Seminole County 4-H Member Elected State 4-H President

Posted on: 8/10/2017 3:43:35 PM

4-H is a youth education program which provides youth ages 5-18 the opportunity to learn life skills while exploring projects such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), leadership, healthy living, and citizenship/leadership. You can become a member of 4-H by joining a Community 4-H Club, participating in a short term Special Interest Program, participating as an independent member or by being part of a 4-H School Enrichment Classroom Project. 

Steven Lommerse, Seminole County 4-H member from the “Teens in Action 4-H Club” will finish out his 10th and final year in 4-H serving as 4-H State Council President. Last week during 4-H University at the University of Florida, Steven was elected by his peers to serve as the 2017-2018 Florida 4-H State Council President. Steven’s reason for wanting to commit his senior year to the 4-H Youth Development Program, “Over half of my life has been dedicated to 4-H. This is my last year in 4-H, and I want to do all I can to positively impact other youth throughout Florida”.

            Steven has served on numerous committees at the county, district, state and national level. He has also participated in several 4-H leadership events over the years, including the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference, 4-H Healthy Living Summit, 4-H Day at the Capitol, and 4-H Legislature. Steven hopes to use his leadership experience to lead the Florida 4-H State Council, promote state level 4-H events, and work with state 4-H staff to push a new 4-H curriculum focused on workforce preparation. Steven believes this curriculum will increase 4-H numbers and prepare teens for life after high school, “This curriculum is geared towards high school students, ages 14-18. The students will be writing resumes, cover letters, public speaking ...This curriculum will benefit students when they apply for future jobs”.

Steven was surrounded by his family and friends after the 4-H State Council Officer Installation Ceremony last Thursday morning. Seminole County 4-H is proud of Steven’s accomplishments and congratulates him on his newly elected leadership position.

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