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Dr. Marilyn Norman to be Inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame


September 18, 2019

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               For Immediate Release

Contact:  Jeannette Rea Keywood, National 4-H Hall of Fame Chair, 609-827-0199, reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu

Editors:  States include: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

SIXTEEN LAUREATES TO BE INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL 4-H HALL OF FAME

Sixteen individuals will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on Friday, October 11, at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Each person will be honored for his or her lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. The National 4-H Hall of Fame honorees are nominated by their home states, National 4-H Council, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) or 4-H National Headquarters/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) based upon their exceptional leadership at the local, state, national and international levels.

The National 4-H Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Laureates recognized for excellence in citizenship, leadership, character and career accomplishments include: Charles B. Cox, Oklahoma; Richard J. Freeman, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA); Frances L. Hagel, New Jersey; Edward L. Horning, Pennsylvania; Lillian Larwood, Oregon; Donna J. MacNeir, NAE4-HA; Reita Marks, West Virginia; Donna Menart, Wisconsin; Ruby N. Miller, Louisiana; Les Nichols, National 4-H Council; Marilyn N. Norman, Florida; Bill Peterson, Arizona; Howard F. Scott, North Carolina; LC Scramlin, Michigan; Peter J. Stortz, Alaska; and Chuck Todd, Washington. These laureates were selected for the National 4-H Hall of Fame because of their significant contribution to 4-H, the nation’s premier youth development organization that serves over 6 million youth nationwide. 
“We are proud to honor and recognize the outstanding individuals who are the Class of 2019 Laureates for the National 4-H Hall of Fame. These individuals have touched the lives of many people, from 4-H staff and colleagues to thousands of 4-H volunteers and members throughout the nation," said Jeannette Rea Keywood, chair of the National 4-H Hall of Fame. 

The honorees will be presented with a National 4-H Hall of Fame medallion, plaque and memory book during the ceremony. The National 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 as part of the Centennial Project of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents in partnership with National 4-H Council and 4-H National Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. The purpose of the National 4-H Hall of Fame is to recognize and celebrate those people who have made a significant impact on 4-H and its millions of members throughout 4-H’ers past 100 plus years.  For more information about the National 4-H Hall of Fame event and past recipients, visit http://www.4-H-hof.com/

About the National 4-H Hall of Fame
In 2002, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA), National 4-H Council and National 4-H Headquarters at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA created the National 4-H Hall of Fame during 4-H’s centennial year. The National 4-H Hall of Fame was established to recognize 4-H volunteers, financial supporters, staff and pioneers who made major impacts within the 4-H movement at the local, state and national levels. Biographies and more information about inductees can be found on the National 4-H Hall of Fame website at
http://www.4-H-hof.com/
About the 4-H Youth Development Program
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than 6 million young people across America annually with research-based programs in leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills. For more than 100 years, 4-H has connected the science, engineering and technology innovations of land-grant universities to local youth and families. 4-H National Headquarters at NIFA, USDA provides programmatic leadership for the 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H programs are offered in every county in the United States.
More information about 4-H can be located at the national 4-H website at http://www.4-h.org  

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MARILYN NORMAN INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL 4-H HALL OF FAME

Contact:Jeannette Rea Keywood, National 4-H Hall of Fame Chair,609-827-0199, reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu MARILYN NORMAN INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL 4-H HALL OF FAME
CHEVY CHASE, MD (October 11, 2019) – Dr. Marilyn Norman of Asbury, Iowa was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on October 11 for her lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H.
Honored by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension and the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program, Norman was one of 16 people inducted during the ceremony at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
The National 4-H Hall of Fame honorees are nominated by their home states, National 4-H Council; the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA); or 4-H National Headquarters/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) based upon their exceptional leadership at the local, state, national and international levels.
Honorees were presented with a National 4-H Hall…