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Alexis Visser - Dan Patch Top 10 Finalist!

Congratulations to Alexis Visser for being selected as one of the Top 10 Finalists in the Dan Patch Award Program!

Since 1966, one member of the 4-H horse project has been awarded the Dan Patch Award. The award is based on the individuals overall achievement, leadership, and service and annually recognize outstanding youth leadership in the MN 4-H horse program.

The recipient will have exhibited a broad base of Learning, Leadership and Service experiences within the 4-H horse project, other 4-H project areas and within their community. The recipient will also show a commitment to continuous improvement in their individual life skills and to the 4-H program, especially in the Horse project.
Alexis Visser from Pequot Lakes, MN, and has been a 4-H member for 9 years. Alexis enjoys riding horses in saddle seat, pleasure, gaming, and western heritage; her other areas of interest include downhill skiing, veterinary science, youth leadership, nutrition science, shop, performing arts, and knowledge bowl.

She has held many different leadership positions over those years, including: Club President, Treasurer, and Reporter; Crow Wing County Horse Project Development Committee Chair and Vice Chair, Minnesota 4-H Horse Association Board of Directors as youth chair of the Expo Tack Sale and Western Heritage Program.

A few of her service projects include church youth group activities, teaching ski camp at Ski Gull annually, raising money for Relay for Life, giving pony rides at resorts in the summer, and volunteering her time and knowledge teaching other members. She enjoys seeing younger members grow in their skills each year and helping them achieve a better performance.

Alexis is extremely excited to represent Crow Wing County and the Minnesota 4-H Horse Program this year as a Dan Patch Top 10 Finalist.