Moriah Flanagan

Rock County youth chosen as state 4-H ambassador

Moriah Flanagan one of 28 youth leaders to represent Minnesota for next year

Moriah Flanagan and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2016-17.

Elected through a meticulous selection process by 4-H adults and youth, this year’s group of state ambassadors will serve as spokespeople for the youth development organization, representing more than 65,000 of their 4-H peers throughout Minnesota.

The Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador Program began in 1968 and over 1,000 youth have participated since its founding. Throughout the year, state ambassador responsibilities include:

Ÿ  Educating youth and adults about the importance of youth development, leadership, citizenship, service, teamwork, and other invaluable life skills.

Ÿ  Teaching and facilitating hands-on workshops and trainings at the local, county, regional, and state levels. 

Ÿ  Appearing at various events, including the Minnesota State Fair, where they serve as goodwill volunteers, greeting thousands of visitors to the 4-H Building and helping 4-H youth throughout their stay as fair exhibitors. 

Ÿ  Planning and implementing various local, regional, and statewide 4-H leadership events such as the annual 4-H Building Leadership and Understanding, 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! youth leadership conferences.

The state ambassadors will begin the year with a three-day orientation at the University of Minnesota to learn about roles and responsibilities, media/public communications, leadership core skills, program priority areas, and identify some of their personal strengths as a leader.

Flanagan is the daughter of John and Kari and lives in Garretson, South Dakota. She just completed the eleventh grade. Flanagan has been a member of 4-H for 12 years in Rock County as a member of the Springdell 

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