Shawn Thayer Shawn currently serves as the club leader of the "Pioneer Valley Young Shepards Club", Hampshire County 4-H Fair Secretary and Camp Director of the MA 4-H Sheep Camp.She is thoroughly knowledgeable about 4-H having been a member, employee and long time volunteer for 4-H.
Shawn's knowledge of the sheep industry has benefited dozens of youth through her
coaching of the nationally acclaimed MA 4-H Sheep Quiz Bowl Team.These teams consistently place at the top of the competition and return with a commitment to prepare yet another team for the next years event.She
has a unique mix of abilities in being able to see the "big picture" as well as paying attention to all the small details necessary to make a program successful.Her
latest project, the development of the "High Point Award" has been responsible for recognizing youth for outstanding work at each of the four Western Mass. 4-H fairs.
The head "H" guides the learning process.Shawn
has been selected to receive the Head award because of her
commitment to providing a variety of learning opportunities to the youth involved in 4-H