Andria Garcia of Edinburg was elected to the District 12 4-H Council on July 9 in Cotulla. She will serve as delegate-at-large for District 12, which covers 20 counties in deep South Texas.

As delegate-at-large, her responsibilities extend to serving on the State 4-H Council. On Sept. 26, she will be officially recognized at the State Fair of Texas Honor Awards Banquet in Dallas.

Andria is the daughter of Arnoldo and Ofelia Garcia. She has an older brother, Jacob, who is a sophomore at Texas A&M University and a younger sister, Bianca.

Andria is a member of the Edinburg Town and Country 4-H Club and a senior at Economedes High. She plans to attend Texas A&M University in College Station to major in agricultural leadership and development.

Andria’s summer schedule was kept full with 4-H projects and activities. She attended the state 4-H Round Up on June 8-11 in College Station. As this event, she competed as a member of the Hidalgo County Senior Team in grass identification. She also gave an illustrated talk, titled “Uses of the Domestic Rabbit.”

She attended the District 12 Leadership Lab on June 21-25 in Camp Thicket in Weslaco. As an officer of the district council in 2008-09, she helped plan, organize and lead the leadership and team-building activities.

To prepare for her position on the state council, Andria attended the 2009-10 Texas 4-H Council Workshop at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. At this workshop, participants learned about hospitality, dressing for success, public speaking, leadership and promoting 4-H.

“We congratulate Andria for her achievements,” said Doug Denny, 4-H County Extension Agent in Hidalgo County. “Throughout her years in 4-H, she took advantage of opportunities to develop organizational and leadership skills at the club, district and state levels.”

4-H is the youth program of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, teaching leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Texas 4-H is open to all youth between the ages of 9 (or 8 and in the 3rd grade) to 18. If you would like to know more about 4-H and how to get involved, contact Doug Denny, 4-H County Extension Agent, at 383-1026.