Matthew Ylarregui, 12, is a seventh grader at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. He has been a member of Howard 4-H for four years. He is actively involved in sheep, poultry, community pride, cooking, food preservation, shooting sports and leadership.
He has been the county winner in Achievement for the past two years. He strives to do his best in everything he does. He is a straight-A student, plays football, baseball and wrestles on top of being very involved in the Madera County 4-H program. One of his achievements last year was winning first in poultry showmanship. Showmanship is one of his favorite things to compete in. He wants to win so he can compete in Round Robin where he would have to show all species of animals. He was a junior leader for both the sheep and poultry project. Because of his academics, active involvement in the community with 4-H and his other extracurricular activities he was picked the Fresno Bee’s 6th grade Academic All Star.
In his fourth year of 4-H Matthew was chairman for the Christmas Star Program, Game Night, and our club’s community service project to collect and put together toiletry items for the Madera Rescue Mission.
He was also reporter for the club. He enjoys community pride because he likes helping others and helping out in the community. He help plant flowers and weed the flowerbeds in front of the Madera County Historical Museum, helped serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Madera Rescue Mission, sold Kids Day paper, helped out at Relay for Life and made craft kits for Valley Children’s...