December 1 , 2006
Two representatives of TexasEligio "Kika" de la Garza and Dr. Edward F. Schluttwere among the 20 individuals recently inducted into the National
4-H Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held Oct. 6 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase.
Honorees were cited for their contributions to 4-H and its members.
"This year's National 4-H Hall of Fame laureates have impacted millions of
4-H youth, leading by example with their passion, dedication and creativity, and helping to build strong leaders and citizens," said Lisa Lauxman, president of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. "We are proud to celebrate their contributions by welcoming these inspirational people into the 4-H Hall of Fame."
Candidates were nominated by the National Association of Extension
4-H Agents, National 4-H Headquarters at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; National 4-H Council and state 4-H programs.
The National 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 by the national agents' association in partnership with National 4-H Council and Families,
4-H and Nutrition, a division of the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. American Income Life Insurance Company and the National 4-H Council sponsored the ceremony.
The National 4-H Hall of Fame's
Web site is http://www.nae4ha.org/hof. More than 6.5 million young people across the country participate in 4-H clubs
and programs, said Don Floyd, executive director and cheif executive officer of the National 4-H Council. For more information visit the National
4-H Council's website at www.fourhcouncil.edu.