Our Volunteers Rock: Shelly Terrell

The month of April is Florida 4-H Volunteer appreciation month! We are using this time to thank of our non-traditional, but undoubtedly exceptional volunteers that enable us to inspire and educate the youth of Nassau County.

Nassau County 4-H is blessed to have so, so many volunteers that it truly is incredibly difficult choosing only a few to highlight in April. We’d would now like to spotlight Shelly Terrell!

Shelly Terrell’s involvement with 4-H is rooted in our local fair’s, especially livestock, festivities but has since grown into so much more. Shelly has a strong vision, great organization, and thoughtful ideas for how we as a community can improve youth’s agricultural projects. She is innovative and genuine in wanting only the best for our community’s youth. During COVID Shelly was a true partner in organizing and celebrating our youth livestock showmanship contest. Last fair she could always be found with a smile, helpful hand, and a plan for running the many quality youth livestock programs she oversaw. Outside of the fair, Shelly has started bringing 4-H into her classroom, serving as the lead teacher for all of her grade level in running the kindergarten program “I am a Scientist!”. Not only were her students well mannered and invested in the project, they were the best classroom in recanting the 4-H pledge at the start of the lesson each week. After the program her students were interested in continuing their lesson by growing “space tomatoes” as part of a 4-H citizen science project. She has offered to help assist in future projects, clinics, workshops, and shows to benefit both 4-H and FFA youth in Nassau County and beyond.

Shelly always has a smile, a willing ear, and a positive drive to do well by our youth. She has been a true friend and partner, not just this year but for many years and hopefully many more to come.

Thank you for being an awesome volunteer and friend.

You Rock, Shelly!


Posted: April 20, 2022

Category: Clubs & Volunteers
Tags: 4-H Volunteer, Nassau County, Nassau County 4-H, Volunteer, Volunteer Appreciation

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