2 PA Youth chosen as 2014-15 Ambassadors

2014_Convention_Day-6_FINAL_pic3On Friday at the 148th Annual National Grange Convention, Derek Snyder and Cassidy Cheddar, both of Pennsylvania, were selected the 2014-15 National Youth Ambassadors.

Two youth who have shown outstanding mentoring abilities as a Horizon Leadership Ambassador are selected to serve as Ambassadors each year.

The National Ambassadors will receive membership development training and assist with National Grange-sponsored activities.

A selection committee, appointed by the National Youth Development Director Charlene Espenshade, selected the ambassadors. The committee judged the candidates based on ambassadorship with an interview, speaking ability, and a written test of Grange knowledge.

Snyder of Boiling Springs, Pa., is a member of Valley Grange #1360. He is the son of James and Susan Synder ,and has two brothers, Tyler and Michael.

He is a freshman at Penn State, double majoring in business and economics.

He has been a member of the State Grange Youth Committee and is a past State Youth Officer Team member.  In his free time, he enjoys playing different sports and spending time with friends and family.

Cheddar is the daughter of Robert and Denise Cheddar of Elizabethtown, Pa.

She is a member of Elizabethtown Area Grange #2017 and Penn State Grange. At Elizabethtown, she is a member of the executive committee and chairs the “June Is Dairy Month” coloring contest.

At the state level, Cassidy has been a member of the State Grange Youth Committee and a past State Youth Committee Officer.

She is a senior at Penn State, studying agricultural education.  She is also a certified parliamentarian.

Last year, Cassidy was a Pfizer Communications Fellow at national session.

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