For the past decade, Tamarah Frank has been learning what it means to be part of the 4-H program.
Over that time, the member of the Redwood Rainbows 4-H Club has had a variety of experiences from exhibiting projects at the county fair to being a leader in her club.
“I started 4-H when I was in Kindergarten,” said Frank. “I really enjoy 4-H. It has been a great opportunity for me to learn and to meet a lot of new people.”
For the past few years, Frank has taken her 4-H experience to a new level as a member of the county ambassador program. As an ambassador, Frank has the chance to further develop her leadership skills and to become a spokesperson for the program at events such as the county fair.
The chance to let others know about 4-H in an effort to get them to become part of the program and to work with younger 4-Hers who are just learning the program are two ways in which she represents the county program.
Frank is taking on a new role this year in 4-H, as she was recently selected to be a state 4-H ambassador.
Frank is one of 30 state ambassadors who represent the 16,000 other 4-Hers at events such as the state fair.
In fact, Frank is going to be heading up to the state fair tomorrow and is going to be staying at the fair for the duration. While fellow classmates are studying, Frank is going to be enjoying her time at the fair talking to others about the benefits of 4-H.
“I am definitely excited about being a state ambassador,” she said. “It is going to give me a chance to gain new experiences and meet more people.”
She has already met the other ambassadors and will be getting to know all of them a lot more through Labor Day as they work together.
Her role at the state fair is to serve as a good will representative of 4-H doing things like greeting visitors, and helping out the other 4-Hers during their stay at the state fair.
“I think it is going to be a lot of fun,” said Frank.
In addition to working at the state fair, Frank and the other ambassadors are going to be putting on two leadership camps during the year, and she is going to be involved in various workshops and trainings during the year.
Frank said she is honored to have been selected, and she is going to do her best to represent 4-H to the people she meets.