Granbury’s Bison elected Texas 4-H Council president

September 7, 2013

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Granbury High School junior Colten Bison was elected president of the Texas 4-H Council, apparently making him the first student from Granbury to reach that position.

As president, Bison is the state representative of the Texas 4-H Council and will travel to various events throughout the year.

He is also responsible for making sure various 4-H projects throughout the state stay on track and are completed.

Bison started in 4-H at an early age.

“I started when I was 9 years old and in third grade,” said Bison, now 16. “My dad was in it (4-H) when he was in school. I had a goat my first year and did not even know what I was doing.”

Bison, however, knows what he’s doing now.

“Colten is a very hard-working young man,” said Marty Vahlenkamp, Texas AgriLife Extension agent for Hood County. “He has been a good role model to our young 4-H’ers and is always willing to help out. We are very proud of the leadership position that Colten has obtained. It is an honor for him, his family and the Hood County 4-H program. We know that he will be a great representative for the Texas 4-H program.”

Bison is eager to travel throughout the state.

“I look forward to going and seeing the other parts of the state, see the variety of their projects and meeting people – learning things that will help me with college and my career,” Bison said.

“This gives me a feeling of purpose.”

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