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Eighteen 4-H leaders and supporters were inducted into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame in July at New Mexico State University. The induction ceremony, which was held during the 4-H State Conference, included individual recognition for the inductees and a reception.
The hall of fame, established in 2002, honors 4-H members, volunteer leaders, fair superintendents, advisory board members, 4-H Foundation trustees and former faculty with NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service, which administers 4-H statewide.
"This is the highest honor we have to offer people who have provided support and service to 4-H members in New Mexico," said Frank Hodnett, department head of the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service's 4-H Youth Development Program. "These individuals have given cumulatively more than 420 years of service to the New Mexico 4-H program. Including this group, we have inducted 168 individuals and couples into the hall of fame."
This year's inductees are Bob Pate of Bernalillo County; Larry Brown, Cindy Grooms and Sam and Merita Wilson of Dona Ana County; Don and Cheryl Hartman, and Barbara Pekron of Luna County; Ruby Nealene Bradley, Phillip and Kathleen Box, and Ray and Carolyn Sumruld of Quay County; Gene Marshall and Jewell Maxine Wilhoit of Roosevelt County; Gary Hathorn of San Juan County; Edward Trujillo of Sandoval County; and Albert Lyon of Sierra County.
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