The 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador Board will provide a venue for 4-H Teens to:

    1. Represent 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports for public relations purposes at special events; at donor/supporter functions and with the general public, peer groups, 4-H groups, community service groups, schools and media contacts.
    2. Serve as spokespersons for the KY 4-H Shooting Sports program in their District and State -helping to make 4-H Shooting Sports programs more visible.
    3. Further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.
    4. Assist in maintaining relations with 4-H Faculty and Cooperative Extension Administrators as well as past, present and future program donors and supporters.
    5. Continue and expand their involvement in 4-H Shooting Sports beyond the shooting skills and competitive levels.
    6. Stay actively connected with the 4-H Shooting Sports program as they enter their collegiate years and further into adulthood.

Participants: Two representatives allowed per District
Age Eligibility: Minimum of 15 years of age up to 17 years of age
Shooting Sports Teen Coach Certification: Required.
Term: 1 year term. Board members may not serve on any other state teen board while serving as Ambassador.
Contact your County 4-H Agent for more information and to apply for the Board.
Ambassador Teen Board Application 2019-2020    Word   PDF   and Ambassador Fact Sheet

 If a county/club is interested in having an Ambassador visit and present to a group, a Visit Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Extension Specialist for Shooting Sports at dfox@uky.edu. It can also be faxed to 859-257-7180.  Once received, the Specialist will contact the county to confirm approval for the Ambassador to attend.

MEET OUR 2018-2019 SHOOTING SPORTS TEEN AMBASSADORS:

THE TEEN AMBASSADOR BOARD 

(Photos Courtesy of Harry and Debra Spillman)

   

Ashley Hunt              District 1 Fleming County

Hello, everyone! My name is Ashley Hunt and I am from Fleming County. I attend Fleming County High School as a junior. I have been involved in 4-H since 4th grade and have been a member of our county Shooting Sports Club for 5 years. I participate in pistol, archery, blackpowder, and trap, and I am a certified pistol coach. 4-H has been the backbone of my development as a leader and has molded me into the person I am today. I am honored to be a first year Teen Ambassador Board Member. Along with being an active 4-H member, I also participate in Health Occupational Students of America, Sources of Strength, Beta, Band, and our high school bowling team.

Contact Ashley at ashleymarie4104@gmail.com606-748-2405.

 

Kash Stevens     District 1 - Elliott County

My name is Kash Stevens, and I am the D 1 Teen Ambassador for the 2018-2019 4-H program year. I am a senior at Elliott County High School. I have been in shooting sports for four years, and I am a certified teen coach in shotgun. I am also an active member in 4-H, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, Beta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Unite.  Shooting sports is more than just a club, it is program that teaches life lessons. I have learned leadership, responsibilities, and self-courage through 4-H.

Contact Kash at kash1266@icloud.com; 606-776-4000.

Colton Frasier    District 4 - Anderson County

Howdy, I am Colton Frasier I am from Anderson county in  D 4, and I am a senior at Anderson County High where I shoot archery. I am a certified teen coach in trap. I am a returning Ambassador, and I have been in 4-H for 10 years. I have been in shooting sports for 7 years. Shooting sports has thought me a lot of things over the years, and I hope to spread that message in the coming year.

Contact Colton at coltonfrasier@gmail.com; 502-680-2129.

Mason Schwarberg    District 4 - Fayette County

I am Mason Schwarberg one of the Ambassadors for District #4. I am currently a junior in high school. I have been in the 4-H Shooting Sports program for 8 years, and am a Certified Teen Coach in Archery, Pistol and Shotgun. I am also in my school’s FFA. This is my first year as a Teen Ambassador. I became a Teen Ambassador, because I love seeing the kids’ faces light up when they finally hit a target or shoot a gun for the first time. I wanted to spread that in not only my community but all across the state.

Contact Mason at maceberg@yahoo.com; 859-351-5772

Ryan Hebert      District 5 - Casey County 

Greetings, my name is Ryan Hebert. I’m from Casey County and am one of the D 5 Teen Ambassadors. Currently, I have been involved in the Shooting Sports Program for seven years. During my 4-H career, I have become a certified coach in shotgun and am the club president for Casey County shooting sports. Along with my involvement in 4-H, I am a junior in high school, involved in Civil Air Patrol, and currently enrolled as a duel credit student at Somerset Community College. The Shooting Sports Program has shaped me into the person I am today, and I look forward to helping others start their 4-H journey.

Contact Ryan at rhebert@kywg.cap.gov; 606-261-0175

Madelyn Bolin            District 5 - Nelson County

 Hello, my name is Madelyn Bolin, and I am a senior at Bolin Christian Academy. My plan is attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical School to pursue a culinary arts degree. Nelson County, District 5 is my home. Teen Council, Forestry, the Speech and Demonstrations Contest, and of course Shooting Sports are just a few things I do in 4-H. I am a Certified Teen Coach in Archery and Shotgun. As this is my ninth and last in year as a Shooting Sports member, I plan to make it a good one. In July 2018, I was selected, along with two other Ambassadors, to attend the National Teen Leadership Institute. This is a national level training for teen ambassadors, where we strengthen our leadership, communication, teamwork skills, and how to have a professional social media presence and much more. I look forward to serving you as a Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador.

Contact Madelyn at m.bolin2018@gmail.com502-460-5117.

 

Caleb Enlow     District 5 - Nelson County

Hi I’m Caleb Enlow from Nelson County. I am a freshman at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. I have been involved in 4-H Shooting Sports since 2007 and an Ambassador for three years. During my time in 4-H, I have been certified as a rifle and hunter challenge teen coach and have served as a coach at shooting sports camp for the last five years. I am also involved in FFA, 4-H forestry, National Archery in the Schools (NASP), Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), and the Nelson County 4-H teen council.

 Contact Caleb at longhunter2698@gmail.com or 502-507-8701.

Nathan Adkins      District 6 - Warren County

My name is Nathan Adkins, and I have been in Shooting Sports for 6 years.  I am a 3rd year returning Teen Ambassador for District 6.  I have been the president and vice president of my shooting sports club.  I am a Teen Coach, certified in Trap, Archery, and Black Powder. I plan to attend Spring Certification for rifle.  I have attended the State Competition for 5 years. In Shooting Sports, I participate in Trap, .22 Rifle, .22 Pistol, and Black Powder.  I am also involved in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), I was in FFA for 3 years and have been on the trap and horse judging team for 1 year. Also I have recently been an officer in my school's JROTC programfor 1 year.

Contact Nathan at rottychantz@gmail.com or 270-320-2878

Ryan Brown             District 6 - Warren County

I am Ryan Brown one of the Teen Ambassadors for district 6. I have been involved in the 4-H Shooting Sports for 7 years, and this is my first term as a Teen Ambassador. In the Warren County 4-H Shooting Sports program, I am the president as well as a teen coach in the disciplines of rifle and archery. I am a Sophomore at South Warren High School and in addition to 4-H Shooting Sports, I am involved in FFA, Civil Air Patrol, and NASP.

Contact Ryan at rdbrown01@yahoo.com; 270-421-3838.

Laiken Ellegood  District 7 - Carlisle County

Hello, my name is Laiken Ellegood. I am a returning District 7 Teen Ambassador. I am also a National Teen Ambassador. I am a Senior at Carlisle County High School. I have been in 4-H Shooting Sports for 8 years. I am very involved within my community and my school and sports. I am currently the President of my FFA chapter. I am the President of my Shooting Sports Club in my county. I am certified as a Teen Coach in Shotgun. 4-H has been a huge part of my life, it has molded me to become the leader I am today.

Contact Laiken at laiken.ellegood@yahoo.com; 270-562-0538 

Chase Young     District 7, Lyon County

Hi, my name is Chase Young and I am a senior at Lyon County High School. I serve as a Teen Ambassador for District 7. I have been involved in 4-H for 9 years, 7 of those years in which I have participated in Shooting Sports. I am certified in rifle, but I compete in rifle, trap, pistol, and archery. Shooting Sports has impacted my life in so many ways, from the great memories and being able to lead youth, to the accomplishments and opportunities it has brought me. Recently, I became a National Shooting Sports Ambassador. As far as 4-H awards in general, I currently have the Silver Honors Award and plan to apply for Gold Award this November. I also enjoy going to camps and conferences any chance I get; I help a lot with the youth in our local clubs. I am also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. 

Contact Chase at  chase.young4625@gmail.com270-206-5275.

2017-2018 Ambassadors with their Adult Mentor Calvin Andries, Franklin Co., and training leadership Chandler Young, Nelson Co, Audrie Swain, McCracken, and Stephen Bolin, Nelson Co.

  

2018-2019 Ambassadors in training

                                                                                                                                                                       

(Photos Courtesy of Harry and Debra Spillman)


 

The 2013-2014 Teen Ambassadors organized and sponsored a "Change for Children" fundraiser to benefit Kosair's Children Hospital at the Spring Coach's Workshop March 2014.  They were successful in raising $208.75 for the charity.  Great job Ambassadors and coaches.  Many thanks for the donations.