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Commissioners Court welcomed future leaders as County Extension Agent Andrea Valdez introduced the new 4-H Ambassadors and Officers.“The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Hidalgo County 4-H program annually elects or selects young leaders to represent the county program in various ways,” said Valdez.The 2017-2018 Hidalgo County 4-H Council includes: President Claire Lee, 1st Vice President Emeri Drewry, 2nd Vice President Cooper Ford, Secretary Ashlyn Martinez, Treasurer Jocelyn Boyle, Parliamentarian Lily Ford, Reporter Michael Bullion, Delegate Brain Peña, and Delegate Davin Peña.The 4-H Ambassador Program aims to project a clear and accurate image of the Texas and Hidalgo County 4-H & Youth Development Program. The program gives teens an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their community and to practice public and communication skills.The 4-H Youth Ambassadors are: Leo S. Enloe, Brian Peña, Ashlyn Martinez, Claire Lee, Cooper Ford, Emeri Drewry, Ashley Cortez, Jocelyn Boyle, Adriana Aguilar, Justin Capadona, and Michael Bulion.The Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassadors serve as a source of outreach and lead programs promoting healthy food, nutrition, health and wellness. They are trained on food safety, nutrition and more. They help to educate their peers on how to live healthier lives.The Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassadors are Samya Ahsaan, Keziah Bernadas, Jocelyn Boyle, Angela Cantu, Amanda Chapa, Chris Choi, Maysam Daghestani, Maielah Davis, Emeri Drewry, Fatima Figueroa, Bianca Garcia, Madeline Guerra, Mayra Gutierrez, Alex Hernandez, Alberto Lopez, Ashlyn Martinez, Madison McCandless, Aislyn Morales, Emma Morales, Brian Peña, Heaven Peña, Joseph Peña, Catalina Ramirez, Rene Reyna, Eduardo Rivas, Elyssa Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Evan Williams, and Trevor Williams.Commissioners Court congratulated the newly appointed ambassadors and officers.
Photo: Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services staff member Andrea with the Hidalgo County 4-H Ambassadors, 4-H Council and Healthy South Texas Ambassadors and the Commissioners Court.