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Summer intern excited about 4-H programs

By By Meagan Scott
May 26, 2002
Meagan Scott is a student at Mississippi State University, serving as a summer intern with the Lauderdale County 4-H program.
I remember numbering the days til summer when I was a child, crossing them off on my calendar and becoming more and more excited as the last day of school approached.
I knew summer was just around the corner, when dance practice was every day and I had to work hard to perfect my piano pieces. During those days, it seemed as though summer would never get here the time for shorts and flip flops, beach trips and playing spades at the Neshoba County Fair.
Maybe some of you are wondering who I am, so let me take a minute to tell you a little bit about myself.
My name is Meagan Scott and I am a Mississippi State University student serving as a summer intern with the Lauderdale County 4-H program. After completing my internship this summer, I will graduate with a bachelor's degree in human sciences. Meridian is my home and I am thrilled to be back working as an intern!
I love to stay busy in the summertime, always on the go. That's why I am so excited about all the 4-H activities that are lined up for this summer. If you are like me, then this fast-paced time is for you.
For the active 4-H'er, right around the corner is Club Congress to be held June 4-6 on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, and District Project Achievement Day on June 11 in Laurel.
Both events provide 4-H'ers with the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops and contests. All 4-H members and Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers should mark June 21 on their calendars and start thinking about their favorite recipes that include dairy products.
Dairy Day is a fun time for both the young and the young at heart. Youth ages 5-8 and MHV club members can bring their favorite dairy dish to East Mississippi Electric Power Association for tasting and judging. The Homemakers will also have the treat of watching the 4-H'ers perform.
Members of 4-H are gearing up for the District Horse Show at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center from July 11-13. Members planning to compete should register by May 29.
Young people ages 5-18 looking for an adventurous morning packed full of fun and environmental activities should plan to join us for 4-H Fun Day at Bonita Lakes on June 13.
If you are an avid shopper between the ages of 8 and 18, you definitely won't want to miss Mall Mania on June 26 from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. You'll learn how to shop wisely for the "best buy," and when it comes time to buy back-to-school clothes, you'll be able to get more for your money!
This summer marks 100 years of 4-H. You won't want to miss the centennial celebration July 20 in Jackson at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum. "Run for the Clover," a 5K run-walk and a 1-mile fun run, will kick off the day at 7:30 a.m.
Other activities to celebrate this milestone in the history of 4-H include a poultry cookout, the sew-with-cotton contest, fishing, a film festival and the state horse show. We can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday. Bring the entire family and plan to spend the day.
As you can see, there is something for everyone. There should be no chance to say, "There's nothing to do!" If you find yourself saying this, just call your local County Extension Office to see what is happening with 4-H. In Lauderdale County, call 482-9764 and we'll be happy to tell you more about what's going on in the county.
Take time to get involved with the activities of 4-H. Enjoy those carefree childhood days or teen years by taking advantage of all they have to offer. With its diversity and variety, 4-H has something for everyone!