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Celine Beggs: Why I stayed with 4-H

When asked for a favorite 4-H memory, or why she joined the 4-H Program, Celine Beggs would rather answer why she stayed in 4-H. Celine is currently pursuing her master's degree at Iowa State University while working part time at the Iowa 4-H Foundation as an administrative specialist. Here, in her own words, is her 4-H story:


When I really think back on my time as a 4-H member, and the choices I’ve made through life, I think back to my first Taylor County Fair photography judging experience. I was extremely nervous. I presented the judge with two projects; a photo of cats and a series of photos of my dog. The photos were rough and the writeups were worse, but the judge took time to get to know me and my photography knowledge. He taught me so many different terms and techniques and challenged me to pick two, work on them, and bring back a stronger photo next year. 
I did just that. Each year, he would challenge me to do something better and he took the time to educate in the proces…