Young and ambitious

Michelle Hoover accepts the 2013 4-H Alberta Premier's Award from Marguerite Stark, Branch Head of 4-H Alberta, at the 56th Annual 4-H Selections Event at Olds College from May 3 - 6.
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Michelle Hoover accepts the 2013 4-H Alberta Premier's Award from Marguerite Stark, Branch Head of 4-H Alberta, at the 56th Annual 4-H Selections Event at Olds College from May 3 - 6.

Michelle Hoover accepts the 2013 4-H Alberta Premier’s Award from Marguerite Stark, Branch Head of 4-H Alberta, at the 56th Annual 4-H Selections Event at Olds College from May 3 – 6.

To say Michelle Hoover is young and ambitious would be an understatement. This grade 11 student from Delia School is only 17 years old and already has a plethora of prestigious awards under her belt.
Just recently, Hoover was awarded the 2013 4-H Alberta Premier’s Award–the most prestigious honour awarded to a 4-H member in Alberta.
“I was speechless for about 5 – 10 minutes,” says Hoover after realizing she had won.
Hoover’s humble demeanor upon receiving the award doesn’t downplay the hard work she endured to win the award.
Hoover and other top 4-H members from across the province had to go through a series of tests and interviews at the 56th Annual 4-H Selections Event at Olds College May 3 – 6 before a panel of judges adjourned to deliberate and decide who the recipient would be.
Hoover also participated in several 4-H clubs in the months leading up to the event.
She has held executive positions in her club and district. She’s excelled in her public speaking endeavors and has been a vital participant in her beef projects.
4-H is a youth organization designed to develop outstanding young leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s society.
Hoover invites youth who are on the fence about joining a 4-H club to simply give it a try.
“You can have any experience you want,” says Hoover. “The options of clubs to join are endless.”
“You meet people, gain connections, experience and develop skills that employers look for,” Hoover adds.
4-H Canada is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

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