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Cortland 4-H Youth Team Leader Recognized Nationally

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Rebecca Ireland-Perry receiving her national award (photo provided)

“I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health for better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.” The 4-H Pledge

Rebecca Ireland-Perry

Rebecca Ireland-Perry, a Cortland County 4-H Youth Team Leader knows there are many people in Cortland County who can recite that pledge with her.

She lives the life she shares with the young 4-Hers here. Ireland-Perry was recently recognized for her work with the prestigious Achievement In Service Award presented by the New York State and National Associations of 4-H Educators and Agents.

The award recognizes 4-H Educators who have been creative and innovative in programming efforts, with demonstrated results. Ireland-Perry was nominated by a colleague from Tompkins County, and several letters of support followed from local and regional 4-H staff, volunteers and staff based at Cornell University.

Ireland-Perry told WXHC that “People still see 4-H as still being agricultural, but we like to emphasize that we have grown way beyond that and have a lot more to offer.”

She says adult volunteers are welcome to share their talents.

“You know if they have a hobby, a project, or an interest that they would love to teach to you, that’s what we’re always looking for,” said Ireland-Perry.

In a news release to WXHC, the Board of Directors and Staff at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County congratulated Rebecca Ireland-Perry for this distinguished achievement.

Hear from the nationally recognized 4-H Youth Team Leader Rebecca Ireland-Perry Saturday morning at 9 on Meet Cortland County, on X101.

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