Dodge County Leader Announced as WI 4-H Hall of Fame Laureate

MADISON — Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development is excited to announce the 2020 Hall of Fame Laureates including nine volunteers, supporters, and staff who have impacted Wisconsin 4-H.

“As I read the biographies of these laureates, I was amazed at all they have each accomplished and feel sincere gratitude for their tireless championing of 4-H,” says Dondieneita Fleary-Simmons, Wisconsin 4-H Program Manager. “It is an honor to recognize these laureates for their leadership and contribution to 4-H in Wisconsin. My commitment to these individuals is to uphold their legacy by continuing the great work that they started so many years ago, the work of developing civically engaged leaders, and creating opportunities-4-all youth to belong to and thrive in this life-changing organization.”

The Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame was established to recognize 4-H volunteers, financial supporters, staff and pioneers who made major contributions to the 4-H movement at the local, state and national levels. The candidates represent 4-H in the broadest sense – people who had an impact on the lives of children, their community or state through significant contributions of time, energy or financial resources to 4-H and its members.

Sherry Helmer, Dodge County 4-H Leader

Sherry Helmer has been dedicated to the Dodge County 4-H program for 45 years as a project, activity and general leader, while being passionate about working with youth and her community. She values the educational aspects of 4-H and the important role volunteers have in a successful program. She is willing to devote whatever time it takes to plant seeds of learning, grow a strong program, and to “make the best better”.

She is dedicated to empowering youth and adults to take active leadership and participant roles, especially in the Horse Project. This encourages everyone to fully engage and optimizes learning
Sherry is a superb role model for youth and adults involved in the 4-H program and beyond. Individuals who work with Sherry are impressed by her sincerity and commitment to creating meaningful experiences for youth.

Congratulations Sherry!

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