Nebraska 4-H is proud to recognize the following outstanding volunteers for their commitment to the program.
Dixie Zeigler of Hamilton County is the Nebraska 4-H Volunteer of the Year. Zeigler is a dedicated 4-H mom, club leader, and volunteer. She has served as a Hamilton County club leader for six years and as the home environment co-superintendent at the county fair for two years. Zeigler is committed to keeping the traditional 4-H program strong, while helping youth be engaged in today's society through new and unique activities.
Christina Lyons of Gage County was named the Nebraska 4-H Lifetime Volunteer of the Year. Lyons has volunteers for the Gage County 4-H program for 13 years. In addition to serving as a 4-H club leader, she helps train 4-H volunteers, serves as a superintendent at the county fair, and is a member of the Gage County 4-H Council. Lyons has expanded the use of 4-H curriculum to local public school educational efforts to help the school meet state educational standards. Her compassion shows through her conviction that 4-H can benefit all youth regardless of income level, family structure, race, religion, or political belief.
Both Zeigler and Lyons are now eligible for regional awards in the North Central Region.