Calhoun County 4-H Volunteer
Inducted May 14, 2009
In 2001, Donna Riddle was asked to be a 4-H volunteer at Coldwater Elementary School in Calhoun County. The program had been discontinued for a few years, but Riddle agreed to give it a try for one year.
Eight years later, she still leads the program as the 4-H coordinator at the school. Every year since 2001, Riddle’s 4-H Club has been in the top five clubs in Calhoun County, earning a total of 10 trophies for her club’s participation.
In 2008, Riddle earned the 4-H Teacher of the Year Award in recognition of her continuing support of the Calhoun County 4-H program. She believes in 4-H for the personal growth of each member. “By using 4-H projects as important means for achievement and growth, members build skills they can use the rest of their lives,” says Riddle.
She believes that life skills are built into 4-H projects, activities, and events that help participants become contributing, productive, self-directed members of a forward-moving society.
Nominated by Tiffany Moore