Teens from across the state were honored recently at the annual 4-H Teen Star and Hall of Fame Awards Program held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center at Ferndale.

Teens from across the state were honored recently at the annual 4-H Teen Star and Hall of Fame Awards Program held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center at Ferndale.

Shelby Minton, daughter of Rick and Lucinda Minton of Pine Bluff, was among a group of six teens nominated for the prestigious 4-H Hall of Fame Award presented each year to 4-Hers who exhibit outstanding achievement in the areas of 4-H projects and activities, leadership and community service. Video biographies of the teens were showcased during a “Hall of Fame” presentation before the announcement of the 2012 winners. Inductees of the Arkansas 4-H Hall of Fame receive a certificate denoting membership in this elite group of 4-Hers and a picture of each inductee hangs in the Arkansas 4-H Center.

Minton, now a sophomore at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, aged out of the 4-H program this past December at the age of 19, but still continues to assist with local 4-H activities. She was named a 2010 State 4-H Journal Winner and delegate to National 4-H Congress. She also received a $1,500 State 4-H Journal Scholarship in addition to being named the 2010 Judge Mike Holcomb Super Achiever Award and Scholarship Winner and the 2010 Scott Tractor Scholarship Winner on the county level.

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