Tarrant County 4-H Announces
County Officers & Ambassador Team
Samantha Mares - Tarrant County 4-H President and Tarrant County Ambassador. Ms. Mares, an Arlington resident and a homeschooled high school senior has been part of 4-H for six years. Currently serving as Secretary at the club-level (Straight Shooters), she also participates on the Tarrant County Youth Council Board, and serves on the board of advisors for the Tedx Youth at Fort Worth project. A recipient of the Danforth 4-H award, Ms. Mares’ projects include Shooting Sports, Hunting/Wildlife Conservation, and Public Speaking. She plans to major in Wildlife and Fisheries and minor in Agricultural Communications at Texas A&M University.
Katie Womble - Tarrant County 4-H Vice President and Tarrant County Ambassador. Ms. Womble, also a homeschooled student and a resident of Keller, has been a 4-H member for seven years. Currently serving as 2nd Vice President at the club-level (Straight Shooters), she has held numerous other officer roles through the years. While Ms. Womble’s leadership activities consume a great deal of time, her other interests include Clothing/Textiles and Shooting Sports. However, her real passion lies in the Communication/Expressive Arts where she hopes to pursue a career.
Amanda Roach - Tarrant County 4-H Secretary. In her 10+ year 4-H career, Ms. Roach, a homeschool student, has held various 4-H leadership roles at both the club level (Voyage 4-H) and the Tarrant County level. Ms. Roach, a North Richland Hills resident, received the 2014 4-H Gold Star award and won Grand Champion in the Sewing Division at 2014 Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show. While involved in many projects, her main projects are Health and Leadership. Her dream profession is to become a voice-over actress for films or television.
Patton Maynard, Tarrant County District 4-H Delegate. Mr. Maynard, a Junior at Lake Country Christian School and member of the National Junior Honor Society, currently serves as President of his local club (Lake Country 4-H). A Fort Worth resident and a 4-H member for eight years, Mr. Maynard has served his club in various leadership roles including: Secretary/Treasurer, Reporter and County Delegate. In addition, he has previously served at the county level as the Secretary/Treasurer. His projects include Communication/Expressive Arts and Rabbits.
Katy Bell, Tarrant County Reporter. Ms. Bell, a homeschooled high school senior, has been a 4-H member for five years. She is a resident of Fort Worth. Her leadership roles at the club-level (Straight Shooters) have included 1st Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Council Delegate. Her interests include Shooting Sports and Food & Nutrition where she has won numerous awards in the Cake Decorating category. Ms. Bell’s plan is to attend Tarleton State University next fall with an eye toward receiving her teaching degree.
Brandon Denson – Tarrant County 4-H Ambassador. Mr. Denson, an Eagle Scout and recent high school graduate, is a resident of Fort Worth and has been a 4-H member for five years. His leadership roles have included various officer roles within his local club (Straight Shooters): 1st Vice President, 3rd Vice President, and Teen Assistant. Mr. Denson’s interests include Shooting Sports (archery, shotgun, rifle) and Public Speaking. He is currently pursuing an Associates of Business Management. Mr. Denson plans to join the U.S. Marine Corps in the near future.
Lauren Hamilton – Tarrant County 4-H Ambassador. Ms. Hamilton, a homeschooled high school student residing in Arlington, has been a 4-H member for five years. Currently serving as Treasurer of her club (Straight Shooters), she has held numerous other leadership roles through the years. In addition to being very active in the Shooting Sports project, Ms. Hamilton has self-led a project in Photography where she has won numerous awards at the local, district and state levels. She plans to complete her Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Psychology.