Southeastern High School and Vinton County 4-H alumna, Maddie Allman, has been selected for the 2021 Ohio State University Homecoming Court. This honor does not come easily, and Allman attributes much of her success to her 4-H experience. Read about Maddie’s 4-H story by the Ohio 4-H Foundation here: https://ohio4h.org/newsletter/ohio-4-h-highlights/september-2021/4-h-royalty-ohio-state?fbclid=IwAR0BBkI3uwQ3pgDwPDXeaRbblLBQGN5ows-4cPdx4x30W92d97HRvTfMrk0
Each member of Ohio State’s homecoming court also chooses an organization they are passionate about and are expected to conduct a fundraiser for the group. Maddie has chosen to fundraise on behalf of the Ohio 4-H program with a goal of receiving a donation from all 50 U.S. States. All donations made to Maddie’s fundraiser will go to the Ohio 4-H Foundation Fund. This fund supports Ohio 4-H Youth Development programming efforts and goes toward supporting 4-H members participating in conferences, camps, and other activities. Fundraising is open from Monday, September 20th to Monday, October 11th. If you are interested in donating to Maddie’s fundraiser, please follow the link https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/27133
Maddie studies Community Leadership with a specialization in Community & Extension Education. She has dual minors in Youth Development and Rural Sociology and hopes tp pursue a career as an Extension Educator after completing graduate school. She is actively involved on campus as President of Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University, Secretary of the SPHINX Senior Class Honorary, Founding executive member of the Buckeyes First Student Organization for First Generation College Students, a student in OSU Honors & Scholars, and is a Buckeye of Distinction as a Class of 2022 Buckeye Leadership Fellow. In 2019, Maddie was inducted into the Ohio 4-H Teen Hall of Fame and in 2020 was selected as a National 4-H Conference Roundtable Facilitator. She was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Student Employee Award for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for her outstanding work as a student employee at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.
Homecoming Court members will be recognized on Ohio Stadium field during Ohio State Football’s Homecoming Game against Maryland on Saturday, October 9th. Two “Royal Buckeyes” will be crowned during the pre-game ceremony.
You can find out more information on Ohio State’s Homecoming festivities at https://homecoming.osu.edu/