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Johannah Arvik and Abigail Jokela are recipients of the 4-H Key Award for their leadership and contribution to their clubs and communities.

Two Hubbard County 4-H members receive Key Awards for service

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4-H is an organization dedicated to providing children with hands-on learning. "Learning by doing" is a key phrase describing the purpose of 4-H. 4-H is also focused on building leadership qualities in our youth.

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On Nov. 5, the Hubbard County 4-H program held their annual awards banquet in which two Key Awards were presented to young individuals in the 4-H program. The Key Award is a very special award that recognizes a youth's contributions to their clubs and communities and encourages them to grow as an outstanding citizen. To be eligible for the Key Award, these young leaders must have completed their sophomore year in high school, been a 4-H member for at least five years and have at least three years of active 4-H youth leadership. Key Awards were presented to Abigail Jokela and Johannah Arvik.

Abby is a member of the Green Valley Livewires 4-H club and has demonstrated her leadership skills as an officer of the Hubbard County 4-H council for the past three years. She also participated as a youth project leader, planned a community picnic to promote 4-H and helped plan and conduct many community service projects in Hubbard County. Abby has received several grand champion awards for her projects at the Hubbard County Fair. Abby is a great example of a youth leader within our 4-H county.

Johannah is a member of the Hubbard County 4-H Riders club. Johannah has been very active with the Hubbard 4-H council as well as the horse and other livestock projects, Western Heritage project, youth leadership training and camp counseling. She has been very involved in planning and running the local "fun" horse show, has received "champion" for several of her livestock entries at the fair, assisted with the National 4-H Science Day and also was a speaker at the county-wide ag day for the past several years. Johannah has been an officer for her club as well as on the county level and is involved in many committees.

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