DEBORAH STEWART / 4-H FREA
On June 22, The Alabama 4-H State Ambassadors elected their officers for the 2021-22 year. The results of the election declared Neely Stewart, an Auburn native and rising senior at Auburn High School, as the newly elected vice-president of the Alabama 4-H State Ambassadors. This will be Stewart’s third term as a State 4-H Ambassador. Stewart also served as committee chairs of the Ambassadors in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 years. The Alabama 4-H Ambassador Officers are chosen by their peers. This year there are 27 state ambassadors from multiple counties across the state of Alabama.
The Alabama 4-H State Ambassadors are the top 4-H’ers in the state. After the rigorous application and interview process, Lee County has secured an ambassador representative for the last six years which proves Lee County 4-H programs to be impressive across the state.
The 27 Alabama 4-H State Ambassadors not only represent their county and region in 4-H programs but also have the main responsibility of planning events for 4-H youth across the state. Their main event is the Alabama 4-H Midwinter Teen Leadership Retreat, which is held at the 4-H Center in Columbiana, Alabama, in early February. The Midwinter Retreat is for any 4-H teen from ages 14-18. This elite Ambassador group plans every aspect of Midwinter from workshops, social activities, the theme and even the menu for the weekend. It is also the responsibility of a state ambassador to spread the word about 4H in their communities.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact: Lee County Extension Office/ Lee County 4-H; 600 S. 7th St., Suite 4 in Opelika, or call 334-749-3353.