Two Mercer County 4-H Members Honored

Mariah Conaway

Gwen Fowler

Two Mercer County 4-H members receiving some nice recognition. Mariah Conaway of North Henderson has been presented with a prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award during the Saddle Teens 4-H Club’s Achievement event last month. She received a certificate and a letter from President Donald J. Trump. Her award is based on the number of volunteer hours and recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
And Mercer County 4-H member Gwen Fowler of Aledo has received a Legacy of Leadership Award in recognition of her lifetime achievements in 4-H. She was awarded the Illinois 4-H Foundation Legacy of Leadership $1,000 college scholarship. Protecting the environment motivates Gwen. She started her own recycling company. She participated as a citizen scientist with the River Watch project in an effort to understand and correct the weak points of our ecosystem.
WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Gwen Fowler Tuesday morning. She now attends Oklahoma State University.