Editor's note: This is a monthly spotlight on a 4-H member sponsored by Nelson Motors and Equipment. We thank Nelson Motors and Equipment for their support, and applaud the local 4-H clubs for the work they do in the community. 4-H Member of the Month: Kyla Lees
Club: Arcola-Kisbey 4-H Beef Club
Age group: Senior
Years in 4-H: Eleven
The Lees family has long been part of the Arcola-Kisbey 4-H Club, and Kyla Lees is proud to continue that tradition.
Kyla Lees has been a member of the club for more than a decade. Her parents were members, and both of her sisters – one older and one younger – have also been part of the club.
Those family connections, combined with her love of cattle, influenced her decision to join.
“I enjoy meeting all of the new people, learning the new things and all of the opportunities it provides,” she said.
Being part of 4-H has helped her improve her public speaking skills. Lees has finished first at the club level in the past, which punched her ticket to districts.
“It gave me more confidence and made me more comfortable talking to people,” she said.
She also won the the reserve champion steer and grand champion home-grown steer awards at the annual 4-H show and sale in Weyburn in 2019.
Lees expects she will take the skills she has learned through 4-H and apply them in the future.
She said she would recommend being part of 4-H to other people, and she views the Arcola club as a good one to join.
“You know everyone and you are friends with everyone in it,” she said. “It is also more hands-on and personal to you.”