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4-H Honors Cook

PULLMAN, Wash. — Sherry Cook, 262 Beacon Highlands Road, Stevenson, was inducted Oct. 18 into the newly created Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.

Cook joined the Washington State 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees in 1987 and served for 11 years. While attending a meeting at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase Md., she found the Washington Room was drab.

During the next two years, she invested many hours, many dollars, and, made several trips back to Chevy Chase to work with the conference center staff to upgrade the Washington Room. She collected money, purchased and solicited donated photos, procured wood sculptures, and led the campaign to redecorate the room so it represents the entire state of Washington. Cook continues to be involved in textile programs with the 4-H program.

Induction of the first one hundred people was announced at a State 4-H Forum in Ocean Shores. The hall of fame was created as part of the 4-H centennial celebration.

More than 93,500 Washington youths are enrolled in 4-H programs; over 20,300 are enrolled in 1,733 clubs. Another 73,000 participate in a variety of other 4-H activities, such as the school enrichment program, day camps and overnight camping.

More than 10,300 adult volunteers support 4-H, which is Washington State University Cooperative Extension’s informal, educational program for today’s young people. The program combines the cooperative efforts of youth, volunteer leaders, WSU faculty, federal, state, and local governments, and businesses.

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(509) 427-9427, Ole Helgerson, 4-H Agent