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New 4-H ambassadors chosen

The 2008 New Mexico State University 4-H Ambassadors were chosen and inducted during a 4-H Senior Leadership Retreat Jan. 18-20 in Albuquerque, N.M.


The new ambassadors are Heather Faust of Aztec, Wry Hurt of Deming, Georgia Mitchell and Carmen Runyan, both of Tucumcari.

The ambassadors were selected through an application process and inducted during the retreat's Saturday evening session. Their duties include working with the New Mexico 4-H Foundation, attending leadership training and assisting the 4-H state officer team.

Faust is in the 11th grade at Aztec High School. She has been a 4-H member for eight years and participates in the goat, horse, photography and baking projects. Outside of 4-H, she participates in church and school activities. Her parents are Paul and Tamara Faust.

Hurt attends Deming High School and is in the 11th grade. He has been in 4-H for nine years and shows swine and lambs and judges crops. He is a member of the National FFA Organization and Honor Society and plays football and runs track. He is the son of Tamara Hurt.

Mitchell is in the ninth grade at Tucumcari High School. She has been in 4-H for nine years and participates in horse and pig showing and livestock and horse judging. She is a member of the National FFA Organization and attends church and school activities. Her parents are Albert and Jeannette Mitchell.

Runyan is in the 11th grade and is home schooled. She has been a 4-H member for eight years and competes in impromptu public speaking and the Home Economics Bowl. She also enjoys kickboxing. Her parents are Gordan and Joyce Runyan.

The NMSU 4-H program is dedicated to providing opportunities for youth to develop leadership and communication skills, positive self-esteem and personal responsibility.