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Local youth selected as state 4-H vice president and parliamentarian

Officers were elected at the 4-H state conference held at New Mexico State University in July and state vice president Jacob Grant and state parliamentarian Jacob Lowry say they are looking forward to serving the community.

New Mexico State 4-H officers, from left, Brad Cosper, treasurer, Valencia County; J'Nae Wood, secretary, Lincoln County; Savannah Arrey, reporter, Dona Ana County; Jacob Grant, vice president, Bernalillo County; Jacob Lowry, parliamentarian, Bernalillo County ; Jeremy Witte, president, Dona Ana County. (Courtesy photo)

Both Grant, 16, and Lowry, 16, are Bernalillo County residents and long-time 4-H members. Grant is involved in many 4-H projects including photography, leather craft, sewing and various projects working with animals.

"I wanted to be a 4-H officer because it is a great opportunity to work with kids from other counties and learn from each others' experiences in 4-H," Grant said. "As a leader, I also hope to get across the idea that 4-H isn't just for country kids."

Lowry recently won a public speaking award and has been the Western National Round-Up Reserve Grand Champion for impromptu speaking. Lowry has also done work with sheep breeding and was able to sell his first lamb for $1,600.

"After graduating high school I plan to expand my sheep breeding operation so I can help more kids be able to show," Lowry said.