State 4-H Leadership Teams
Meet the Leadership Team
2013-2014 State 4-H Officers
Officers for 2013-2014 are, front from left, Sierra Baca from Santa Fe County, Reporter; Kylie Butterfield of De Baca County, Secretary; Lily Woodall of Dona Ana County, Parliamentarian; and Shelby Herrera of Valencia County, Vice President. Back row: Joshua Adams of Dona Ana County, Song and Recreation leader; Koby Cone of Roosevelt County, Treasurer; and Lane Wallace of Roosevelt County, President.
President - Lane Wallace
Lane Wallace, who served as a 4-H Diplomat last year, is a senior at Floyd High School. During his 4-H career, he has held many leadership offices including Roosevelt County Council president this year and Floyd 4-H Club president for four years. He has also participated at Boys State and is a member of the National Honor Society. "When I was a diplomat I decided that I wanted to run for a state office to develop my leadership skills even further," Lane said. "4-H is a great way to push yourself to learn and do new things."
Vice President - Shelby Herrera
Shelby Herrera, who served as a 4-H Diplomat last year, is a Home School senior. She was the recipient of the State 4-H Record Book trip to the National 4-H Congress in 2013. She is currently serving as Valencia County Council president and received the county's Top Hand Award in 2011. She has participated in dog project for 10 years and photography for seven years. "I loved serving New Mexico 4-H as a diplomat and wanted the opportunity to serve again, so I ran for a state office," Shelby said. "4-H is my life. I enjoy making friends and learning from the workshops."
Secretary - Kylie Butterfield
Kylie Butterfield, who is a junior at Fort Sumner High School, served as a 4-H Diplomat last year, as well as being the De Baca County Council president, and president of Chaparral 4-H Club. At the 2012 state conference she helped with several workshops and led a session. For two years in a row, at the 2011 and 2012 state conference, she was senior clothing high point individual. This year she was senior high point individual at the Southeast District Horse Show. "I wanted to be a state officer to make a difference in other people's lives and to be a positive role model to other youth," Kylie has said. "I enjoy all aspects of the state conference, but mostly the friends I make will be remembered forever."
Treasurer - Koby Cone
Koby Cone,a senior at Dora High School, said he wanted to be a state officer "to help New Mexico 4-H grow and to make a difference for 4-H members, whom I can influence to have a better 4-H experience." During his career, Cone has been Roosevelt County's Outstanding 4-H Member at each level --Cloverbud, Novice, Junior and Senior -- and has served as club and county council officer, including president. He has received top team and individual honors in livestock judging, dairy judging, livestock skill-a-thon, wildlife and public speaking.
Reporter - Sierra Baca
Sierra Baca, who is Grant High School Class of 2014 president and a member of the National Honor Society, has served as a 4-H Diplomat as well as her club president. "I wanted to be a state officer because I love 4-H and couldn't wait to help out the program as much as I can." She has participated in many different 4-H projects, including showing animals such as chickens, goats, pigs and lambs, as well as sewing and baking. "My favorite thing about 4-H is state events where I get wonderful opportunities to develop various skills and to meet wonderful and friendly people."
Parliamentarian - Lily Woodall
Lily Woodall, who was a 4-H Ambassador last year, is a Home School senior. She has served on the Dona Ana County Council leadership team for four years; and is a junior leader for horse project in her county. During her 4-H career, Woodall has received many high point awards for public speaking and demonstrations. "I have had a great experience in 4-H," Lily has said. "It has taught me many life skills to prepare me to be a responsible adult, who will contribute to the community. I want to help pass this on to others.
Song and Rec - Josh Adams
Adams is a junior at Las Cruces High School. He is an active member in 4-H and has received the Danforth I Dare You Award. His participating in 4-H projects ranges from shooting sports to dairy heifer, and from knitting to baking. "I enjoy leading by example," Josh has said. "I wanted to be a 4-H state officer because I think it will be a fun and rewarding experience. Being able to teach younger members and members my age will be an awesome experience."
Left to Right:
Brian Roberts - Taos County, Allison Wilton - De Baca County, Kelsey Dobesh - Santa Fe County, Wade Stearns - Lincoln County
Left to Right:
Sullivan Woodall - Dona Ana County, Brooke Baca - Santa Fe County, Makayla Richardson - Dona Ana County, Wade Roberts - Taos County
State 4-H Leadership Team Applications
The leadership team consists of senior 4-H members that are officers, diplomats, and ambassadors. Certification and/or applications for State Officer positions are sent out by the State 4-H Office in late spring and must be returned to the State 4-H Office by mid June. Certification and/or applications for State Ambassador and Diplomat positions are sent out by the State 4-H Office in August and must be returned to the State 4-H Office by mid November.