Rebecca Watson was one of the nine students named State 4-H Winner at the State 4-H Congress Awards Banquet held at Clemson University. Senior 4-H members are eligible to submit a 4-H Portfolio for judging each year. The 4-H Portfolio is a comprehensive summary of your involvement in the 4-H Program and the impact it has made on your life. It is a collection of items and information documenting your leadership experiences, community service and citizenship, your 4-H Project work and a story and pictures showing your growth and achievement over a period of time. Those individuals with the highest score are named state winners and receive a $500 Scholarship and an expense paid trip to National 4-H Congress to be held in Atlanta, Ga.
Watson is in the eleventh grade at Chesterfield High School and has been involved in 4-H since the age of eight. She has a passion for animals. Watson has been involved in the 4-H Horse Project and Club, 4-H Goat Project, 4-H FACE Wildlife Project, and participated in 4-H Leadership Activities and attended 4-H Camps. Watson also enjoys competing in rodeos, as well as soccer, cross country track and field. Watson feels that 4-H has helped to open her mind to new career ideas while gaining confidence and life skills to achieve her “personal best”. Watson is the daughter of Jakie and Betty Lynn Watson and has a brother Thomas who is actively involved in 4-H.
Watson and the rest of the South Carolina delegation will be attending National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia in November. Her scholarship is sponsored by the South Carolina Association of Retired Clemson Extension Employees. Her trip is sponsored by the South Carolina State Fair.
4-H is the youth development program of Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and is open to youth ages 5-19. If you are interested in finding our more information contact the Chesterfield County Extension office at (843) 623-2134 or Michael McManus, 4-H Coordinator by e-mail at email@example.com.