Kira Axley, Sam Gridley and Ryley Mappin were chosen by Honourable Senator Doug Black for their extensive involvement in 4-H.
Over 50 members from across the province were given the 2019 Senator’s Contribution Award which recognizes “those displaying the utmost integrity and generosity through the means of volunteerism and civic engagement within the youth community.”
The three mentioned are from Hughenden, Morrin and Byemoor all with varying involvement in the youth agricultural program.
“I am very excited and honoured to have received this award from Senator Black. It was very nice to be recognized for my involvement and dedication to the 4-H program,” said Axley.
Axley and Gridley were announced as 4-H Ambassadors for the East Central Region in April 2019 and will do a 2-year term going to many provincial and regional events for support and promotion of the unique program.
Mappin recently won first place at the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition in Toronto in the junior division.