Monday, February 13, Legacy Academy’s 4H Club met for their monthly meeting. Legacy Academy, a private Christian school in De Queen is committed to providing students a wide variety of learning experiences. This school year, in addition to the 4-H program, students have weekly violin lessons, participate in archery, and have recently learned how to play Lacrosse. “We understand that learning is a lifelong skill that must be developed. Hands-on opportunities and a variety of activities can enhance student learning and create opportunities for the application of learned skills,” said school administrator Jessica Gallagher.

During Legacy Academy’s 4-H meeting, led by President, Jennifer Fraire, faculty sponsor, Susan Shelton, taught members proper casting techniques and fish identification in preparation for an upcoming field trip. Afterwards, student Eli Mitchell showed a robot he recently built and demonstrated how it worked.

4-H is one of the nation’s largest youth clubs. The club empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Students complete hands-on projects in areas like such as health, science, agriculture, and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.

“The Legacy 4-H Club has provided a superb avenue for students to develop and demonstrate leadership skills and learn how to work together to set and accomplish goals,” said Susan Shelton, faculty sponsor.

For more information, please call the office at (870) 642-8937 or visit the school at 314 Gilson Avenue, De Queen, Arkansas, to request an information packet.