4-H Canada has introduced the recipients of its Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D).
L.E.A.D., which is supported by CN Rail, is 4-H Canada’s most prestigious honour, recognizing excellent youth members who reveal 4-H values of their on a regular basis lives. The awards acknowledge youth who’ve change into distinctive leaders by their 4-H expertise, and who share one of the best of themselves with their communities.
Each recipient receives a $20,000 scholarship for larger training ($5,000 yearly for as much as 4 years), an all-expenses-paid journey to attend the 4-H Leadership Awards, ongoing mentorship from an knowledgeable of their subject of examine, and the chance to be a 4-H L.E.A.D. spokesperson.
The 2022 award winners are:
- Ava Copas of Nova Scotia, Community Engagement & Communications pillar
- Aidan Reynolds of New Brunswick, Science & Technology pillar
- Elena Sales of British Columbia, Environment and Healthy Living pillar
- Kate Axten of Saskatchewan, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security pillar
“The L.E.A.D. scholarships are particular in that, above and past monetary assist, they supply distinctive alternatives for these younger leaders to study from mentors of their chosen subject of examine,” says Shannon Benner, chief govt officer of 4-H Canada. “This allows them to construct abilities exterior the classroom, develop confidence, and acquire real-life expertise as they pursue their future careers.”