Jackson Elected State 4-H President
From Wood County Extension Office
“I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world”. This is the pledge that Jake Jackson has taken; as he was recently elected President of the Texas State 4-H Council for 2012-13. Serving in this leadership role for Texas 4-H (an organization with over 65,000 youth members state-wide) is no small task. But for Jake Jackson, Quitman High School Senior, it is but one of many leadership goals that he has set and achieved in his ten year career in 4-H.
Jake has served in many officer positions in the Quitman 4-H Club and on the Wood County 4-H Council (President for 2011-12). Before being elected as State Council President, Jake was first elected as District 4-H Council President for 2012-13; serving 22 counties in Northeast Texas. As State 4-H Council President, he will lead the team with five other State Officers as they represent Texas 4-H at many events across the State in the coming year; promoting 4-H as the premier youth organization that teaches young people not only leadership and citizenship skills; but practical life skills that they will use to be future leaders.
Jake is the son of Jerry and Tracie Jackson of Quitman. He is an Honor Student at Quitman High School and is very active in school extra-curricular activities and his church youth group at First United Methodist Church of Quitman.