Name: Sydney Hoffman
Age/Grade: 16, Junior (11th Grade)
Years in 4-H: 8 years
Do you hold an officer position on youth council? If yes, what position? Yes, secretary
How many years have you been on youth council? 2 years
Why did you decide to join youth council?
My older sister was on the 4-H youth council, and so, I recognized the leadership she gained from the beginning of high school to the end. I wanted to gain those same experiences.
What is something you are looking forward to with youth council this year?
I look forward to the new opportunities that the youth council will be offering this year. We are actively working at state events and receiving recognition. I am also excited for the Teen Leadership Conference at the beginning of June. The current youth council is working hard to provide a week full of engaging experiences for the South Dakota youth to take home with them.
What is your favorite 4-H project area? Why?
My favorite project area is photography. This area allows for me to look around more often at my surroundings and really appreciate nature’s beauty. It is a great stress reliever.
Why should 4-H members join youth council?
South Dakota’s 4-H Youth Council provides opportunities for growth, leadership, teamwork, and fun. You will get to learn many valuable skills that will carry on with you through college and your future career. After learning these skills, you will also receive the opportunity to apply them.