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LAS CRUCES - The 2009 4-H State Ambassadors and Diplomats were inducted during the 4-H Senior Leadership Retreat Jan. 17, in Albuquerque.
Selected as ambassadors were Anne Meyer-Miner of Placitas, Laynee Kuenstler of Caballo, Jalayna Roberts of Portales and Charles Woodall of Las Cruces. Members of the diplomat team are Shane Bramblett of Grenville, Wil Hodnett of Portales, Ellen Bardwell of Edgewood and Hanna Kate Bradshaw of Hillsboro.
The senior 4-H members will share the ambassador and diplomat responsibilities, which include assisting with the parade and tours at the New Mexico State Fair, planning and conducting the Senior Leadership Retreat and assisting with the State 4-H Conference. The ambassadors also represent New Mexico at the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C., while the diplomats receive a trip to the 4-H youth camp in Arizona.
The two, four-person teams were selected from applicants who were judged on their public speaking on the topic of how to attract more 4-H members to the senior leadership retreat and on how they performed during a group project where they built a bridge from newspapers and tape that would sustain the weight of a coffee can.
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