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Barnstable County 4-H Advisory Council Announces 2023 Scholarship Award 


4-H member Morgan Chaves has been awarded the scholarship to support pursuit of post-secondary education. 

October 5, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County 4-H Advisory Council is pleased to announce that Barnstable County 4-H member, Morgan Chaves, has been awarded a scholarship to support her pursuit of post-secondary education. Morgan is currently attending the Maine College of Art & Design, where she is majoring in illustration and folk art to support her passion for the arts and to convey important messages related to the environment, politics, socioeconomics, and culture through her work. Additionally, Morgan intends to obtain certification in art education to contribute to the growth of students in the field of art. 

Morgan has been an active participant in 4-H for many years, beginning with her first exposure to the program as a participant in the 4-H Babysitters Training Course provided by her local library. She then became a member of the Mini Whinnies, a miniature horse club, followed by her membership in the Barnstable County Livestock Club. As a member of the Livestock Club, Morgan actively supported events at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, including the Harvest Festival, and she was selected to lead the barn crew for the 2021 County Fair. Morgan has also been an enthusiastic participant in the 4-H Kitchen and is a recognized exhibitor in the Youth Building. 

The Barnstable County 4-H family wishes Morgan the very best in all her future endeavors.


Massachusetts 4-H is part of the University of Massachusetts Extension Programming. The 4-H program is open to youth ages 5-18 throughout Massachusetts. The 4-H Youth Development Program offers many projects, activities, and programs where young people can explore, learn, and grow. 4-H programs can take place in a variety of locations. These include community clubs, 4-H clubs or groups at community centers, in schools, and in after-school programs. Massachusetts 4-H is part of the University of Massachusetts Extension System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in the country reaching more that 27,000 youth in Massachusetts and 6 million young people throughout the country. 


Cape Cod Cooperative Extension is the education department for Barnstable County. Educational programs focus on agriculture, marine resources, horticulture, aquaculture, natural resources, water quality, recycling, household hazardous waste, nutrition, food safety, youth development and environmental education issues facing the county. Extension programs are conducted in Barnstable County in cooperation with the staff at the University of Massachusetts, and The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution–Sea Grant program.