The recipient of the 2019 Ruby Morris 4-H Scholarship is Hannah Falcone of Sullivan County. Falcone was selected from a very competitive field of NH 4-H applicants and will be recognized at The Big E (Eastern States Exposition) during NH Day, Sept.14.
Falcone, 18, lives in New Hampshire on Five Sisters Farm with her four little sisters and many Shetland Sheep. She has been showing since she was 8 years old, and she has since learned how to flip and shear sheep as well as block and trim meat breeds, even though she only owns wool sheep. Falcone graduated from Lebanon High School last spring and now attends the University of New Hampshire, where she studies Recreation Management and Programming in the College of Health and Human Services. Although recently graduated from 4-H, she was a part of many clubs, including the Sullivan County Poultry Lovers and the Bloods Brook Bale Busters, and she was also a part of the Teen Conference Commission and the New Hampshire State Youth Leadership Team. She has plans of participating as a 4-H volunteer, as well as coming back to chaperone Teen Conference once she is old enough. In her free time, Hannah enjoys cross country running, Nordic skiing, and writing.
“We have some amazing 4-H teens here in NH; congratulations to Hannah, and congratulations to each 4-H volunteer for all you do to Grow True Leaders!” the 4-H organization said in a release.