After years of service activities, project books and camping, some may wonder what lies in the future for 4-H members once they “age out.” Some 4-H members leave the program and never come back until they are bringing their own children to join. Others find a way to volunteer, whether as a camp counselor or a club leader. A select few go on to become a West Virginia 4-H All Star. The 4-H All Star program is a group comprised of older 4-H members or 4-H volunteer leaders that have excelled in achievement and service.
During the Young Adults Conference at Jackson’s Mill two Greenbrier County 4-H members, Abundance Hunt and Alex Gillespie, were inducted into WV 4-H All Stars. Becoming an All Star is the highest honor in West Virginia 4-H. Hunt was active in the Greenbrier County 4-H Teen Leader Club and continues to serve at 4-H camp. In 2014 Hunt received her 4-H charting pin.
Gillespie, a member of the Central Willing Worker’s 4-H Club for 10 years, was active in youth agriculture, teen leadership and camping throughout his 4-H career. Gillespie also received his 4-H charting pin in 2014. Hunt and Gillespie will join the select group of Greenbrier County 4-H All Stars to support their influential one word motto, “Service.”
Congratulations to these two for continuing to “Make the Best Better” for years to come.