Left to right: Front row – Erin Laroe, Zach Finch, Ryan Woolsey, Caitlin Reed
Back row – Stoker Williams, Coy Westbrook, Gabriel Alonzo
President – Stoker Williams, Smith CountyStoker Williams is a senior at Arp High School, where he is the center on the football team, alto saxophone section leader, president of his class and vice-president of the National Honor Society. Being in 4-H for 9 years has provided him many opportunities to learn and practice a variety of skills but most importantly, leadership skills. He is also involved in his church and is very passionate about serving the orphans of Zambia, Africa where he has spent a week each of the last five summers. He has been accepted to Texas A&M where he will study biomedical science towards his goal of becoming a pediatrician in order to help meet the medical needs of the children in Zambia.
1st Vice President – Ryan Woolsey, Smith CountyRyan Woolsey has been in 4-H for five years and in that time has started a club which specializes in STEM and physical fitness. He participates in public speaking, debate, robotics, jump roping, and various community service events through 4-H. Ryan wishes to one day become a business consultant and believes the networking and servant leadership skills 4-H has taught him will be invaluable in achieving that end.
2nd Vice President – Gabriel Alonzo, Harrison CountyGabriel Alonzo is a senior from Marshall, where he has been a Harrison County 4-H member for 10 years with his favorite projects being Communication & Expressive Arts, Food & Nutrition, and Photography. Besides 4-H, Gabriel has been a member of a TCAL State Championship Basketball team, takes gymnastics, juggles, plays soccer, takes dual credit classes at a university and recently went on a Mission/Study Abroad trip to Ecuador. Following graduation, Gabriel plans to attend East Texas Baptist University and major in Kinesiology and minor in Business.
3rd Vice President – Coy Westbrook, Trinity CountyCoy has been a 4-H member for the past eight years and has loved every minute participating in many different 4-H projects such as livestock, photography, public speaking, leadership, and food show just to name a few. His favorite 4-H project is livestock and this past year he has had the honor of becoming a Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador. He has learned what his passion is through his livestock projects and has decided to attend Texas A&M in the fall of 2015 to study Animal Science. He aspires to become a veterinarian and one day be able to help 4-Hers with their projects. Gig’em and God bless.
Secretary – Zachary Finch, Wood CountyZachary, better known as Zach, is a 17 year old Senior at Quitman High School where he has been very active in the National Honor Society, honor classes, dual credit college classes, and golf while holding down a part-time job for the last two years. He is the son of Grady Finch III and Anita Finch who serve as the club managers of the Quitman 4-H club. He was awarded the 4-H Gold Star honor last year and is a proud 10 year member of Quitman 4-H where he has held a variety of offices including president and council delegate. Zach is currently serving as the Wood County Council President, an office he also held last year and is also involved as a member of the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Advisory board. This year he is serving as a 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador.
Public Relations – Erin LaRoe, Angelina County