BRAWLEY- M&M and Magnolia 4-H clubs hosted the 2014-2015 Imperial County 4-H Achievement Night at Hidalgo Society Hall, which was filled with excited 4-Hâ€™ers and their families, Wednesday, June 24,Â as they celebrated the accomplishments of fellow 4-H members.
The event recognizes outstanding 4-H members throughout the Imperial Valley. This year 4-H All Stars, Steven Johnson, Carlos Lopez and Bryanne Sanchez, handed out awards and medals to 4-Hâ€™ers who competed in a variety of events throughout the year. Besides medals, many 4-H members also received their star awards.
Rose Fiorenza of Magnolia 4-H was one such member. â€œI am getting my Bronze Star tonight and I am so excited! It was a lot of work.â€ exclaimed Fiorenza. The avid 4-Hâ€™er said she had to complete four projects to get her star, but that it was well worth it.
The night began with a flag salute followed by the 4-H pledge. Guest speaker, Ryan Kelly, Chairman of the Imperial County Board of Directors, gave an address praising 4-Hâ€™ers for all of their hard work throughout the year and encouraged members to continue helping their community. He also talked about the importance of higher education and hinted about a desired “Cal Poly Brawley” being in the works.
Senior 4-H members were congratulated for their years of dedication and three students were awarded the Imperial County
4-H Leaders Scholarship. Another student was awarded the Mary Harmon 4-H Scholarship. The event concluded with this year’s 4-H All Stars giving their farewell address and welcoming in the new All Star team.
â€œI owe a huge debt to 4-Hâ€ concluded Carlos Lopez, 4-H All Star, â€œIt has even helped me get into UC Davis and become an engineer.â€