Get to know the town: Alaina Judd

In 2015, Alaina Judd gave nearly 60 hours of community service to local communities through 4-H, not including her involvement in other service-based organizations. She recently earned the Youth Volunteer of the Year award through the Greater Milford Chamber of Commerce.

Alaina Judd enjoys the butterfly exhibit at the Delaware State Fair this year between a full contest schedule.

Alaina Judd enjoys the butterfly exhibit at the Delaware State Fair this year between a full contest schedule.

Name: Alaina Judd

Age: 11-years- old

Hometown: Milford

Education: Going into sixth grade.

Tell us about yourself?

“I’m going to be doing FFA [Future Farmers of America] next year. I’m a 6 year member of the Houston Cardinanls 4-H group. I want to play sports [soccer and wrestling] and I’m in the Girl Scouts. I’m going to be a Cadette. I’m in the band, too.”

Tell me about 4-H?

“We do a lot of arts and crafts, horticulture, some animals… I work at the farm bureau for 4-H, too. The younger ones, we get to clean up.”

What’s your favorite activity?

“Probably the arts and crafts. I got lots of blue ribbons for 4-H at the fair. I also enter food in the culinary department. My snickerdoodles got first place and my brittle was first in the 4-H building. I had a ghost picture that got a yellow, but most of my crafts have blue ribbons.”

What do you get out of these organizations?

“…How to be a good citizen, taking care of the earth…”

Do you have a favorite class in school?

“Math and art.”

What would you like to learn in school?

“Spanish. It seems interesting.”

Tell us about being the Youth Volunteer of the Year?

“I was doing lots of community service like cleaning up the road, cleaning up the beach with 4-H, I helped the SPCA with the Girl Scouts, I stuffed the bags for chamber events…”

How does it feel to be recognized for your efforts?

“Good.”

If you could tell other kids anything, what would it be?

“Follow your heart and do what you want to do.”

Why focus on community service?

“Because I like helping out the community. My favorite is helping animals. I want to make sure they have enough food and water and make sure they have a nice home. Because sometimes when she’s [mom] taking me and my brother to my aunt’s house, we find one or two dogs out on the street. And it’s sad.”

Jennifer Antonik can be reached at mc@newszap.com

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