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Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Award

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    Victoria Richardson, Lowndes County 4-H Volunteer, received the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.
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    Cobie Rutherford, Extension Instructor Center of 4-H Youth Development. He received the Kenneth Cook Award.
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    LaKeitra Davis-Carter, Wilkinson/Adams County 4-H Volunteer, received the Rising Star Outstanding Volunteer Award.
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    Robert Richardson, Lowndes County 4-H Volunteer, received the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.
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    Dr. Mariah Morgan, Associate Extension Professor Center 4-H Youth Development, received the Kenneth Cook Award.
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    Lisha Hopper, MVLA Reporter, entertained everyone with her creative thinking skills. She shared a poem during the awards banquet that she wrote “Welcome Back and Zoom.”
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    Billy McCullough, Lowndes County 4-H Volunteer, received the Lifetime 4-H Volunteer Award.
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    Connie Darden, Pearl River County 4-H Volunteer, received the Lifetime 4-H Volunteer Award.
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    Ralecia Gibbs, Oktibbeha County 4-H Volunteer, received the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.
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    Kimberly Reed, Rankin County 4-H Volunteer, received the Rising Star Outstanding Volunteer Award.
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    Robert Graham, Oktibbeha County 4-H Volunteer, received the Rising Star Outstanding Volunteer Award.
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    Virginia Whittington, Warren County 4-H Volunteer, received the Lifetime 4-H Volunteer Award. She was also recognized for 50 years of service as a Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Leader.
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    Darlene Chatham -Forrest County 4-H Volunteer, received the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.

Recognizing volunteers for their hard work and dedication is very important to the 4-H Youth Development Program. The nomination form has been revised, which has simplified the process of nominating volunteers for outstanding awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 31st each year. Awardees will be recognized at the Annual MVLA Banquet, which is generally held the third weekend of February, at Mississippi State University Bost Building B Conference Center.

Harvey Gordon Rising Star 4-H Volunteer Award

A volunteer must have served from one to three years to be considered for this award. One volunteer per Extension Region will be recognized.

Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Award

A volunteer must have served from three to ten years to be considered for this award. One volunteer per Extension Region will be recognized.

Lifetime 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Award

A volunteer must have served more than ten years to be considered for this award. One volunteer per Extension Region will be recognized.

MVLA Officer Nominations:

Nominations will be accepted each year for volunteers who would like to run for an officer position with the Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association. The offices that are open for nominations will be announced in January each year.  Nomination forms are due January 31st.  In order to be considered for one of the offices, the candidate must be a registered 4-H volunteer leader. Candidates must also be prepared to make a three-minute campaign speech during MVLA Annual Business Meeting on Saturday morning during the annual 4-H Volunteer Conference held in February.

Please inform the volunteers in your county of these opportunities. If you need additional information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please email outstanding volunteer nominations and MVLA officer nominations to: tammy.parker@msstate.edu

Download outstanding-volunteer-award-forms.pdf

 

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