Annika Drath was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of August. She is the daughter of Kim and Troy Drath and a member of the Little Valley Victors 4-H Club. She graduated from St. Charles High School and is attending UW Stout this fall.
Drath has been the club treasurer and historian of Little Valley Victors during her years in 4-H and participated in fine arts, quilting and the horse project. She has been taking quilts to the fair for a couple years and said, “Learning how to quilt was a challenge but it was worth it. Also, learning to quilt is more exciting than you would think.” When asked what programs and activities she has participated in and what she learned Drath responded, “I was in the horse program for a couple of years and learned that when you fall off a horse it hurts a lot — but you have to get back on because you can’t learn and grow if you give up.” Drath was asked what 4-H has to offer, to which she replied, “I have made so many friends through 4-H. I definitely recommend joining because it is a safe and comfortable place to be yourself and do what you love to do.”
Winona Sunrisers Kiwanis Club honors one outstanding Winona County 4-H member during its breakfast meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The club meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Winona Family Restaurant.