4-H Ontario is proud to announce the selection of the six new Ambassadors who will represent the organization across the province in 2018. This year’s Ambassadors will include: Mélissa Brisson (Russell), Devin Catt (Elgin), Andrea Dohner (Elgin), Nicole French (Peel), Evan Jenkins (Elgin) and Kyle Nussey (Oxford).
The 4-H Ontario Ambassador program is sponsored by FS. Since the program’s inception in 2005, the Ontario GROWMARK System in Ontario including UPI Energy FS and FS Co-operatives have provided Ambassadors with this experience through sponsorship of the program.
The 4-H Ontario Ambassador program provides youth with advanced level training in leadership, citizenship, communications and public relations. Ambassadors put their energy and 4-H experiences to work recruiting new members and sharing the 4-H story. They attend 4-H Ontario events across the province, as well as representing the organization at community events to promote the program.
“I am very excited to see what all the 2018 Ambassadors will do this year. They are a talented group that is well spoken and extremely knowledgeable about 4-H,” says Andy McTaggart, Manager, Programming, 4-H Ontario. “4-H would also like to thank the 2017 Ambassadors for their hard work and hours of dedication.”
Read on for a listing and bio of the 2018 Ambassadors.
Mélissa has completed over 30 clubs already in 4-H. She is currently in her first year at the University of Guelph. Mélissa is active in her community outside of 4-H completing over 400 hours of volunteering in just the last few years. She hopes to showcase the fun of “Learn To Do By Doing.”
Devin is a past participant of Provincial Leadership Camp and the TD Classic. Devin is currently at Guelph University studying Mechanical engineering in his second year. Devin is proud to be a 4-H member because of the positive impact 4-H has on every community.
Andrea is in her eighth year as part of the 4-H program and has completed a wide range of projects such as Digital Photography and Dairy. She has also taken part in the Rural Ontario Summit and Future Leaders In Action. Andrea is looking forward to sharing her 4-H success story to inspire others to join the 4-H program.
Nicole has completed 64 clubs in her eight-year history of 4-H including local and regional public speaking competitions. Nicole is studying kinesiology at Brock University and hopes to inspire others to join 4-H and “Learn To Do By Doing.”
Evan is in his ninth year of 4-H and was a Youth Rep for Ontario at the 2017 Global 4-H Summit. Evan is working towards his Diploma in Horticulture at Ridgetown. He is hoping to engage people outside of 4-H to talk to them about what the program has done for him.
Kyle has completed 20 clubs in his seven years in the 4-H program. Kyle has also volunteered for many local celebrations as a 4-H member to help spread 4-H news. This included hosting Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor at the Oxford Awards Night. He is hoping to continue his development of leadership and communication skills.
Source : 4-H-Canada