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New Mexico 4-H Ambassadors and Diplomats Chosen for 1996

LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico's 1996 4-H ambassadors and diplomats were chosen during the state's 4-H Senior Leadership Retreat in Albuquerque recently.

The eight young people were selected based on interviews and written applications. During the interview, they also were given a group project to plan the state 4-H conference and select a theme. From this exercise, they were judged on their ability to interact and work in a group setting.

Ambassadors represent New Mexico at the national 4-H conference in Washington, D.C. They also conduct the Senior Leadership Retreat, help with the state 4-H conference and conduct county and state leadership workshops, as needed.

Diplomats represent New Mexico at a recreation laboratory in California where they learn new recreational and educational programs. They are responsible for recreational activities at district 4-H contests, the state 4-H conference and at county and state leadership workshops.

Both groups help conduct tours at the New Mexico State Fair and attend the annual electric camp, partially sponsored by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

Selected as ambassadors were Brandi Rae Farkas, Santa Fe County; Jennifer Susan Risley, Bernalillo County; Masie Siepel, Hidalgo County; and Paul Quigley, Bernalillo County. Kim Becker, Sandoval County Extension 4-H/agricultural agent, will serve as their advisor.

The new diplomats are Opal Box, Quay County; Krista Jekielek, McKinley County; J.R. Colby, Bernalillo County; and Clinton Griffiths, Luna County. Phil Wright, McKinley County Extension 4-H/agricultural agent, will serve as diplomat advisor.