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Local youth selected as state 4-H secretary

Officers were elected at the 4-H state conference held at New Mexico State University in July and state secretary J'Nae Wood says she is 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)

Wood is a 17-year-old senior at Capitan High School in Lincoln County. During her time in 4-H she has completed projects relating to archery, wildlife, photography, sewing and baking.

"Each project has helped me in different ways to reach goals, mature and learn about taking responsibility and about leadership skills," Wood said.

She also said she has been better able to apply herself in school and work as a result of things she has learned in 4-H. Wood said she looks forward to her state officer position so that she can help 4-Hers around the state and hone her leadership skills in the process.

Wood plans to attend New Mexico State University after graduating from high school and would like to major in agriculture extension and education.

"After college graduation, I hope to obtain a job as either an agriculture extension agent or as an agriculture education teacher," Wood said.