Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program

County Staff Spotlights

Spotlight – Pend Oreille County

Carla Pogson

WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

 How long you’ve been at the county office:
2 ½ years.

Where did you grow up?
North Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Favorite activities/interests:
Horseback riding, walking, hiking, camping, needlework, sewing, and caring for two very active Basset Hounds.

What do you enjoy most about working in 4-H?
Seeing the kids achieve their goals.  Especially at fair time it’s great to watch them with the animals they have raised, show them, and then finally sell them at market.  We also have youth learning about butterflies, alternative energy, sewing, computers and robotics.  4-H’ers also take part in archery, shooting sports, entomology, the Know Your Government conference, wood science, goats, swine, dogs, cats, horses and small animals.

How have you seen 4-H help youth as they develop and grow?
4-H young people are all very well spoken.  They communicate well with adults of all ages.  I think 4-H makes them more responsible adults.  The youth are also very active and willing to help others.  They are very social and involved in community issues.

Carla Pogson
Office Manager/4-H Program Assistant
WSU Pend Oreille County Extension
 (509) 447-2401

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