Washington County 4-H Leadership Program

Please note: All forms below are current; updated 8/30/18.

4-H AMBASSADOR PROGRAM 

Application deadline for the 4-H Ambassador Program is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by 5pm. 

The primary goal of the Washington County 4-H Ambassador Program is to develop leadership skills and build communication skills to be utilized in an advocacy role for the Washington County 4-H Program as well as in other aspects of the Ambassador's life.

Youth ages 16-18 as of January 1, 2019 are eligible to apply.

Chase Clausen

I'm Chase Clausen, a Senior at Blair High School. My parents are Cindy and Troy, and I have a brother, Triston. I am involved in Blair Trap Team, Boy Scouts, FBLA, and NHS. This is my second year serving as an Ambassador, and I have also served as Secretary on Washington County 4-H Council. My favorite thing about 4-H is all of the skills I have learned from leadership to skills to finish projects. 

Luke Mathiesen

I’m Luke Mathiesen, a junior at Blair High School. My parents are Matt and Rebecca and I have a brother, Jake. We live on a farm in Herman, Nebraska. Showing cattle is one of my passions in 4-H. I’ve competed in showing breeding, market and stocker feeders, woodworking, welding, shooting sports, electrical, tractor driving, design decision and preserving heirlooms. I’m excited to be an Ambassador encouraging others to get involved in 4-H. I’m serving my 2nd year as member of the 4-H Council. I play football, basketball and baseball for Blair High School.  I am serving my 2nd year as the Vice President of the Blair FFA Chapter. Being involved in 4-H has given me amazing opportunities to challenge myself try new things. I look forward to this year serving as a Washington County 4-H Ambassador.

Joel Murch-Shafer

Hi, my name is Joel Murch-Shafer. I have one sister, Jenna, and my parents are Karen and Rick. I attend Blair High School as a Senior and participate in many activities. I participate in Cross Country and Soccer. I am an AEP mentor for the freshman class, and I am the elected Web Designer for the Future Business Leaders of America Club. I also am a Team Leader for National Honors Society. However, I am most active in my 4-H First Tech Challenge Team, The RoboBears, where I am the President. My favorite thing about 4-H is being able to compete with my First Tech Challenge Team and being able to connect with other First Tech Challenge Teams.

Mallory Ruwe

I'm Mallory Ruwe, a sophomore at Arlington High School. My parents are Cindy Laaker and Scott Ruwe and I have a sister, Mikayla Ruwe. I am involved in FBLA, the Arlington Dance Team, Volleyball and Track. I am currently serving on 4-H Council. My favorite thing in 4-H is showing animals.

Caleb Vaughn

I'm Caleb Vaughn, the youngest of five children to Allen and Mary Vaughn. I have two brothers, Brandon Vaughn, and Andrew Vaughn, and two sisters, Marysa Vaughn, and Anna Vaughn. I am a Junior at Blair High School. I play oboe for Blair High School Concert Band and pit orchestra. I play saxophone for marching band and Jazz Band. I am also in Blair High School Concert Choir. I have been active in 4-H for 10 years. During my spare time I like to hang out with friends, watch Netflix, spend time with my pets and play video games. My favorite thing about 4-H is all the new experiences and participating at the Washington County Fair.

4-H JUNIOR AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Application deadline for the 4-H Junior Ambassador Program is Monday, October 1, 2018 by 5pm. 

The primary goal of the Washington County 4-H Junior Ambassador Program is to develop leadership skills and build communication skills to be utilized in an advocacy role for the Washington County 4-H Program as well as in other aspects of the Junior Ambassador's life.

Youth ages 13-15 as of January 1, 2019 are eligible to apply. 

Norah Cloudt

Norah Cloudt is an 8th grade student at Otte Blair Middle School.  She is involved in a variety of activities, both in and out of school. Norah participates in Odyssey Show Choir, Student Senate, Concert Choir, Concert Band, Circle of Friends, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Yearbook Staff, and she is a Drum Major for Marching Band. Norah is also involved in many activities at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She participates as a Sunday School Teacher, Nursery Attendant, Acolyte, Vacation Bible School Leader, and she has represented her parish on Mission Trips for the past two summers. Norah is a certified soccer official and officiates youth soccer games in Blair and Omaha. She is a member of the WashCo Blazers 4-H Club where she has served as Vice-President. Her favorite activities within 4-H are helping to prepare the fairgrounds for the county fair each year, attempting new projects, assisting with judging day, and participating in club activities with her friends. Norah lives with her parents, Jason and Nicole Cloudt, and her younger brother, Judson, on their family farm outside of Kennard, NE.

Adriana Hernandez

My parents are Tony & Micki Hernandez and I have one older sister, Sabrina. I am in 7th grade at Fort Calhoun Jr/Sr High School. I participate in basketball, softball, and band at school.  I swim for the Blair Barracudas year-round. I am involved in the CCD program and serve at my church.  I am a member of the Pioneer Pals 4-H club and I volunteer at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and the Blair Public library. My favorite thing about 4-H is showing all of my animals and being able to work with other people who care about making things happen too.  

Kendra Loseke

I'm Kendra Loseke and I have been in 4-H for 7 years. My parents are Kurt and Kari Loseke and I have one older sister, Kelsey. I'm a 10th grader at Blair High School. I'm involved in FFA, Drama Club, Band, Flag Squad, and Film Analysis Club. One thing I love about being in 4-H is getting to be around and interact with animals almost every day. 

Jenna Murch-Shafer

Hi, my name is Jenna Murch-Shafer.  My parents are Karen and Rick and I have an older brother named Joel.  I go to Otte Blair Middle School and am in the eighth grade.  I love to play many different sports especially basketball, softball and soccer.  I play the trumpet for concert band and piano for jazz band.  I also enjoy playing around with my ukulele.  My favorite thing about 4-H is all the cool projects you get to be involved with.  Some of my favorite projects involve photography, baking and woodworking.  

 

Courtney Smith

My parents are Vicki and Matt Smith and my brothers are Matty, Dusty & Stetson Smith. I go to Fort Calhoun Jr/Sr High and I’m in 8th Grade. My extra-curricular activities are band, Vacation Bible School helper, Religious Education and Girl Scouts. My favorite thing about 4-H is doing all of the cool projects and seeing if they go to the State Fair.