Bruce Childress honored with 4-H Foundation award

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Bruce Childress of Scotland County was named a 2015 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Awardee, on March 13 in Columbia. Bruce was recognized for his commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

"It is our great pleasure to honor Bruce with the Naomi Crouch award for his dedication to Missouri 4-H," said Cheryl Reams, executive director of the Missouri 4-H Foundation. "Volunteers like Bruce have made Missouri 4-H the quality experience that it is today, and we are indebted to him for his years of service."

Bruce Childress has dedicated nearly 30 years of service to the Scotland County 4-H program. He currently serves as the 4-H swine leader; and has served as a Scotland County council advisor, fair superintendent and the club leader for the Jolly Jack & Jill's 4-H club.

The Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award is given annually to volunteers and organizations that devote their time and talents to MU Extension's 4-H youth development program. The award is named in honor of Naomi Crouch, a Plattsburg native, who was an active 4-H volunteer and Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee for more than 20 years.