, Matt Bellace, PA Dairy Princess Yvonne Longenecker and Alternate Dairy Princess Gretchen Little, Vonnie Young, and Appiah Boateng- 4-H Ghana.

Julia Jumper – Westmoreland County, Sentinel

 Julia Jumper has had a busy February. For promotional events this month Julia attended State Leadership Conference (SLC). Some of Julia’s personal accomplishments are getting a 48/50 on her first big exam of the semester, surviving dancing in for her SLC entrance, and going back to gymnastics for the first time in over a year. Contacts that Julia made this month include 4-Hers from across the State, Matt Bellace- SLC Keynote Speaker, and Brandon Rumbaugh- SLC Keynote Speaker.

Annah Burke – Forest County, Reporter

Annah Burke has had a great February. She gave a speech during her public speaking class at Pitt as well as speaking during ceremonies at State Leadership Conference (SLC). Annah also attended the Erie County Teen Council meeting this month to help boost club and county participation. SLC was attended as a promotional event. Eleven volunteer hours were completed by volunteering at the Tidioute Community Charter School Blood Drive and the Forest County Lions Club’s Winterfest. Annah’s personal accomplishments for this month include being selected as a Presidential Scholar for the University of Pittsburgh’s 2017 Fall Semester and being selected as a delegate for the 2018 National Conference. Contacts Annah made include Shawn Graves- Erie County Extension Educator, Erie County Teen Council members, Brandon Rumbaugh- SLC Keynote Speaker, Matt Bellace- SLC Keynote Speaker, Appiah Boatang- Executive Director of 4-H Ghana, and State Council Alumni and Delegates in attendance at SLC.

Caroline Benfer – Union County, Historian

Caroline Benfer has had an accomplished February. She gave one presentation at the Union County Leadership Forum on the Leadership Ladder. Caroline also attended State Leadership Conference, Union County Leadership Forum, and Union County Quality Assurance and Ethics Training for promotional events. For community service this month, Caroline participated in the Eagle Ambassador’s club, at Juniata College, collection of hygiene products that were donated to a local shelter. One of Caroline’s personal accomplishments is that her second semester of college is off to a terrific start. Two contacts made this month include Representative Fred Keller and Senator Gene Yaw.