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Youth Spotlight: Alyah Ahring


After reading about what drives Alyah, you will want to attend the Eagle County Fair this July and maybe you will see her in action!


Alyah is a perpetual go-getter with a passion for many things! She enjoys playing the piano, going 4-wheeling and mudding, hanging out with her friends, and fishing or hunting. She is truly an outdoor girl!


Alyah’s Involvement with the local 4-H Club is her top passion. Her main focus is on all aspects of raising and showing Livestock.


Alyah grew up watching her two of her aunts being actively involved with 4-H and she knew she wanted to follow in their footsteps. Alyah and her family participate within the livestock community, with attention to showing animals. Alyah acquired her first steer and also showed two pigs at the age of 8 years old! Now Alyah is in her sixth year of participation in 4-H. As part of her 4-H responsibilities, Alyah is required to complete community service projects such as providing and serving meals through her church and helping families in need.


Alyah expressed, “4-H has made a big impact in her life. I have learned a lot of things and met a lot of different people due to my involvement in 4-H.”


Who are the people who inspire Alyah? Alyah says it is her teachers, her parents, and just most adults who inspire Alyah to do her best and to be a better person.


Alyah advises young people, “Just don’t give up, hard work pays off, and do the things you enjoy!” A quote that has stuck with Alyah is “dreams don’t work unless you do”.


Written by Samantha Bryant, Mountain Youth Life Skills Educator, sbryant@mountainyouth.org


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