Savay Sexton retires green jacket


High school senior Savay Sexton retired her green jacket after serving her elected term on the Texas 4-H Council. Savay was selected for State Council by earning the position of District 10 4-H President, which covers 22 counties in south central Texas.

During her year of serving and representing Gonzales County 4-H, District 10 4-H, and all of Texas 4-H, she traveled to Brownwood for leadership and planning activities at the Texas 4-H Center; Dallas for the State Fair of Texas leadership and development activities as well as state wide community service; College Station for planning and executing of State 4-H Roundup; and Austin for Texas 4-H Congress. 

During Texas 4-H Roundup, she served in multiple facets as kids from across Texas came to compete at state-level contests. Her week consisted of organizing, greeting, setting up, decorating, and competing in the Beef Educational Presentations category, earning second place. The highlight for her was being selected to serve as emcee for the finale of Roundup in Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M. 

As a leadership team member for Texas 4-H Congress, she helped plan events that were part of the three-day mock legislative session held at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Savay held the role of House Chair of the Livestock and Agriculture Committee, where they debated bills in committee to see which would move on to the House floor. 

A select group of only 200 4-Hers from across Texas attended Texas 4-H Congress, which happens every other year. Being part of the leadership team was a huge responsibility and a great honor. At this event, she was selected to introduce the keynote speaker at the final banquet. 

Savay has served 4-H and represented Gonzales County with passion and grace to encourage kids to get involved in the largest youth organization in the country with multiple development opportunities. 

 She goes into her senior year serving as president of Gonzales County 4-H Council and being involved in multiple 4-H projects, including public speaking, livestock judging, raising and showing cattle, showing pigs, and leadership.

Texas 4-H is a group of local clubs for kids and teens in grades 3-12 to develop life skills, make friends, learn about the world around them, and have fun. The 4-H club pledge represents the meaning behind the Hs on the clover: “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.”

As the largest youth development program in the nation, Texas 4-H impacts more than 550,000 youth each year. Gonzales County has a great group of 4-H kids impacting their community and state.