Drake Places Three, Including a First, in 4-H Dog Photo Contest

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The Warren County 4-H program year looked much different in 2020 than ever before. Many families and leaders found new ways to interact in the program. Salenah Drake is a member of the Sanford Saddles & Spurs club and during a normal year, she is very active in the horse program. With the many changes that affected 2020, Salenah stayed committed to her love of animals with the help of her one-and-a-half-year-old Mastador named, Echo. 

(Photo: 1st place: Salenah Drake worked with her K9 companion, Echo, to capture this image and take first place in the Northeast Regional 4-H Photo Contest.)

The Pennsylvania 4-H program offered a dog photo contest for members across the state to participate. Additionally, the opportunity led to compete in the Northeastern National Contest. The intention of the photo contest supported youth to stay engaged in the 4-H program. Salenah with the support of Echo and her mom, Stephanie, took on the challenge. Congratulations to Salenah for placing 2nd and 3rd in the state class Me & My Dog and 1st place in the state class Classic Art. 

Nationally, Salenah placed 1st in the Classic Art Jr division with Monet. She also had success in two additional categories. In the Selfie Jr division with her black and white, Salenah placed 2nd. Lastly in the Advanced Jr division with her photo entitled, Cheese, she placed 3rd

2nd place: Using black and white to convey love and appreciation, Salenah Drake placed 2nd with the selfie image of her and Echo.

Congratulations to Salenah on her participation in the state and national opportunities through the new virtual options in 4-H. If you would like to learn more about the Warren County 4-H program you can check us out on the web at http://extension.psu.edu/warren. Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth-development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens.  To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.

3rd place: In the Advanced Junior division, Salenah Drake and Echo placed 3rd with the outdoor image.