Portales youth named 4-H State Ambassador
Jalayna Roberts of Portales was inducted as a 4-H State Ambassador during the annual 4-H Senior Leadership Retreat Jan. 17, in Albuquerque.
The daughter of Alan and Jana Roberts, she is a sophomore at Dora High School. She has been a 4-H member for eight years and has participated in projects ranging from food and nutrition, to breeding beef heifers, market lambs, market goats and replacement dairy heifers.
Outside of 4-H she participates in the Portales United Methodist Church youth group.
She joins Laynee Kuenstler of Caballo, Anne Meyer-Miner of Placitas and Charles Woodall of Las Cruces as the 2009 state ambassadors.
"I wanted to be an ambassador so I could be with a team and further my experience in 4-H," Roberts said.
The senior 4-H members will share the ambassador responsibilities, which include assisting with the parade and tours at the New Mexico State Fair, planning and conducting Senior Leadership Retreat in conjunction with the 4-H State Diplomats and assisting with the State 4-H Conference and providing training and support to county ambassadors. They will also represent New Mexico at the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C., and assist the New Mexico 4-H Youth Foundation in donor contacts and public relations.
Jalayna Roberts of Portales was inducted as a 4-H State Ambassador during the annual 4-H Senior Leadership Retreat Jan. 17, in Albuquerque. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman.)