EAST AMWELL, NJ - Three teen girls are the Hunterdon County 4-H Ambassadors for the next year.
The selection of Lianna Bonacorsi of Flemington and Morgan Krupa and Ally Snyder, both of Ringoes, was announced during the opening ceremonies at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
As Ambassadors, they help promote the 4-H program at various public and civic events beginning with the fair. Events include judging 4-H Cloverbud activities and assisting with the Market Lamb Sale and Farm-to-Table auction at the fair; emceeing 4-H Achievement Night; and attending the 4-H Leader Appreciation event and the Farmers and Businessmen’s Picnic.
Lianna Bonacorsi is four-year participant in the Hunterdon County 4-H program. She is active in Creative Kids, Youth Council and Junior Leaders. She currently holds the offices of president of Creative Kids and vice president of Junior Leaders.
“Lianna thrives on community service and leadership,” said Sherrie Peterson, county 4-H program associate. “She helped plan the Junior Leader Dance that raised funds for ALS. She assists her neighbors in need of help by preparing dinners for them as they struggle with illness. And through school, she helped children improve their public speaking skills.
“She organized and helped plan North Jersey Teen Conference and was a New Jersey representative to Citizenship Washington Focus. She loves to give back to the community and will be a great role model for our 4-H program,” Peterson said.
Morgan Krupa is an eight-year member of the Fur n’ Feathers small animal club and the Junior Leaders group. She has held multiple offices in her clubs. Through her knowledge in raising chickens, she has started her own business breeding and selling Polish chickens; she has expanded showing and marketing them throughout the East Coast, Peterson noted.
“Morgan has exemplified excellent public speaking ability during her 4-H career through community events, county and state presentations” Peterson reported. Nationally, Morgan has attended Leadership Washington Focus and Citizenship Washington Focus, representing New Jersey. This past year she attended and assisted with the North Jersey Teen Conference.
“Morgan is very enthusiastic about the Hunterdon 4-H program and will do a great job getting more youth involved,” Peterson said.
Ally Snyder has been a member of the Junior Leaders and Round Valley Riders 4-H horse club for five years. During her involvement, she has presented presentations on club, county and state level. She enjoys talking to people about the 4-H Program. She has held multiple leadership positions and worked on many club committees.
Ally is a member of the Pink Ladies Performance Team, which raises money for breast cancer awareness. She works with younger club members, getting them involved in this service project, Peterson said. On the state level, she has attended North Jersey Teen Conference, Horse Bowl and Winter Camp.
“Ally would like to inform others of what 4-H is and how to become involved. She will do a great job informing others of all the opportunities that 4-H holds,” Peterson said.