Each year, state 4‑H programs nominate two outstanding individual volunteers through the 4‑H Salute to Excellence Awards. The Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award is given to an individual who has spent 10 or more years as a 4‑H volunteer while the Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual who has volunteered for 4‑H less than 10 years.
Ringgold’s Timothy Williams was selected as Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leader and this year’s 4-H National Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer award winner.
The national 4-H organization said, “Williams has tirelessly served as a volunteer and agent of change within 4-H for 22 years, actively working to create a more diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible program for Louisiana youth. Since he started as a club leader in the 1990s, Williams has helped low-income high-risk youth from his community to recognize their leadership potential and utilize their talents and skills to make a better life for themselves and others. An ambassador for civic engagement, Williams has engaged the youth of Bienville, Louisiana, in community clean-up days, adopt-a-highway projects and food pantry initiatives. Through the 4-H program, Williams is dedicated to creating the next generation of leaders – globally knowledgeable citizens who are capable of positive community change. Williams has served as a 4-H advisor Club Leader, Advisory Board Member, 4-H Foundation Treasurer, Vice President, and, most recently, 4-H Foundation President. Additionally, as the school counselor at Ringgold High School, he has been instrumental in obtaining critical resources for funding and community partnerships. His efforts in fundraising have secured thousands of dollars for Bienville Parish 4-H that have been crucial in allowing students without the financial means to participate in 4-H camps and projects.”
Congratulations, Mr. Williams, and thank you for all that you do.
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