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Faces of Ohio 4-H

Each month we will highlight an alum from Ohio 4-H.  They have amazing stories to share, from their personal experience in 4-H to how they have given back to the program.  Check out this story from ReBecca Thomas, volunteer for 4-H in Hamilton County.



Rebecca Thomas, 4-H alumna


I have been involved in 4-H since I was ten years old, but around the program my whole life, because my mom was an advisor.  It is a program I feel passionate about, because it helped me grow to be the person I am today. I truly got my start in 4-H! Through taking photography projects, I discovered my love of taking photos and decided to make it my career.  I have my bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a focus on photography and today, I am venturing out to start my own business taking family photos.  I also had my work on display in a gallery in Bisbee Arizona.  Besides helping me find my passion and career in life, 4-H helped shape me into someone who feels confident with public speaking and who is not afraid to strike up a conversation with anyone.  My experiences in 4-H helped me learn lifelong skills and gave me a better understanding of the world around me.  I am currently a volunteer and advisor for our county's Junior Leader program and love being able to give back to a program that gave so much to me.


Rebecca Thomas, 4-H alumna