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.