Last fall, the NYS 4-H Foundation honored John King of Tioga County with the 4-H Volunteer of the Year award. John went on to win recognition in the Northeast and is now being honored with the National 4-H Volunteer of the Year award! His award was announced during National Volunteer Week, April 11-17, 2016. John will be recognized at the 4-H Heritage Luncheon on October 7, 2016 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. John will also receive a $1,000 donation in his name to a local 4-H organization of his choosing.
John is an eight year 4-H Shooting Sports volunteer in Tioga County, NY. He first became involved in the 4-H Program when he enrolled his three children in the 4-H Shooting Sports and Livestock Programs, then became a volunteer and is now is the lead instructor in the Tioga Co. 4-H Shooting Sports Program. A parent in his group said, “He is an excellent youth mentor who promotes the 4-H Shooting Sports program at the county, state, and national level.” John continually focuses on firearms safety, leadership development, and encourages members to develop their skills and take advantage of 4-H leadership development opportunities. One of John’s fellow instructors says, “The enthusiasm John displays, the interest he takes in the development of the youth in our 4-H programs is infectious.”
This is a testament of the amazing 4-H volunteers we have in New York. Thank you to all our volunteers!