Lena Berry, a sophomore at Caesar Rodney High School, is following in her big sister and brother’s footsteps.
When Rebecca and Zen Myers started to become active in 4-H, Lena, who was about 5 years old, tagged along. Now she’s just as active as they were and has become a leader in Kent County 4-H.
She serves as secretary on the group’s Junior Council and recently won awards for her community service.
Kent County 4-H recognized the Wyoming teen with the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Lena also was honored with the heart award, named for one of the four values that 4-H members strive for. All together, these include: Head (managing and thinking), Heart (relating and caring), Hand (giving and working) and Health (being and living).
“It was an amazing experience because I saw older students get this award [in the past], so winning it was a big achievement,” Lena said.
Lena has a big heart, as shown by the number of hours of community service she gives. Last year, she spent 387 hours doing community work with children and the elderly.
Two of her favorite ways of volunteering are helping with 4-H camp and preparing parade floats. Look for her and other 4-H members in the local St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Lena also is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, plays field hockey and soccer and belongs to an after school club studying Arabic language and culture. She juggles it all and still finds time to help others.
“It’s a very busy schedule,” she said. “It may seem like a lot, but you just have to make time to do it and help people.”