The past two summers, The Tribune profiled local high school athletes who entered 4-H projects for the Jackson County Fair.
The 2020 fair was scheduled for this week, but it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We still wanted to highlight the efforts that local student-athletes put into their 4-H projects, which were entered virtually this year. Look for profiles throughout the week.
Name: Zoe Plummer
School: Columbus East High School
Sports: Cheerleading, track and field
Number of years involved in 4-H: 8
4-H club: Cortland Crushers
4-H project this year: Photography
How do you balance your sports and 4-H responsibilities?
By being well planned and getting focusing on getting things done.
What is your typical schedule like during the summer when it comes to 4-H and sports? What is an average day like?
This year was a little different. We had virtual cheer practices during the week. When not practicing, I enjoy being outside and taking pictures.
Why are you involved in both 4-H and athletics?
Our family has always enjoyed 4-H and fair week. We also enjoy participating in many different sports. I like to stay busy.
What is something you’ve learned from 4-H that translates to your sports or vice versa?
I have learned how to be responsible.
Why would you encourage someone in 4-H to also participate in athletics?
It is fun and easy to participate in both. They keep you heart-healthy and teach you how to be responsible at a young age.