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Featured Alum: Maria Brekke


Meet Maria Brekke, a Scott County 4-H alum currently pursuing a triple major in History, English and Arabic Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Maria joined 4-H at the age of 5; her favorite project areas were Fashion Revue and Public Speaking. Throughout her middle school years she showed goats and swine at the Scott County Fair and had the honor of serving as a County Pork Producer Association Ambassador from 2011-2013.

Maria was also involved with 4-H at the state and national levels. She was a 2009 participant in the Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In program and a 4-H State Ambassador from 2010 to 2012, talking with State Fair attendees about the merits of the 4-H program. As a 2010 Minnesota delegate at the National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C., Maria spent a week talking to national delegates about their 4-H experiences and brainstorming ways to improve 4-H for future participants.

Maria has served as a student worker for the Minnesota 4-H Foundation since 2011. This spring, she is studying abroad in London, England, hoping to develop skills and experiences that will support her goal of serving as an international diplomat or U.S. ambassador.

by Kristi Stoltz
Isanti County 4-H alum
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