Kentucky 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador Board 

Description

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts: mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity. The Teen Ambassador Board fosters mastery by empowering members to research, develop, present and teach concepts related to shooting sports and natural resources, belonging by building relationships with other 4-H’ers from across the state with similar interests, independence by encouraging the development of youth lead committees, and generosity through the planning of, and participation in, regular service projects.


Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be between the 4-H age (age as of Jan. 1st of current year) of 14 to 17 at the time of application.
  • Be a Kentucky resident.
  • Be a certified teen coach in at least one discipline and active in their county shooting sports program.
  • Be committed to accepting responsibility and following through on tasks.
  • Attend and participate in all board meetings, Summit, Shooting Sports Camp, Teen Conference, and State Competition (see application for list of dates).
  • Be responsible for their own expenses and travel arrangements for and from board meetings and activities.
  • Serve a full one (1) year term, beginning at Teen Conference through the next year’s State Competition, and may not serve on any other state teen board while serving as an Ambassador.

Each district is allowed 2 representatives on the board for a total of 14 youth each year.

Contact your county extension office for information regarding deadlines and fees (link)


Application Procedure

**Please Note: the state application deadline has been extended to June 1st, please check with you county agent for county deadlines**

Agent Resource Guide (LinkBlue Required)


Additional Information

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 ashley.marcum@uky.edu. Once received, the Specialist will contact the county to confirm approval for the Ambassador to attend.


State Contact:  Ashley Marcum | ashley.marcum@uky.edu | 859-218-0993


MEET OUR 2019-2020 SHOOTING SPORTS TEEN AMBASSADORS:

THE 2019 -2020 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 in District 1. I attend Fleming County High School as a Senior. I have been involved in 4-H since 4th grade and have been a member of our county Shooting Sports Club for 6 years. I participate in pistol, archery, blackpowder, and trap. I am a certified coach in both pistol and black powder. This is my second term on the Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador Board. 4-H has been a tremendous aspect of my upbringing. I am involved in our county 4-H Teen Council and Shooting Sports Program. I have attended various events such as 4-H Camp, Teen Conference, and volunteered for various 4-H programs in our county. Outside of 4-H, I participate in HOSA-Future Health Professionals, Beta, Band, Choir, Inter-Club Council, Future Business Leaders of America, and our high school bowling team.

Contact Ashley at ashleymarie4104@gmail.com           

Crecie Kelly

District 1 - Fleming County

Hello! My name is Crecie Kelly, I am from Fleming County and am currently serving as one of the District 1 Shooting Sports Teen Ambassadors. I attend Fleming County High School as a senior. I have been a part of 4-H since 4th grade and have been in the Shooting Sports program for 5 years. I have participated in Air Pistol, .22 Pistol, and Archery. I am a certified Teen Coach for the Pistol discipline. Along with being an active 4-H member, I am also actively involved in HOSA-Future Health Professionals, Future Business Leaders of America, Beta, and our high school band. While serving as a first year Teen Ambassador Member, I am really looking forward to encouraging others to be more actively involved in Shooting Sports.

Contact Crecie at ckelly3112@gmail.com

Justin Woods

District 2 - Laurel County

Hi, I am Justin Woods! I am from Perry County but I shoot with the Laurel County program. I am currently the District #2 ambassador. I am a junior at Buckhorn High School. I have been in 4-H for 4 years now. I am certified in archery and rifle. I am on the high school archery team at my school. This is my first year as an ambassador, I applied for the program so that I could try and help the other counties in my district get a shooting sports program started.

Contact Justin at justinwoods257@yahoo.com

Cecille Fiscus

District 3 - Grant County 

Hello, my name is Cecille Fiscus, and I am from Grant County. I am a junior at Crosstrails Homeschool. I have been involved in the 4-H program for five years, and am very excited to be serving as a District 3 Teen Ambassador Board Member! I am a certified teen coach in archery, shotgun, and black powder. I am very involved in 4-H, including Shooting Sports,Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), Livestock, Teen Council, Cooking, Wildlife Management,and many other clubs. I am also a third year scholar in the 4-H NRESci Academy.

Contact Cecille at cecillecasj@gmail.com

Mason Schwarberg

District 4 - Fayette County

Hi, I am Mason Schwarberg! I am an ambassador for District 4 from Fayette county. I am also a National Shooting Sports ambassador. I am currently a senior in high school at Bryan Station and Locust Trace Agriscience Center. I have been in the 4-H Shooting Sports program for 9 years. I am a Certified Teen Coach in Archery, Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun. I am also in my school’s FFA. This is my second 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

Noah Newell      

District 5 - Adair County

Hello, 4-H Shooting Sports Family!  My name is Noah Newell, I am a sophomore at Adair County High School and one of the D5 Shooting Sports Teen Ambassadors. I began in 4-H Shooting Sports four years ago and in that time, I have attended Shooting Sports Camp and Shooting Sports Certification Camp, where I became certified in shotgun and archery. 4-H has helped me build my leadership skills and helped to develop me into the person I am today. I am truly blessed to be serving on the SS TAB and fulfilling a dream. It would be my pleasure to serve your 4-H Shooting Sports Club in any way I can help.

Contact Noah at noahnewell4h@gmail.com

Ryan Hebert

District 5 - Casey County

Greetings, my name is Ryan Hebert. I’m from Casey County and am one of the District 5 Teen
Ambassadors. Currently, I have been involved in the Shooting Sports Program for eight years.
This year marks my second year on the Teen Ambassador Board and I am actively serving as
the president for the 2019-2020 term. 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 senior 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

Chloe Carter

District 6 - Warren County

Hey! My name is Chloe Carter and I am one of the teen ambassadors for District 6. I have participated in the 4-H shooting sports program for four years and am a certified teen pistol coach. I enjoy being able to help give younger club members an opportunity to shoot in a safe and fun environment. Currently, I am a freshman at Southcentral Kentucky Community College and am planning to transfer to EKU to pursue a masters degree in Occupational Therapy. I am very passionate about working with the special needs community. Outside of 4-H, I spend my time hiking, riding horses, and serving at my church. 

Contact Chloe at carter.chloe48@gmail.com 

Ryan Brown

District 6 - Warren County

Hello, I am Ryan Brown! I am one of the Teen Ambassadors from Warren County in District 6! I have been involved in 4-H Shooting Sports for 8 years and this is my second 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 junior at South Warren High School. In addition to 4-H Shooting Sports, I am involved in FFA, Civil Air Patrol, and NASP. I am happy to come speak with counties in my district and looking forward to helping the shooting sports programs in my district thrive!

Contact Ryan at rdbrown01@yahoo.com

Laiken Ellegood

District 7 - Carlisle County

Hello, my name is Laiken Ellegood. I am from Carlisle County. I am a District 7 Teen Ambassador. I am a freshman at Murray State University with a major in Agriculture in hopes to become an Extension Agent. I have been in 4-H Shooting Sports for 10 years. I am a returning State Ambassador and also a National Shooting Sports Ambassador. I am certified as a Teen Coach in Shotgun. Through my years of 4-H, I have taken away many wonderful experiences and opportunities. 4-H has been a very large part of my life. It has molded me to become the leader I am today.

Contact Laiken at laiken.ellegood@yahoo.com


Teen Ambassador Mentors (from left to right) Colton Frasier, Audrie Swain and Stephen Bolin