Ethan Walker of Rolla recently returned from Columbia where he was elected as a Regional Representative to the Missouri State 4-H Council. The election took place as part of the 72nd annual State 4-H Congress.

Ethan Walker of Rolla recently returned from Columbia where he was elected as a Regional Representative to the Missouri State 4-H Council. The election took place as part of the 72nd annual State 4-H Congress, May 31 through June 2, which was attended by 240 Missouri teens.

State 4-H Council members are elected by their peers at this event.  These teens serve as ambassadors for Missouri 4-H and MU Extension, serving as the voice of youth in policy and programming. Last year, over 22,000 Missouri children and youth participated in 4-H clubs and one of every five Missourians were reached by a Missouri 4-H program

Ethan is a junior at Rolla Senior High and an active member of the Soaring Eagles 4-H Club. “I’m looking forward to serving on the State 4-H Council, said Ethan. I want to develop my leadership skills and put my experience to work to help others.”