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4-H clover An Interview with Maria Braun, State 4-H Ambassador from Scott County

Earlier this year, Scott County 4-H member, Maria Braun, was selected as a State 4-H Ambassador.  For the next year, she will participate in a variety of activities to promote and represent 4-H and plan and implement high quality programming for Minnesota’s youth.  Here’s a little more about her.

Name - Maria Braun

Club – Shakopee Super Seekers

Grade – 12th

Years in 4-H – since before I was born! This year will be my 13th year

County 4-H involvement – I have been my club president for a couple of years.  I am a Scott County 4-H Ambassador.  We plan county level events, service project and organize/encourage other youth to get involved in 4-H.  I have been in almost every project area under the sun.  My favorite is Fine Arts & Crafts.

How did you become interested in becoming a State Ambassador?

I love our County Ambassador program and I was looking for a way to make an impact at a higher level.  I wanted to find a larger opportunity to get the word out about 4-H.  My friend who was a State Ambassador two years ago encouraged me to try out for it when I got old enough.         

What is the process?

First you complete an application.   Next, if selected, you participate in an interview and give a presentation about a 4-H learning experience you have had.  They also ask you questions about your experiences.  After that, after a few weeks of waiting, I received a letter of acceptance.  I was overjoyed and super exited to become a State 4-H Ambassador!

What do you want to do this year? 

I hope to encourage at least one person to stay in 4-H and make a change in their own county or club.  I think it’s important to come up with new ideas on how to get people involved.  Help encourage them to participate.  I want to work with the county Ambassadors to become more involved.  It’s not a big time commitment.  We have fun too

Advice for Scott County 4-H members - Whatever you do in 4-H, do it with confidence.  You are all amazing. 

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