Honored for dedication

Published 4:00 am Sunday, February 28, 2010

Meagan Scott, Pearl River County 4-H Agent, was recently honored with the Achievement in Service Award (ASA) presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA).

Scott was among over 1100 4-H youth development professionals from across the nation to participate in the Association’s 63rd annual conference in Rochester, New York.

Each year, NAE4-HA recognizes members for their 4-H work by presenting awards for outstanding accomplishments in achievement, leadership, service, and communication. Scott received the ASA during the annual awards and donor recognition banquet.

This award is presented to an NAE4-HA member with at least three but not more than seven years of service to 4-H/Extension Youth Programming. The ASA is based on work with professional associations and Extension committees, professional improvement, professional accomplishments, personal interests, and community contributions.

NAE4-HA is a globally recognized, culturally diverse network for 4-H youth development professionals. Membership is open to local, regional, state, or national Cooperative Extension staff members who work with 4-H youth programs. Affiliate membership is available to other youth development professionals, former NAE4-HA members, and NAE4-HA donors and supporters. Membership in this organization provides News & Views, the official publication of NAE4-HA; opportunities for professional recognition and awards at the state, regional, and national levels; travel and educational scholarships and grants; opportunity to attend the annual NAE4-HA conference, featuring professional improvement seminars, poster sessions, research papers and exhibits; and leadership development opportunities through Association leadership positions and leadership development conferences.

The 2009 conference theme was “4-H: Imagine the Possibilities.”  The conference allowed 4-H/Extension Youth Development Professionals the opportunity to learn innovative, up-to-date educational information, methods and techniques, exchange ideas, and to promote cooperation among all Extension personnel.