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4-H youth are the superheroes of the future

February 22, 2017
By Kate Ewer - 4-H Community Educator , Westfield Republican

JAMESTOWN - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County's 4-H Youth Development Program connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. In an effort to recognize the great things that 4-H youth accomplish, each month Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will name a 4-H SuperYouth. This month we celebrate Jordyn Majka.

Jordyn has been involved in 4-H for six years. She's a member of the Chautauqua Fireworks 4-H club where she has held the roles of pledge leader, secretary, treasurer, and vice president. Jordyn's favorite projects are creative crafts, photography, conservation, woodworking, and fine arts.

At the Chautauqua County Fair Jordyn is a champion in the show ring and among her peers. She has received the Champion Senior Sheep Lead Line showman and the Champion Tunis and Reserve Grand Champion Ewe. She's placed in the top 5 in livestock judging. Jordyn received the Outstanding Junior Superintendent award in recognition of the example she sets for her peers, her willingness to help others, and how she promotes the program to the public. She has been awarded Stepping Stone and Milestone Awards in the Sheep Project which measure growth within the project.

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Jordyn Majka is the January 4-H SuperYouth.

A senior at Chautauqua Lake Central School Jordyn is a member of the National Honor Society, has been on the varsity swim team for six years and has been a New York State Scholar Athlete for four. She is also a member of the varsity bowling team and manages the girls' basketball and softball teams. Jordyn is in Chorus, FFA, participates in the musical, and contributes to the yearbook.

Jordyn is very active in her community and regularly completes over 300 hours of community service at the food pantries, the SPCA, and other animal rescues. She enjoys camping, swimming, and working on her computer. She wants to work as a veterinary assistant someday.

Jordyn is a remarkable young woman who inspires everyone around her. Diagnosed with Autism before she was two years old, Jordyn is proof that youth with disabilites are capable to do anything! Rennae, Jordyn's mother, says that caring for and raising animals aids in therapy for Jordyn and other youth with disabilities.

Congratulations to Jordyn Majka, January 4-H SuperYouth!

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

 
 
 

 

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