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Faces of Ohio 4-H

Cecilia Mainzer

Each month we highlight an Ohio 4-H alum. They have amazing stories to share, from their personal experience in 4-H to how they have given back to the program. This month we feature Cecilia Mainzer, a sophomore at the University of Akron and Medina County 4-H alumna.

Cecilia was a 13-year 4-H member from Medina County where she was an officer for the Junior Fair Board, Junior Leaders, and Fashion and Nutrition Board. She also participated in the State 4-H Fashion Board and Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, where she currently serves as the Vice President of Outreach. Representing Ohio 4-H at the national level is one of Cecilia’s proudest moments, from Citizenship Washington Focus and National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C., to the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference in Tennessee, and National 4-H Congress in Atlanta.

Here’s Cecilia sharing how 4-H has had impact on her life:

Currently, Cecilia is working toward a degree in chemical engineering with a minor in mathematics. She is the executive justice for the Undergraduate Student Government and vice president of the Engineering Student Council. As a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, she serves on the National Collegiate Advisory Committee and is the director of alumnae engagement of the Beta Tau chapter. She also competes on the Collegiate Speech Team and qualified for their national tournament. 

Cecilia looks forward to staying involved as a 4-H volunteer, advisor, and a junior advisor for the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council.