Mrs. Nancy Cronan has been a part of Louisiana 4-H since 1979 when she became a 4-H Club member in Allen Parish. She rose to become a member of the State Executive Board, then a 4-H agent in Calcasieu, Cameron and Allen parishes. Now she serves as a volunteer in those same parishes.
While an agent, Nancy served as State Food and Fitness Board Supervisor for several years. In this capacity she directed youth as host for the State Food and Fitness Camp. She has been on the State Curriculum Writing Team and served as a camp manager for several years.
Nancy was the guiding force for numerous state winners at 4-H University, many state record winners, several State Ambassador Talk winners and various state officers.
She has been honored by her peers with the Achievement Service Award, the Distinguished Service Award and the Meritorious Service Award – bestowed on her by the state 4‑H Agents Association.
Nancy encourages youth to reach for their goals and supports them when they achieve them. In the three parishes where she is still active, Mrs. Cronan has hosted tri-parish workshop days. She also volunteers as a leader for two clubs in Calcasieu Parish. In addition, she is the superintendent of the 4-H University Talent Competition and a sponsor of the State 4-H Performing Arts Board. She still judges state records and the State Ambassador Contest.
Nancy has been nominated for this honor not just because of her work as an agent, but for her continued work as a volunteer. She is always available to work with youth on local, parish and state levels. Although retired, she is still a vital part of the 4-H Program. She mentors new agents in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes, works as a club leader in Calcasieu and volunteers in Allen as a judge of many contests.
Nancy sees her major accomplishments as watching youth succeed. This may seem small to others, but Nancy values every youth she works with, and even their small accomplishments are large accomplishments to her.
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