Miranda 4-H Wins Top County Club

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Miranda 4-H parade float [All photos provided by Miranda 4-H]

Recently the 4-H County Awards Ceremony took place and Miranda 4-H Club received Top 4-H Club countywide for the second year in a row. The club is very honored to receive this award and looks forward to continuing their growth.

Malachi Church with parents.

Malachi Church, 4-H ambassador, at county award ceremony with his parents.

During the awards ceremony, Malachi Church, a member of Miranda 4-H Club, was also accepted as a 4-H County Ambassador. This is the highest honor given in 4-H at the county level. The relatively new Miranda 4-H Club now has two 4-H County Ambassadors. The other is Jonathan Archibold who was accepted last year.

Miranda 4-H Club is only one 4-H Club in the Southern Humboldt Unified School District. The Club is open to kids from 5 to 18 years old.

The projects the club is offering this year are Art (Drawing/Painting), Blacksmithing, Cooking, Crafts, Horses, Hunter Safety, Lego Engineering, Outdoor Adventure, Poultry, Rabbits, Swine, and Woodworking. Members choose which projects they are interested in and only take the one(s) that they want. They also attend a monthly community meeting with the entire club where there are often games, crafts and always a potluck dinner provided in part by the 4-H Cooking project.

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A Miranda 4-H Community meeting with Hank Toborg, guest and veteran.

If anyone is looking to join Miranda 4-H Club and participate in any of the projects, then come to the community meeting on October 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Stevens Hall in Miranda. Enrollment is $55 for a member. But for a limited time, new members are only $5. So come, make friends, and join in the fun.

If you have any further questions about the club please contact Shanna Archibold at (707) 498-7217.

Photos from Miranda 4-H projects and events below:

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Jonathan Archibold, County Ambassador, working with younger club members.

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Three members of Miranda 4H Swine group at the Humboldt County Fair.

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One of Miranda 4-H’s parade floats.

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Miranda 4-H’s blacksmithing project.

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Miranda 4-H decorated the Mateel Hall in Redway for a community Thanksgiving feast. Giving back to the community is a value that 4-H promotes.

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Miranda 4-H has a monthly Lego project. Every year the group enters a large project in the Humboldt County Fair.

Note: This reporter is the Malachi Church, age 16, who was accepted as a 4-H County ambassador. He is the son of Redheaded Blackbelt publisher Kym Kemp.



  • A fun awards ceremony and thank you Malachi and Jonathan for the informative presentation on the local blacksmithing.

    Congratulations Miranda 4H

  • Excellent job Malachi and all 4Her’s!!!

  • Hunter Lehnert - Miranda 4H mom

    Congrats on another amazing year! What an amazing group of young people. Excited to see what you will do this year.
    Thank you to all the parents and community members that help make this such a stupendous group.
    A very special THANK YOU to Ms. Shanna Archibold, without you and your tremendous dedication to these youths and this group, I’m not sure this club would be as successful. Thank you for everything you do! 🍀🍀🍀🍀

    • Shanna is why my kid got involved in 4-H and she is large part of why he has been so successful. She is organized, knowledgeable, hard-working, passionate about the kids, and a no drama leader. Every organization should be so lucky to have a Shanna Archibold!

  • I love this story!
    The family shot made me smile a real smile.
    I’m in love with the way I see both of your faces in the faces of those beautiful young men you’ve built.
    Tell The Old Man he looks alright too.
    And I just smiled again.

  • Shanna Archibold

    Nice article Malachi. Thank you ladies for your kind words. I appreciate them, but I don’t run the club. The kids do. And last years officers did a good job! Thanks for all their hard work goes to:
    Daphne Hobbs, president
    Anisha Gutshall, vice president
    Mimi LeClair, secretary
    Jonathan Archibold, treasurer
    Braxton Tucker-Lehnert, apprentice treasurer
    Malachi Church, reporter
    Logan Hobbs, health officer
    Oscar LeClair, activities coordinator
    Shade Houston, quarter master

    Great job!

  • Shanna Archibold

    Also, thank you to the Miranda 4-H assistant leader, Marty Hobbs & the project leaders. We couldn’t win top club with out all the hard work of Annika Hogan, Tory Shanzle, Eva Penkert, Justin Lehnert, Shane Embry, and of course Marty Hobbs!

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