Orange County 4-H
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OC 4-H Spotlight

Orange County Ambassadors for 2020-2021

Here are the Orange County 4-H Ambassadors! We look forward to your leadership to make this an amazing year!


Eric Castillo

Hello I am Eric Castillo from the La Habra Hilltoppers 4-H club. I am 18 years old and I have been in 4-H for 8 years now. I have done a lot of outside activities including club soccer for most of my life and participation in my school's Academic Decathlon teams and Marching band, I play 4 different instruments in that band. In 4-H I have been my club's president and teen leader for projects. I enjoy public speaking and I always look forward to fun activities especially ones that involve biology. I look forward to a great year that will be full of opportunities to better my community and myself.


Sofia Castillo

My name is Sofia Castillo, I am 15 years old and I am a La Habra Hilltopper. I have been in 4-H for 8 years. During my years with the Hilltoppers I have been on the Executive Board for the last 4 years. I have taken the positions of Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Community Service Officer, current Vice President. I have served on the Orange County Teen Council for the last 2 years as Secretary. I have been the Youth Co-Chair for Fashion Revue for 2 years and Youth Co-Chair for Food Fiesta 1 year. I was the Orange County Fashion Revue winner for 3 years and have been a Gold Medalist at State Fashion Revue for 2 years. I have led the Dog and Sewing Projects as the Youth Leader and I am currently a Platinum Star recipient. I am an International Baccalaureate student at Sonora High School and have played at Carnegie Hall.


Serafina Martinez



Hi, my name is Serafina Martinez. I am a member of the Mesa Goat-Hill Go-Getters 4-H club. This is my tenth year in 4-H, and I am currently my club’s secretary. In 4-H I participate in a variety of different projects. My favorites include the crochet project and cake decorating project. In addition to 4-H I am a Junior at Irvine High School and a member of the water polo and swim teams.




Dominique Montes

Hi! My name is Dominique Montes, I am 17 years old and this is my 8th year in the La Habra Hilltoppers 4-H club. Over the past 8 years in 4-H I have served as the Recreation officer, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, and I am now on my second term as President on my club board. I have served on Teen Council 4 Years as Vice President and 2 Years as President. I am also doing my second year as a County Ambassador. Along with being on many different boards at a club and county level I raise and show Market and breeding cattle, Market and breeding swine, and Market lambs. I plan on going to college to study Animal Nutrition and Livestock Judging with hopes to judge shows one day. I am so grateful for my years in 4-H and the different people I have met. The opportunities are endless. I cannot wait for this 4-H year and to see what it has in store for all of us!


Lauren Reyes

Hello, I am Lauren Reyes and I have been in the La Habra Hilltoppers club for five years. I am 17 years old and a high school senior. Within 4-H, I am a California State Ambassador and Teen Adviser for the Orange County
Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 program year. I have also been State Civic Engagement Advisory Committee member, Teen Co-Chair of Food Fiesta, President of the Orange County Teen Council, and several club officer positions like Vice President. Outside of 4-H, I am a member of the College Board Hispanic National Recognition Program. I enjoy swimming, playing music, and crafting. In college, I will study Medicine. I love 4-H and believe it is a powerful program for every child. 4-H has sparked my passion for advocacy and teaching others. Let’s have a fulfilling year!


Special thanks to Ambassador Adviser - Esperanza Reyes!

Our CA 4-H State Ambassador!

Congratulations to Lauren Reyes - selected as CA 4-H State Ambassador for 2020-2021 and proudly representing OC 4-H!!

Lauren Reyes

The 4-H State California Ambassador position is one of the highest service opportunities recognized by the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. California State Ambassadors help shape the CA 4-H program. They promote 4-H, plan state-wide events, teach at events across the state, and more. California State Ambassadors are youth advocates for the California 4-H Program.

Showcasing the Great Work of O-C 4-H'ers

Our events are going virtual! Virtualogy Replaces Imaginology

Virtual Imaginology Announcement event page

Information and results:  Virtualogy Site Page

Virtual livestock competition was a success!

Large Livestock web snip

Visit for results


2020 Virtual Fashion Revue is completed.

Find information here: Virtual Fashion Revue site page


In these challenging times of shelter-at-home and dealing with COVID-19, 4-H'ers continue to use their head, heart, hands and health to do good for our community.

Take a look at all of the creativity of OC 4-H'ers!




"Our County Ambassadors wrote 100 Letters of encouragement for the senior citizens at Oakmont Senior Living in Whittier, California. They were delivered today. The director was extremely grateful for the gesture and shared with me that the gesture would be the highlight of their day. The senior home is on lockdown due to the pandemic, so this is a perfect way to cheer them up. I am proud of our County Ambassadors- they wrote lovely letters." --E. Reyes, Ambassador Advisor 

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OC 4-H members have donated more than 250 face masks to clinics, hospitals, and homeless in our community.


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