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Poor Inducted Into State 4-H Hall of Fame

PULLMAN, Wash. — The late Gerald Poor, formerly of Cowlitz County, has been inducted into the newly created Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.

Poor is a retired WSU Cooperative Extension faculty member. He served in several positions in Cowlitz County, including county chair, before moving on to the State 4-H Office to serve as State 4-H Program Leader. During his term as State 4-H leader, Gerald formed the Washington State 4-H Foundation.

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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(360) 577-3014 for Jennifer Leach, 4-H Agent