DEANA K. REED The graduating class of 2020 have faced unprecedented circumstances during the final months of their senior year; they will have many stories to share with their children and grandchildren of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Meade County 4-H Youth Development program is so proud of our graduating members, so we want to make sure they are celebrated for their efforts throughout their 4-H career and to wish them the best as they move forward with pursuing their life plans. 4-H is a youth organization committed to building outstanding leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s global society. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. These young people, through their membership and participation in 4-H, are empowered to pursue their future goals and we know that they will be successful in whatever path life may take them. Join us in celebrating our members! Landen Conrad followed in his mother’s footsteps joining 4-H in the 4th grade. He enjoys working on the farm, using his hands, and sharing what 4-H is all about and the joy that it brings to younger children. 4-H has been rewarding to Landen because he loves the opportunities to work with his hands and to teach younger members what it means to being a 4-H member. Landen enjoyed volunteering as a teen counselor at 4-H camp as well. He is planning on working in welding. He is currently working hard at Tractor Supply and looking for the right fit of a job for him as a welder. Carlie Nash is inspired by her mom and former 4-H Club leader, Ruth Ann Nash. The rewarding feeling when the project is complete is what she loves the most about being a 4-H member. Carlie will be attending University of Louisville and majoring in chemistry this fall. Austin Pike has been inspired by breeding, raising and showing swine for his 4-H livestock project over the past several years. What Austin loves most about 4-H are showing livestock and participating in the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy. He will be attending Murray State University majoring in Agronomy this fall. Ellie Bruner was inspired in 4-H by Carole as a sewing instructor who instilled a love of creativity. What she loves the most about her 4-H experiences were the leadership opportunities that Deana encouraged through Teen Leadership Academy and that it afforded her as well as all the wonderful friends she made along the way. Ellie will be attending the University of Louisville to study Fashion Sustainability with a minor in a couple of languages in the fall. Meade County 4-H Youth Development programs are available to all youth, ages five through eighteen. Enrollment for our new program year will begin in September 2020. For more information NOW, please contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service office at 270-422-4958, check out our website: https://meade.ca.uky.edu/content/4-h-youth-develpment, or email Deana K. Reed, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development Education at firstname.lastname@example.org. Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.