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Local youth selected as state 4-H president and reporter

Officers were elected at the 4-H state conference held at New Mexico State University in July and state president Jeremy Witte and state reporter Savannah Arrey 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 Witte, 18, and Arrey, 17, are Doņa Ana County residents and 4-H members. Before being elected president, Witte had received the Doņa Ana County 4-H Honor Award, The Doņa Ana County Leadership Award and was the New Mexico 4-H state record book winner.

"I wanted to be a 4-H officer so that I can do my part to enhance our program and New Mexico agriculture," Witte said. "I want to be in a position where I can help and encourage others."

Arrey was involved in several projects for at least five years including scrapbooking and arts and crafts. Arrey said she has learned many skills by being a part of 4-H.

"Whether it's working with animals, public speaking, cooking or leadership, 4-H offers many opportunities for kids including myself that would otherwise not be available," Arrey said.

Witte is a freshman at NMSU majoring in agriculture economics and agriculture business. He hopes to build a career that will help strengthen and enhance agriculture in New Mexico. Arrey is a senior at Oņate High School and said she looks forward to working in a leadership role in 4-H and will continue to make agriculture a part of her college and business career.