A huge congratulations are in order for our very own Arielle Ampeh who has been selected as the recipient of the Connie Collier 4-H Scholarship award for her outstanding work in horse programming amongst her other 4-H activities! Here's the announcement of the award with a write up about Arielle!
Connie Collier Scholarship 2014 Award Winner
Arielle Ampeh of Fairfax County
Outstanding definitely describes this year’s winner of the Connie Collier 4-H Scholarship Award from Fairfax County. Some of her 4-H achievements include:
· 4-H Club Peer Recognition Awards for Mentoring, Sportsmanship, and Pledge Values
· Fairfax County 4H Fair Design Contest winner (T-Shirt and Program Cover), 2012, 2013
· Fairfax County 4-H Achievement Night Awards include the Volunteer Gold Star, Senior Fair Supporter and “Hands” Award (for exemplary community service)
· Served as Fairfax County 4H Fair Queen and presided over the Opening Ceremony to introduce our fair supporters serving in county, state, and national leadership positions.
· Won the Overall Trophy in the Stakes Race on her medium pony at the State 4-H Horse Championships and won Gymkhana Championships in Northern and Southeast 4H Districts.
· Tapped into the Virginia Chapter of 4-H All Stars
· Represented 4-H as a Safer Internet Day Youth Panelist with US Senator Charles Schumer, streamed live around the world
· Served as a VA delegate and a Youth Design Team member at National 4H congress 2012 and 2013 in Atlanta, GA
Over the years, Arielle has served in many 4H positions, ranging from State Dog Council member to Fair Superintendent, and has held many leadership roles at the club and county level, including Historian, Vice President, President, and Camp Counselor/instructor.
Arielle is thrilled to have been awarded the Connie Collier Award to show the top colleges she is applying to that she has excelled in her favorite non-school activity in addition to being a National Merit Scholar and having an excellent academic record.
Congratulations to Arielle Ampeh of Fairfax County!