Michigan 4-H Animal Science Sportsperson of the Year brings sportsmanship to competition

With minimal planning, you can easily include sportsmanship lessons into competitive events.

Wyatt Mazich with his 2016 Michigan 4-H Animal Science Sportsperson of the Year buckle.

Wyatt Mazich with his 2016 Michigan 4-H Animal Science Sportsperson of the Year buckle.

The Michigan 4-H Youth Development Program would like to announce Shiawassee County 4-H member Wyatt Mazich as the winner of the second annual Michigan 4-H Animal Science Sportsperson of the Year award. The selection committee had a difficult time selecting just one winner from many impressive nominations.

Mazich was nominated by 4-H leaders Beth Clark and Nicole Challender, with letters of support from Shiawassee County 4-H program coordinator Nikki Hersch. It was mentioned on more than one occasion that although Mazich is a fierce competitor, he never hesitates to help teach someone less experienced.

It was clear to the selection committee that Mazich also shows a great deal of care and respect for the animals in his care. It’s because of the commitment and dedication of individuals like Mazich to the 4-H animal science programs that we’re able to provide positive experiences to youth and adults throughout our state.

Looking for opportunities to incorporate sportsmanship into competitive events? The Michigan State University Extension 4-H Sportsmanship taskforce is offering a webinar on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. Topics will include new Michigan 4-H sportsmanship activities, the extremely successful #RewardTheGood campaign piloted at the 2016 Michigan 4-H State Horse Show, and much more.

To join the webinar from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android, go to https://msu.zoom.us/j/635761893. You can also join by phone by calling 1-646-558-8656 and using the meeting ID 635-761-893.

For more information on the upcoming webinar, or how you can incorporate more sportsmanship into your programs contact, Taylor Fabus at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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