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Olivenhain Valley 4-H'er awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal with STEM distinction

Elizabeth Sugarman, Sissy Sugarman, Ray Kerins of Bayer Corporation, and Shawn Sugarman at the Congressional Gold Medal award ceremony

We are having a great time in D.C. celebrating Margaret  “Sissy"Sugarman from Olivenhain Valley 4-H, earning the Congressional Award Gold Medal. Congressman Mike Levin presented her with the Gold Medal in a medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. The Congressional Award The Congressional...

Sissy and Beth Hecht from the National 4-H office
Sissy and Beth Hecht from the National 4-H office

Sissy and Beth Hecht from the National 4-H office

Sissy Sugarman in Washington, D.C.
Sissy Sugarman in Washington, D.C.

Sissy Sugarman in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • Author: Elizabeth Sugarman

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Lash

Mary Lash pictured with her Lifetime Achievement award from Los Angeles County 4-H

The California 4-H Foundation is proud to recognize Mary Lash for her lifelong dedication to the 4-H program. Mary's 4-H membership began in 1938 with projects including home economics, sewing and raising vegetables on her family farm in Downey, California. In 1928, Mary's father became a 4-H leader and her older brother a...

Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 8:34 AM

Persistence in California Fire Recovery

Feather Falls residents, Butte County 4-H members and family, and SPI foresters gather for a group photo at tree planting event on March 31, 2019 in Ponderosa Fire Area, Feather Falls, CA.

Disturbance. In ecological terms, when a wildfire rages across wild lands, there is a disturbance - a change in the environmental conditions that disrupts the functioning of an ecosystem. The process by which an ecosystem changes over time following a disruption is known as ecological succession, and it takes a very long...

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 3:15 PM
  • Author: Donovan Hill
  • Author: Kathleen Mowdy

My 4-H experience helped me in the college application process

Capriana in her bee suit

College applications and college scholarships all are looking for a good essay, an interesting story and a catchy topic. As a 4-Her who was has been active for 9 years in El Sereno's beekeeping project, I had lots of options to create a buzz with. Writing college applications, I was able to talk about the environmental...

Capriana in her bee suit
Capriana in her bee suit

Capriana in her bee suit, surrounded by bees

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:22 AM
  • Author: Capriana Jiang

Volunteers move 4-H forward

Events like the Youth Summits are planned by youth and adult volunteers.

We are able to continually move our 4-H program forward because of the work of 4-H volunteers. Youth and adult volunteers serve on club, county, Area, and State level committees to plan and organize 4-H events and activities.     Advisory Committees help shape 4-H. Youth and adult 4-H volunteers impact 4-H...

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:54 PM

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