Steven Lommerse, Seminole County 4-H member from the “Teens in Action 4-H Club” is serving as the Florida 4-H State Council President. During 4-H University at the University of Florida, Steven was elected by his peers to serve as the 2017-2018 Florida 4-H State Council President. Steven’s reason for wanting to commit his senior year to the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program, “Over half of my life has been dedicated to 4-H. This is my last year in 4-H, and I want to do all I can to positively impact other youth throughout Florida”.
Steven was one youth out of six in the nation selected to serve on the 2018 National 4-H Conference Youth Leadership Team. As a member of this team, Steven will assist in the planning and implementation of activities at the National 4-H Conference. He will also serve as a mentor for delegates attending the conference and encourage youth to speak their mind and turn ideas into action. Members attending the Nation 4-H Conference build leadership and public speaking skills while discussing major topics affecting youth and 4-H programs. Additionally, conference delegates chose a societal hot topic to research and discuss from a youth point of view. Delegates then present their briefing to federal officials in Washington, D.C.
This conference is just one of many important 4-H programs Steven will attend this 4-H year. He started his busy year of service by presenting a parliamentary procedure workshop at the Puerto Rican Leadership Summit at the University of Central Florida, attending the Florida 4-H first state executive board weekend, presenting at the Seminole County 4-H officer training, parliamentary procedure training in Citrus County, attending the 4-H District 8 citrus tour, and will be assisting at the Volusia County Fair. Steven will attend all Florida 4-H Executive Board meetings, represent 4-H at the Florida State Fair, communicate with state representatives in Tallahassee, work with the Florida 4-H Foundation Board, and continue presenting at numerous workshops and speaking engagements.
Seminole County 4-H is proud of Steven’s accomplishments and congratulates him on being selected for the National 4-H Conference Youth Leadership Team. At the end of his year of service Steven will graduate from Seminole High School and will be attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia.