COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H Foundation honored three volunteers with the 2018 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award. These volunteers are recognized for their commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.
“It is our great pleasure to recognize these outstanding volunteers for their important contributions of time, talent and financial resources to Missouri 4-H,” said Mark Goth, chair of the Missouri 4-H Foundation board of trustees.
The 2018 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Award recipients are the Missouri Bar, Shirley Ensor of Monroe County and Ruth Mellor of St. Charles County.
The recipients were formally honored Sept. 28 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s annual scholarship and award banquet in Columbia.
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 after Naomi Crouch, a Plattsburg, Mo., native who was an active 4-H volunteer and Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee for more than 20 years.
About the Missouri 4-H Foundation
For more than 65 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been managing funds for the MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development, providing higher education scholarships and recognizing 4-H volunteers. MU Extension 4-H is a community of youth from across Missouri learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Photos available for this release:
Hannah Persell, left, presents the 2018 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award to Tony Simones of the Missouri Bar. Photo by Casey Buckman.
Ibby Woodsmall, left, and Betty Crouch, center, present the 2018 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award to Shirley Ensor of Monroe County. Photo by Casey Buckman.
Ibby Woodsmall, left, and Betty Crouch, center, present the 2018 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award to Ruth Mellor of St. Charles County. Photo by Casey Buckman.