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Living the 4-H Principles

Each month, three members are selected from across Montana (western, central, and eastern) for the 4-H Member Spotlight. Youth are nominated because they exemplify the principles of 4-H:

Head –  

4-H'ers demonstrate learning and an aptitude for personal growth in their 4-H projects or in other capacities. They use this mindset to better themselves, their club, community, country, or world. 

Heart –  

4-H'ers demonstrate leadership, loyalty, and the six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship) for themselves, their club, community, country, or world. 

Hands –  

4-H'ers act as informed citizens: They give to others in their club and community to serve their community, country, or world. 

Health –  

4-H'ers demonstrate dedication to maintaining mental and physical health as well as the health of their club, community, country, or world. 



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4-H Member Spotlights: February 2024

We are proud of the learning, leadership, service, and citizenship these Montana 4-H youth exemplify as they enrich our Montana communities.  

Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments. 




Daxon Kahl

Daxon Kahl

Eastern Region

Dax is a dedicated student who is eager to learn and is attentive to instruction and detail.  He is extraordinary at utilizing new skills and practicing his skills to near perfection. 

He is a natural leader who shares his talents and skills with other members and youth through his leadership.  He is friendly and well-respected by his peers and helps with the Cloverbuds program. 

Dax has led his club in community service projects. Even at a young age he was active and passionate about giving back through service. 

Kahl is honest even in the most difficult times. Even in peer pressure situations, he does what is right and attempts to guide is peers in doing the same. 

He is respectful and has proven great responsibility, especially following through on 3 market animal projects and doing well all the way through the 4-H year.  

Always inclusive of all involved, Kahl will go out of his way to include someone who feels left out. He also shows great heart when caring for his animals and helping his younger sisters with their projects. 

Shyla Solomon

Shyla Solomon 

Central Region

Shyla is involved in a plethora of 4-H projects including sewing, baking, vet science, market swine, market beef, and breeding swine. 

She is willing to lead yet demonstrates enough humility to be guided and appreciates opportunities she is given. Solomon volunteers to help those who need it and completes any tasks needing to be completed. She is the Hill County ambassador and president of her club. 

Supportive of all, she helps others with creating their projects and helps boost their confidence. 

Solomon prides herself on trying to set a good example. 

Lisa Tuck

Lisa Tuck 

Western Region

When Lisa gave her first demonstration on "How to Sew an Apron” she was nervous and had to overcome a huge amount of stage fright, so she practiced very hard.  She overcame her fear of speaking.  Since then, she has spoken in front of people as often as possible to strengthen her newfound confidence.   

In her first year as a 4-H member, Lisa received the office of reporter and sent letters and reports as needed.  She attended every 4-H meeting despite additional involvement in piano, cross country, and horse lessons.   

Last year Tuck was the only 4-H member in the county to participate in County Congress Fashion Review.  The county also reinitiated the Stir-ups contest during their County Congress and she competed, winning grand without ever having seen the event before.  Additionally, Lisa participated in Horse Camp for the first time last year.  It was a very rainy cold weekend yet while others were calling it quits, Lisa toughed it out and rode throughout the whole weekend, jumping at the chance to do it again this year.   

She diligently fed her market lamb "Scampers" and has been working hard on her horse showmanship for upcoming horse shows.   

Tuck has participated in making blankets and feeding the homeless in the Flathead.  She is quick to lend a hand to fellow members and loves to try new things.   


4-H Member Spotlight with green 4-H four-leaf clover



You are welcome to nominate more than one 4-H member;complete the form once per nominee.