Loni Woolley, of Grandview, was elected state president of Texas 4-H this last week at the Texas 4-H Council Educational Workshop held at the Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood.

She was one of 34 district council delegates that had been elected to represent each of the twelve districts at the state level.

Woolley will serve as the chief spokesperson for the largest youth organization in the state. She and the four other elected officers lead over 658,000 youth participating in Texas 4-H during its 100th year in Texas.

They will celebrate the centennial year of Texas 4-H Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2008, with special events and ceremonies across the state.

Some of Woolley’s responsibilities will include the State Fair of Texas Honor Awards Ceremony, leadership retreats and planning meetings, speaking at banquets and major livestock shows and chairing Texas 4-H Round-up, where more than 3,000 people will participate. Woolley will also have a leadership position at the Texas 4-H Congress next summer, with over 400 participants.

This is the first time there has been a state 4-H president from Johnson County since 1980 when Tim Parnell, Alvarado, served as president.

Woolley is the 17-year-old daughter of Larry and Leslie Woolley. She will be a senior at Grandview High School this year.

If you are interested in having Loni speak to your organization, contact her at loniw7@hotmail.com or (817) 866-3866.

For more information about Texas 4-H access the Texas 4-H Web site at texas4-h.tamu.edu.

For Johnson County 4-H information, contact Zach Davis, county extension agent-4-H and youth development at (817) 556-6370.

Educational programs of Texas Cooperative Extension are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin.