Los Alamos County 4-H Horse Bowl team members who competed in the virtual New Mexico Horse Bowl Tournament in February are, from left, Kadin Hansel, Nicholas Booton, Sam Prada and Kim Prada. Courtesy photo
BY DEREK RODRIGUEZ
Los Alamos County 4-H
4-H is a national youth organization with over 6 million participants nationwide. New Mexico 4-H began in 1912 and now over 30,000 youth members participate in the state. In 4-H we “learn by doing” which means we help our community by taking part in community service events and we work on projects to show our skills. In Los Alamos we have 32 4-Hers in our club. We meet Thursdays as a club. One Thursday a month is our business meeting and the other Thursdays we work on our projects. This year as a club we will learn leatherworking.
Members can also compete in contests including Horse Bowl, Public Speaking, County Fair, Favorite Foods, Shooting Sports, and others. These contests teach study skills, hard work, and determination. The NM Horse Bowl Tournament was held in February and four Los Alamos 4-Hers tested their horse knowledge against other 4-H clubs in the state. Each member studied from the NM 4-H Horse Project Manual. Our club did not win but did have a lot of fun