King honored by 4-H Club
The Pioneer 4-H Club said its goodbyes Feb. 27 to Allyssa King, a longtime member of the club.
King has been a member of the Pioneer 4-H club for 16 years. Throughout her years in 4-H, King enrolled in projects like bucket calf, crafts, ceramics, clothing, buymanship, foods, home environment, leadership, leather, plant science, poultry, public speaking, sheep and swine.
King's 4-H years were marked with great accomplishments. She has given 182 speeches in front of about 13,532 people. In 1998, she received top purple for her demonstration, public speaking and impromptu speaking. In that same year she received champion in public speaking at the Johnson County Fair.
Throughout the years, she has been grand champion in crafts, home environment and flowers. She has also been reserve grand champion in many other projects.
King became a Johnson County Ambassador in 1998. In 2000, she was chosen to be a Kansas River Youth Leadership member. Later, she became a member of the KRYL Action Team. King has been a camp counselor and attended Discovery Days at Kansas State University. In 2002, she won a trip to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., for her leadership. Also in 2002, King was crowned Miss 4-H.
She attended the "Be a Champ Sheep Camp" in Warner, Okla., to learn how to sheer and show sheep. To demonstrate her skills, she participated in sheep sheering contests at the Johnson County Fair. She has also shown sheep at the American Royal, the Johnson, Lyon, Franklin, and Douglas County Spring sheep shows, the Johnson County Fair and the Kansas State Fair.
King is a sophomore at Baker University in Baldwin City. She is a member of the cheerleading squad, the University Singers, the FCA, the Baker Star and is the KBNU radio news director. She is currently an intern for Laser Radio Station in Lawrence.