Big Horn 4-H’er earns award

Big Horn County 4-H educator Gretchen Gasvoda received the Achievement in Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) in October at its annual conference in New Orleans.

The award recognizes professional attitude and accomplishments, commitment to 4-H and professional improvement, involvement in the Wyoming Association of Extension 4-H Agents (WAE4-HA) and outstanding work in the field of positive youth development.

Gasvoda began her career with UW Extension as an educator in the Cent$ible Nutrition Program before making the transition to 4-H in 2011.

“Children and teaching have always been my passion,” said Gasvoda.

She has adopted four children, been a foster parent to 12 and taught preschool. Gasvoda is an active member of WAE4-HA and served as treasurer from 2014-2015.

The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents is a professional association for 4-H youth development professionals. The association has more than 3,700 members.

–UW Extension