Chloe Bunke was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of December. She is the daughter of Brent and Lorelei Bunke and a senior at Rushford Peterson High School. Bunke is a member of the Happy Hart 4-H Club and has served as the historian, secretary and vice president.
While in 4-H, Bunke has taken crafts, fine arts, gardening and performing arts projects to the county fair and participates in community service projects with her club. This past year, she earned Reserve Champion at the Winona County Fair for performing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on her guitar. This earned her a trip to the Minnesota State Fair where she received a purple ribbon for her performance. The Happy Hart 4-H Club has done several community service activities in which Bunke has also participated. When asked about these experiences, she said, “These activities have shown me the importance of putting others first.” What does 4-H have to offer and what you would tell others who may be considering joining? “4-H helps kids gain confidence, responsibility and independence. Anyone can be in 4-H and it’s also a great way to meet new people.” Bunke elaborated, “4-H has allowed me to learn more about myself and meet new people. 4-H has taught me to be more responsible and it has also taught me valuable leadership skills.”
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 on every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Winona Family Restaurant in Winona.