Trevor Amen, Tera Cox, Erin Ely and Doug Ruyle have been awarded the national I Dare You Leadership Award, in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership based on their contributions to the 4-H program over their entire 4-H careers.

The honor was presented at the Morgan County 4-H Achievement Program.

The award is made available each year by the American Youth Foundation, in cooperation with 4-H leaders and county agents across the country. The award was first offered in 1941 by William H. Danforth, who dared young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through lives of service. The award takes its name from the book, "I Dare You," written by Danforth, in which he commends the balanced life of mental, physical, social and spiritual development as the backbone of leadership.

Amen, Cox, Ely and Ruyle received a copy of Danforth's inspirational book, and a partial scholarship of over $400, if they choose to attend a two-week National Leadership Conference, sponsored by the American Youth Foundation.

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