Seminole County 4-H Leader Earns State Recognition

Posted on: 8/10/2017 3:58:32 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.

 Strong adult leadership for young horsemen today helps ensure a vital horse industry in the future. Any leader who volunteers time and effort to the Florida 4-H Horse Programs and youth horse industry should be recognized. This year our very own Liz Jett was recognized at the state level with the Elaine Keir Memorial Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award. Liz was recently received this recognition at the 2017 4-H State Horse Show at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

Elizabeth Liz Jett joined 4-H at age 9, now in her 30s she has spent the majority of her life involved with 4-H. As a 4-H member Liz participated in the horse program in Seminole County. She competed at the county, area and state level. She also competed in the county events competition annually and held leadership offices within her club. While in 4-H she even won Seminole County Horseman of the Year. After high school she led her own 4-H club and continues to do so. Additionally, she was the 2008 dressage coach for the University of Central Florida. In addition to serving as the Hoofing It 4-H Club leader, Liz also designs the jump patterns for our horse shows, manages the jump equipment, serves on the State 4-H horse advisory board, and operates the Encore Equestrian Center. Now as an adult Liz has her own child in the 4-H horse program. Seminole County is thankful for Lizs years of service to the 4-H Horse program.

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