Lorisa Schilling of Halkirk was named one of two 4-H Ambassadors to represent the east-central region among 14 in Alberta.
“I am extremely excited and honoured to have the opportunity to represent 4-H across the province of Alberta,” said Schilling, 18, a member of Byemoor 4-H Beef Club.
“As an ambassador, I hope to attend as many provincial events as I can and I also hope to promote 4-H throughout my region and in my community and club.”
Schilling was awarded as a 4-H ambassador during the 53rd annual 4-H Selections program at Olds College from April 30 to May 3.
These ambassadors exemplify the leadership, communication and personal development skills for which Alberta’s 4-H program is recognized.
She will join other ambassadors on the 4-H Alberta/Northwest Territories Agriculture Development Tour this July 12 to 21.
“I will be promoting the importance of agricultural products and by-products, as well as increase the awareness of the diversity of agriculture throughout Alberta,” said Schilling, a Grade-12 student at William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler.
“I am hoping that with the opportunity of being an ambassador, I can promote 4-H throughout the province and influence young people to become involved.”
“I am hoping to learn about new projects and how other clubs and regions work,” said Schilling, an active member in 4-H for nine years and have held all club positions.
After four years with Endmoor Multi Club, she has been active with the Byemoor beef club for the last six years.
Over the years, she has been committed to organize events like Information Day, participating in public speaking as well as district public speaking, while also taking time to help younger members of my club and participate in all club activities.
“4-H has impacted my life and my leadership and communication skills have been broadened with my experience with 4-H,” said Shilling.
“I have been taught life skills throughout 4-H that I will use for the rest of my life.
“Public speaking has given me communication skills that will benefit my future forever and my leadership has expanded more and more with ever 4-H program that I attend.”