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Cape May County 4-H member Robert “Robbie” Elwell wins 3rd runner up in 4-H State Equestrian of the Year contest

Cape May County 4-H member Robert “Robbie” Elwell wins 3rd runner up in 4-H State Equestrian of the Year contest

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Cape May Court House — Cape May County 4-H is proud to announce that Robert “Robbie” Elwell won 3rd runner up in the 2021 NJ 4-H State Equestrian of the Year Contest, held virtually, on August 11th . Robbie, Cape May County Senior Equestrian of the Year, is a member of the Shore Blazers 4-H Club and a 2021 graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School. For the state contest, Robbie submitted a resume, essay, participated in a virtual interview with state judges, and gave a virtual stage presentation that focused on his experiences and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Equestrian of the Year contest is an ambassador program that encourages 4-H'ers to become well-rounded individuals with a comprehensive background in the horse field. Emphasis is placed on participation in educational equine events, public speaking skills, leadership proficiency, and county level teen leadership programs; community service; and other equine related activities.

Linda Horner, Cape May County 4-H Program Coordinator said, “Robbie is a wonderful example of a well-rounded 4-H member who has actively participated in 4-H programs, activities, contests, 4-H Fairs, as well as, educational 4-H camps and conferences. We are proud of all of his achievements.” 

For more information about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program, call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605 or visit capemay.njaes.rutgers.edu.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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