Mayer named North Dakota 4-H Ambassador

Area student selected for as state ambassadors.

By CHRISTINA KINDT
Hettinger County Extension

On Nov. 19, 2016, the selection committee from the North Dakota Center for 4-H, met in Washburn, N.D., to interview candidates who were being considered to join the ND State 4-H Ambassador Team.

The North Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors is a group of young adults from across North Dakota who are actively involved in 4-H.  They coordinate many activities that involve teaching youth and adults about topics such as leadership, team work and citizenship.

They specialize in planning and facilitating 4-H events, such as the annual statewide Extension Youth Conference, workshops, training sessions and regional events.  They strive to create events that are fun, educational and skill building, and promote self-improvement.  They also are active volunteers for 4-H programs in every North Dakota county.

Teddy Mayer, of Hettinger County, was selected to join the N.D. State 4-H Ambassador Team.  He will be the first Hettinger County Ambassador since 1999.  Mayer, was born and raised in Mott.  He is a Sophomore at Mott-Regent Public School and has been an active member in 4-H for nearly eight years.  He has participated in 4-H at the local, county and state level over the years.  He participates in 4-H meetings and activities within his 4-H group, The Flickertail 4-H Club, based in Mott.  He serves as the President of his club, which currently includes 65 members.

On a county level, he is active in the Hettinger County Fair, Communication Arts, and the Hettinger County Shooting Sports program.  For the last four years, Teddy has competed at the state level in 4-H trap shoots in Bismarck, and he has participated in Communication Arts at the N.D. State Fair for the last two years.  He has attended the Citizenship in Action program and attends 4-H camp in Washburn during the summer.  He is strongly considering being a camp counselor for the summer of 2017.

When asked, Mayer admits that the most rewarding part of 4-H is being able to work with other people.  He has taken on several leadership positions in 4-H and in school.  In school he is the Mott-Regent FFA Chapter Treasurer, the FBLA Vice-President and has been class president since seventh grade.  Mayer said that “his most fulfilling leadership moment is when he can lead by example in a team and bring everybody up!  In shooting sports there is nothing better than getting better as a team.  I love being able to give tips and pointers to younger shooters so that we can improve as a team.  I Love the motto, We over Me!”

Mayer feels that he can make a positive difference in the N.D. State 4-H Ambassador program.  He feels that he can provide a friendly and outgoing disposition and give a kind and positive attitude that will spread to others around him.  Not only does Teddy do the things he speaks about, various teachers, administrators and coaches at the Mott Regent Public School speak very highly of his passion, dependability, discipline and leadership.

The Hettinger County 4-H Council and NDSU Extension Service Hettinger County, congratulate Mayer on his achievement and wish him well throughout his six-year term of service.

He looks forward to experiencing new activities in his role as 4-H Ambassador and continuing to develop his leadership abilities.

Kindt is with the NDSU Extension Service of Hettinger County in Mott.

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