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Johnson County 4-H Educator Wins UW Extension Recognition Honor
October 20, 2009 — A 4-H/youth educator in the Johnson County University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) office in Buffalo has received the Newer Employee Recognition Award.
Rachel Novakovich received the honor during the recent Extension Professional Improvement Conference in Laramie. Novakovich joined the Johnson County office in March 2006. She had previously worked in Uinta County as an intern for the University of Wyoming and later as the 4-H afterschool program coordinator.
Nomination letters praised Novakovich's optimism, enthusiasm and positive attitude.
"She tackles problems head-on with a no-nonsense, matter-of-fact way that ends with everyone as winners," wrote one nominator.
"In her approximately three years with extension, she has made a positive impact on the Wyoming 4-H program and left her footprint in a number of programs throughout the area and state," submitted another.
The annual conference brings together extension educators, specialists and Cent$ible Nutrition Program educators for training.