The State Fair of WV is proud to partner with SJ Neathawk for a third year to present the State Fair of WV Youth Leadership Council. Members were selected through an application and interview process that included a review of their academic, extra curricular and volunteer activities. Take a moment to meet the members of the 2013 YLC:
- Tanner McNeely (Greenbrier): Has served on both his 4-H & FFA Livestock Judging Teams, is a memeber of the American Boer Goat Association and has volunteered for the Lion’s Club Youth Basketball League, Energy Express and within his 4-H club.
- Kelly Guthrie (Preston): A Freshman at Fairmont State, is a member of the Preston County Livestock Association and was named the 2011 Lady of Agriculture.
- Aaron Propps (Greenbrier): An active member of the Greenbrier West High School Choir as well as his Church Youth Group and has a passion for photography.
- Jordan Miller (Pendleton): National Honor Society student, a member of the WV Jr. Angus Association and was awarded as Premier Beef Exhibitor in the 2011 State Fair of WV.
- Andi Harvey (Greenbrier): A member of the Renick Volunteer Fire Dept and has received both the Citizenship & Leadership Awards as a 4-H member, and is on track to complete her Charting project & to receive her pin during Greenbrier County’s Older 4-H camp.
- Tiffany Loudermilk (Greenbrier): Has volunteered countless hours to her 4-H club as well as with Penny Pitch & Energy Express. Tiffany has received her Greenhand Degree and Chapter & State Farmer Degree through her participation with FFA.
Council members are expected to complete a minimum number of volunteer hours that tie into the preparation and execution of the annual fair, develop programs and events that promote the State Fair Endowment as well as to challenge their leadership and organizational skills. Youth Council members will also have opportunities to be involved in promotional events that support the fair throughout the year. The 2012 Fair, saw Youth Council members supporting the State Fair Endowment by serving in the WV Building as they sold freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
Members are already working to outline their activities during the week of the fair. In fact, one of our members, Kelly Guthrie from Preston County, has created a plan for a food drive that will involve all of the 4-H clubs in her county. The club that turns in the most food will win a pizza party or ice cream social for their hard work. Kelly has a goal to collect 10,000 non-perishable food items by August 1st! All members of the council have been charged with creating a food drive in their communities to tie in with the Fair’s ‘Dream Big’ and ‘First Energy Magic Monday’ initiatives.
Follow along as these Youth Leaders work together to Dream Big!