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Big Stone County’s Greger receives Volunteer of the Year honor

Cara Greger

Cara Greger of Big Stone County has received the 2020 Minnesota 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award. Cara was chosen by a panel of judges from an outstanding list of nominees. She advances to the north central region judging, and then to the national level if selected.

Cara started a Lego robotics program that has reached over 200 young people in six years. She also initiated and coached a Wildlife Project Bowl team that continues to grow, engaging 4-H’ers in learning throughout the year. Cara involves other adults in creating high-quality learning environments, capably builds relationships with 4-H youth and adults, and possesses outstanding program management skills.

The National 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Awards recognize 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H. Each year state 4-H programs select two exceptional individual volunteers through the 4-H Salute to Excellence Awards. The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual who has volunteered for 4-H less than 10 years while the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award is given to an individual who has spent 10 or more years as a 4-H volunteer.

The 4-H program would not be possible without volunteers. Through their service, volunteers grow personally, enrich the 4-H program and youth, and make our communities stronger.

Congratulations, Cara, and thank you to all of our Minnesota 4-H volunteers!