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State 4-H officers elected at state conference

The 2007-08 State 4-H Council Officers were elected during the 84th Annual State 4-H Conference held July 9-13 in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University.

The seven officers campaigned throughout the week-long event with posters, business cards and speeches. Delegates representing counties from across the state voted for the candidates during the conference.

The 2007-08 president is Austin Graham, 17, of Clovis. He shows horses through the 4-H program. Graham also was the song and recreation leader for the 2006-2007 State Leadership Team.

Carlee Carman, 17, of Albuquerque was elected vice president. She shows pigs, goats, dairy heifers and steers. At the state conference, she competed in the Fashion Revue and the Home Economics Bowl.

Megan Meadors, 15, of Belen was elected secretary. Alicia Maez, 16, of Espanola was elected treasurer. Both show beef cattle through the 4-H program and competed in Public Speaking at the conference.

The 2007-08 reporter is Kasey Armstrong, 17, of Folsom. She shows horses, sheep and steers and judges livestock.

Mathew Omness, 16, of Tinnie is the 2007-08 parliamentarian. He shows steers, dairy heifers and pigs, and competed in Wildlife Habitat Evaluation and Impromptu Public Speaking.

The 2007-08 song and recreation leader is Tasha Powell, 15, of Reserve. She shows cattle, goats and horses. At the state conference she competed in Public Speaking.

The advisor to the 2007-08 State 4-H Council officers is Tamara Rowland of Bernalillo.

"We are looking forward to an exciting new year with new, creative ideas from each of the members of the officer team and promoting 4-H more through their activities," said Amy Zemler, 4-H activities specialist.

The NMSU 4-H program is dedicated to enabling youth to become productive, well-informed, self-reliant and responsible adults.