Ryan Scully Honored As A Top Ten 4-Her; Receives $100 Scholarship
Ryan Scully is one of Owen County 4-H’s outstanding emerging young 4-H leaders. As a 4-H Junior Leader he is very active in county, area and state 4-H activities and because of this he was selected as one of Owen County’s Top Ten 4-H members, earning a $100 scholarship.
He says, “Junior Leaders has given me the leadership skills to lead presentations and be an example to the other members.”
Ryan has represented Owen County at various leadership events including Round-up, 4-H Camp, Science workshops, and the Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference (ISFYLC). While attended the ISFYLC, Ryan had the opportunity to present some new ideas to the State Fair Board and meet Governor Mike Pence. He was also selected as an ISFYC board member where he will be leading a group of delegates in team building and leadership development activities as well as planning the conference.
Because of Junior Leaders, responsibility has become a big part of Ryan’s life. He has been a part of, or taken charge of community service activities, running Spirit Night, scheduling Junior Leader events, and helped with collecting supplies for the Junior Leaders concession stand. Ryan has also enjoyed leading the county 4-H rocket launch at the fair for the past three years. He says, “I make sure I brought the needed supplies that were imperative to a successful launch. This was an exciting event for a lot of younger members, and I enjoy helping them launch rockets and counting down to blast-off.”
Ryan feeds and cares for the cattle selected to be a part of his beef project and the pigs selected to be a part of his swine project. “It is my responsibility to care for these animals all year round,” he said.
Ryan developed responsibility skills as an escort for the Owen County Fair Queen and her Court during all events at the county fair. “I was able to work this into my already busy schedule of showing and caring for my animals, working the fair buildings and Junior Leaders booth, and helping the fair board with setting up shows,” he said.
He then takes the responsibility he has learned in 4-H to help others, serving as a 4-H camp counselor, and leading groups of campers at the 180-member 4-H camp. Ryan is also an Indiana 4-H science ambassador where he has taken responsibility to teach youth about science on a county and area level. He taught experiments at Owen Valley Middle School to the seventh grade and also taught at the Area 5 Science adventures and the Spooky Science Adventures where he instructed 95 4-Hers and adults from seven area counties.
Ryan, son of Dave and Doris Scully of Spencer and a junior at Owen Valley High School, is a member of the Fantastic 4-Hers 4-H Club, archery, rifle and shotgun clubs and currently serves as vice president of the Owen County Junior Leaders. He enrolled in thirteen 4-H projects last year.
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