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By Gabby Sexton
Seeley-Swan High School, Grade 11 

What it Means to Be a 4-Her

Junior Journal

Series: Junior Journal | Story 16

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Gabby Sexton with her steer this summer. She won Reserve Champion for Beef Showmanship at the 2016 Western Montana Country Fair.

4-H was created to empower young people and to give them the tools to grow in their individual strengths. But many people still ask, "Why join 4-H? What's so great about it?"

The benefits 4-H can have for young people are vast and different for each individual member. As the 4-H pledge says, all it takes is your heart, head, hands and health.

As soon as I reached second grade, which is the grade level a student must be to join, I became a Cloverbud. I entered baked goods and school art projects. Eventually, I turned nine and then I was an official 4-H member.

I started out with two Wilder...

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