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Ohio 4-H Teens Receive Top Honors

Teen of the Year, Emmy Beck-Aden

The 2020 Ohio 4-H Teen Hall of Fame and Teen of the Year recipients were recently announced. While the formal recognition has been postponed, we salute these outstanding youth for their accomplishments. These awards are generously sponsored by Tim and Karen Corcoran.

Teen of the Year

Emmy Beck-Aden, Athens County 

Eleven years of success and achievement mark the 4-H career of Emmy Beck-Aden. As a leader on the Teen Leadership Council she held a variety of offices, including president and junior advisor. She added a youth voice as a trustee on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board and will serve as a facilitator at the 2020 National 4-H Conference. Emmy combined her love of 4-H with her passion for filmmaking, earning national recognition for her award-winning films, which also serve as dynamic marketing tools for 4-H.

Teen Hall of Fame

Brooke FleshmanBrooke Fleshman, Franklin County

Commitment, motivation, and determination are the attributes that Brooke Fleshman brings to all her 4-H activities. Whether it is a community service project that she is determined to make happen or preparing for camp, she just gets it done. Brooke is a great role model for members in her club and throughout the state with a reputation as someone who takes action when it is needed and makes 4-H better for it.


Kayla Kramer, Delaware County Kayla Kramer

Participation at Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp sparked Kayla Kramer’s interest in broadening her 4-H experience. She serves on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board and Teen Leadership Council, gaining respect from her peers, staff, and volunteers for her efforts. Kayla’s skill in creating 4-H promotional materials used throughout the state has resulted in positive recognition of programs and lasting impact of her leadership abilities.


Trevor Minyo, Fayette County

Trevor MinyoWhen you inspire those around you to “make the best better” through words and actions like Trevor Minyo, you leave a lasting impression of trust, dependability, commitment, and friendship. He helps others go beyond their comfort zone to improve themselves and lends a helping hand whenever it is needed. He is no stranger to hard work, with determination at the foundation of his success. Trevor exemplifies how youth will change the world, one project and interaction at a time.


Laura Wood, Brown County Laura Wood

A selfless leader whose efforts make a positive impact describe the lasting impression Laura Wood has made on Brown County 4-H youth. She is generous in sharing her knowledge and giving her time to help younger members succeed. Laura recognizes what is needed and works to find solutions. As chair of the Brown County B-Fit Committee, she wrote grants to fund her innovative idea of a mile-long walk each morning at the county fair to promote healthy living.