San Miguel County youth named 4-H state ambassador

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By Jane Moorman
New Mexico State University

Robertson High School sophomore Sierra Zamora was inducted as a 4-H state ambassador during the annual 4-H senior leadership retreat in Albuquerque in January.

Zamora, 16, joins Hugh Veit of Valencia County, Serina Pack of Grant County and Lily Woodall of Doña Ana County as the 2012 state ambassadors.

The senior 4-H members will share the ambassador and diplomat responsibilities, which include assisting with the parade and tours at the New Mexico State Fair, planning and conducting the 2013 senior leadership retreat and assisting with the State 4-H Conference. They will also attend the Arizona team leadership camp - “Journey: Opportunities for Leaders of Tomorrow” — and assist the New Mexico 4-H Youth Foundation in contacting donors and with public relations.

“4-H is more than an organization,” Zamora said. “It represents the agricultural way of life and everyone in our organization has made an impact. It brings some of us together who wouldn’t have come together without 4-H.”

Zamora has gained valuable experience through 4-H, especially through her 4-H swine project. “I have learned many skills, such as responsibility, and have learned how to be a leader, which has helped me be selected as a state ambassador,” she said.

“Serving in this leadership role, I’d like to make an impact,” she said. “One thing I’d like to accomplish is to get my county 4-H members more involved in activities outside of our county.”