Alicia Daniel, Ada, was named to the Blue Award group, which recognizes the top 20 4-H members in the state. Daniel was awarded top 10 status out of the 20 members selected. She also received the Southeast District 4-H scholarship. Daniel, a seven-year veteran of 4-H, is a member of the Homeschool 4-H Club and is active in the citizenship and family and consumer sciences project areas. She wrote the grant for, founded and coordinated the Youth Educating Seniors program that trains students to teach workshops about nutrition and exercise to older adults.
She has held leadership roles on both the county and district level, including Pontotoc County Teen Leadership Team vice chairman, Southeast District vice president and action team member. Some of her 4-H activities include Citizenship Washington Focus delegate, Advanced Family and Consumer Sciences project winner, and Food Science project winner.
Other activities include attending Summer@Brown, a pre-college program at Brown University with a Dean’s scholarship, National Merit finalist and University Scholar with a full tuition scholarship to Oklahoma Baptist University.
Daniel is a sophomore at Oklahoma Baptist University and is the daughter of Mamie Thompson and the late David Daniel.
Sarah Burrows, Roff, was selected as a Blue Award group finalist. Her main 4-H projects include performing arts, citizenship, leadership and public speaking.
Sarah’s 4-H honors include Pontotoc County 4-H Hall of Fame, state performing arts project winner, Oklahoma 4-H Key Club, top senior 4-H member, senior achievement, I Dare You leadership award and delegate to Kansas City Global Conference, Denver Western Roundup and Washington, D.C.
Sarah is a member of the Fitzhugh Methodist Church, where she is a youth advocate. She has also served as the 2005 Pre-teen Oklahoma Senior Division titleholder. Burrows is a sophomore attending East Central University, where she is majoring in art. She is a member of Chi Omega sorority. Burrows is the daughter of Jay and Nelda Burrows, Roff.