Where are you from and which county program do you belong to?
I am from Fairview, Tennessee, and I am a Williamson County 4-Her.
Tell us a little bit about you and what sorts of hobbies you have outside of 4-H.
Outside of 4-H, I like to craft, garden, fish and act.
What leadership roles have you held in 4-H before Congress?
Before 4-H Congress, I was the Marketing Coordinator for my local 4-H Honor Club and for shooting sports in my county’s program.
Why did you want to run for a 4-H Congress Officer position?
I wanted to run for a 4-H Conger officer position because I love 4-H. I wanted to give back to the 4-H program and enhance my leadership skills.
Which projects do you compete in and which is your primary focus?
My main project is performing arts and recreation, but I also compete in dairy and poultry. Within these projects, I compete in poultry judging, dairy judging, dairy quiz bowl and the state air rifle competition.
If you could give a piece of advice to a younger 4-H’er, what would it be?
I would tell younger 4-H’er to not be afraid to put yourself out there. Set goals, work hard to achieve those goals and have fun along the way.
What is your favorite part about 4-H?
My favorite part about 4-H is that there is something for everyone and that you have opportunities to make lifelong friends.
Who has been your biggest influence in 4-H?
My biggest influencers in 4-H have been my 4-H agents: Brenda Clarkson, Mary Beth Antunes and Doug Berney.
What are your plans for the future?
My future plans include to hopefully continue to serve on Tennessee 4-H State Council. After high school, I hope to attend UT Knoxville and study agriculture.
How does it feel making history with Congress being postponed?
We are in some unprecedented times right now. I just hope that everyone will stay safe and I can’t wait to see everyone at Congress.