Throughout my life, 4-H has made an impact by shaping me into the person I am today and leading me on the path to become who I want to be. I have been given many opportunities to broaden my horizons, develop critical life skills, and make experiences that will always be with me.
I believe the 4-H has played a big part in who I am today. To completely explain what 4-H means to me, I would have to start at the very beginning, so that is what I am going to do.
The lower parts have been submerged and desiccated, shown by the layers of travertine, strand formations, and beaches (9). Scientists can infer that the basin was once filled with seawater due to the discovery of fossilized marine shells, corals, and oysters in the rock (9). The fossils are now above tide-level showing a change in elevation of the region (9). Dr. Stephen Bowers, who studies the region, writes, "The water of the old Tertiary Sea, which once prevailed here, must have been extremely favorable to the propagation and growth of mollusks, especially oysters”. There is also evidence of volcanic activity around the area in the form of craters stemming from Pinacate, an extinct volcano (9). Mud volcanoes, which release hot water, mud, and steam, are also evident in the area (9). Some important elements have been discovered in the region including sulphur deposits, sodium carbonate, and even gold (9). Changes in the course of the Colorado river have caused certain channels to dry up and shifts in the river-bed have probably taken place over the past centuries (9). Besides the ever changing land formation, the area itself is constantly dry (9). The highest temperatures are during the summer months, particularly July, when temperatures can spike to 121 degrees Fahrenheit (9). The lowest temperatures are in January, when it can dip down all the way to 24
The rock cycle is extremely helpful and useful for scientists all over the world. These scientists use physical geology, which carefully focuses on how rocks form into other rocks (Doc. 2). Also, through the rock cycle, three types of rocks form, which are called igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock (Doc. 1). The rock cycle is much like the water cycle, but it takes millions of years for a rock to form, wear down, and form again. Also, scientists need the rock cycle to watch how the rocks form overtime (OI). The scientists take careful looks at the rocks to study things like texture, composition, and where the rock came from (OI). That helps them figure out what type of rock it is and what it is useful for. That is why the
I started 4-H as an incredibly shy third-grader; all of the older members were so intimidating, and I had no idea where I would fit in. It didn't take long before 4-H changed my life because every single meeting, activity, and service project was geared towards all ages. I suddenly wanted to be a part of every service project my club did, and this sparked my passion for finding new ways to help my community and world. 4-H has helped me learn that I can lead groups well and in an organized fashion; this has lead to the success of the numerous service projects I've initiated with my club and community. I have also learned how to work with people of all ages by teaching younger members new skills, planning projects with adult leaders and parents,
Today’s 4-H program has made many advancements since it was first started. When 4-H was first started 4-H clubs were consisted of various boys’ and girls’ clubs that had to do with agriculture, home economics, and other related subjects according to “ History of 4-H | University of Maryland Extension.” Today 4-H clubs are consisted of boys and girls from different communities that can participate and do tons of different kinds of projects. Since 2010 to today’s date which is March 8, 2016 to many years beyond this the 4-H program has changed due to the drastically changing technology. In 2010 in Pope County the 4-H program mainly used paper copies for different types of information from fair updates, project areas, registering for livestock/projects for the county fair, and many more. Today however Pope County is using the internet and emailing the updates to 4-Her’s and their families. They do have some paper copies of things too, but they are mostly doing things online and through emails. 4-H has become a very big and popular program throughout the nation. The 4-H foundation started off as small little community corn contests, but stated at “4-H Today| An Overview,” today’s 4-H program has about 6.3 million youth participating throughout the program. From the 6.3 million kids that participate about 1.5 million kids participate in 4-H clubs,
One thing I did not expect as a young man during my journey in the Coast Guard, whether 4 years or 30, that I would have the privilege to meet some great leaders. I usually had the proper leadership for the stage of my career I was in to help me get to the next stage. BM2 Welch was there for the first stage, rough around the edges and a stickler for detail. Since I was still so new to the Coast Guard, I needed the firm hand BM2 provided. He gave me direction, taught me a work ethic I carry with me to this day. As a brand new petty officer, BMC Jeff Reed instilled in me the importance of holding people responsible for their actions. Furthermore, he talked a lot about family, showing me how important they are to a person’s life. To this
Have ever felt pure jubilation? Well I have! All because of 4-H! I think people should join 4-H because it’s a great learning experience, 4-H can help you get a job, help you get into a college or university, you can get a scholarship, great way to be social, and great opportunity to interact with
All aspects of 4-H help to better our nation's youth through leadership and responsibility-building opportunities and provide youth with personal development opportunities through livestock contests, public speaking competitions, and more. 4-H is the largest youth development program in the country, consisting of over six million youth. (S1 "4-H." - Positive Youth Development and Mentoring Organization. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.) 4-H values volunteerism, personal leadership, and responsibility, hence a popular 4-H saying, “the revolution of responsibility”. (S3 "4-H History Preservation Program." 4H History Preservation News. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2015. )
The ability to be a leader and to continue to acquire leadership skills relies on the individual that motivates, disciplines, and respects the diverse groups around them. Admirable skills that set the individual leader apart from others are not always common in today 's society, but when the individual takes initiative, has self-confidence and perseveres through rugged times, they show society what it needs to see. Everyone has had bumps in their road to success. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes when I was just two years old. Many people see this condition as an obstacle that could hold be back from succeeding, but I see it as an over abundance of opportunities in life. From diabetic summer camps focused on leadership to fall retreats spent learning about what it actually means to be a leader, my knowledge of qualities including courage, integrity, and communication have expanded greatly. The Youth Leadership Surry program brings together a diverse group of young-adults to personally grow and enhance their awareness of the community. Participating in this prestigious program will increase the skills I have already accumulated and help me to be more successful in the
Socialization is a process of learning and social development. Socialization occurs when we interact with one another and become familiar with the world we live in. Socialization is important to the development of personality. Youth sports can play a crucial role in social interaction such as actively interacting with others, synthesizing information, and making decisions for ourselves. Although sports may apply stress, anxiety, and social pressure on the young athletes, youth sports build and develop character, confidence, and ultimately self-worth.
My encounter with Denis Hopovac was a unique one. Denis is a Bosnian man, who is in his early 30s. I have been observing him for some weeks during our weekly workshops, and this week I intended to introduce myself and know more about his experiences as a Bosnian man in the United States. During my observations, I saw that Denis has a friendly personality; however, he is a closed box when it comes to sharing things that he has gone through. So, I thought that I can get along with him if I can find some common values to talk about and share my experiences to comfort him for opening up. Furthermore, from his gentle way of explaining things, optimistic look for the future, and polite behaviors during the time I have observed him, I deduced that
Three items that will be of great assistance in preparation for my chosen career is the ability to lead and work in teams, speaking and oral communication, and time management. I have chosen to pursue in the medical field as an anesthesiologist. This job includes high-stress situations and requires teamwork, communication, and time management skills.
I am currently a software engineer and I am fully aware of the strong communication skills that are necessary to succeed in this occupation. Each day I use what I have learned to be a better communicator, but I know that there is so much more to learn so that I can be a better writer and communicator within my career. The skills that are necessary for
This report is going to discuss an interpersonal conflict I encountered. In this paper, there is a brief description of the conflict followed by an analysis on the causes and reflections.