FLEMINGTON, NJ - Each year the Hunterdon County 4-H program appoints outstanding teens to represent it as a 4-H Ambassador. Three outstanding teens were selected as 4-H Ambassadors for the 2019-20 4-H year: Lindsey Davis, Rachel Ewing and Leah Urmston.
They were introduced at this year’s Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair and will serve for the next year, assisting the 4-H staff at various events.
Lindsey Davis of Bethlehem Township is an eight- year member of Hunterdon 4-H. Her clubs are Creative Kids, Fur and Feathers, Hunterdon Deadeyes and Junior Leaders. Lindsey loves to engage in community service projects, 4-H Assistant Sherrie Peterson said. She enjoys the feeling of “giving back” and has participated in “Blankets for Veterans”, Riding with Heart, flowers for the Food Pantry and the Earth Day program.
She is very artistic and enjoys presenting creative workshops through Youth Council and Creative Kids. She has attended Citizenship Washington Focus and the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships. She is a Certified Archery Youth Instructor with Hunterdon Deadeyes, and this past year she won a room award for her State Presentation on Down syndrome. Lindsey is going into her senior year at North Hunterdon High School.
Rachel Ewing of Franklin Township is an eight-year member of the Hunterdon County 4-H program. She is active in Kick Butt Kids 4-H Goat Club and Hunterdon Deadeyes 4-H Shooting Sports. Rachel thrives on promoting the 4-H program, Peterson said, encouraging young children to become involved. She believes 4-H is an outstanding youth development program. She serves as president of both the Kick Butt Kids and Hunterdon Deadeyes. She enjoys promoting dairy products and was also recently named Hunterdon County Dairy Princess.
She attended Citizenship Washington Focus, North Jersey Teen Conference and National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships. Rachel is a certified Youth Rifle Instructor and enjoys coaching young shooters in the Hunterdon Deadeyes. She will also be a senior at North Hunterdon Regional High School.
Leah Urmston, also of Franklin Township, is an 8-year member of the Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club and also active in Junior Leaders. She has held the office of president and vice president of her club. She is one of the senior members in the club and is a good role model for the younger members, Peterson said. Leah is a “behind the scenes” worker who attends set-up and clean-up sessions for many of the major 4-H events including Achievement Night and County Presentations. She enjoys working with the younger members of the sheep club, showing them how to make felted soap and decorate wreaths for the holiday sales.
Leah is home-schooled, going into her senior year. She is active in community service and has been involved in Samaritan’s Purse, donating to the Food Pantry and doing yard work for Good News Home for Women.