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Two 4-H leaders named to Hall of Fame

Dorothy Carlson (left) and Sherry Howey with Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier after being inducted into Alberta’s 4-H Hall of Fame.
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Two outstanding Albertans are being recognized for their longtime service to 4-H and their communities.

Dorothy Carlson from Cherhill and Sherry Howey from Valleyview are the 82nd and 83rd inductees into Alberta’s 4-H Hall of Fame.

Carlson has been a 4-H leader and volunteer for nearly 20 years at the club, district, and provincial levels. She has held numerous positions, including regional council president and northwest director, and has been a member of numerous committees.

Howey joined 4-H as a youth member and has been a 4-H leader and volunteer for more than 15 years at the district, regional and provincial levels. She has held such positions as district council president and Peace Region director.

The 4-H Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional 4-H leaders for their exemplary service, mentorship and volunteerism in their communities. Candidates are nominated by their 4-H peers and are evaluated based on their leadership qualities, community references and contributions to 4-H, agriculture and their local communities.

Set to celebrate its centennial in 2017, 4-H Alberta is the largest youth organization in the province with more than 250,000 alumni.

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