Lindsay Klomparens, daughter of Alpine Township Fire Chief Dave and Sharon Klomparens remembers entering 4-H competition for the first time when she was 9 years old. She cried all the way home as she received a score of 6 out of a possible 100. This year as an 20 year old, the tears were for having to say good bye to 4-H. She did so in great style last month at the 4-H competition held at the Kent County Fairgrounds in Lowell, placing in every category she entered, including Best of Breed for both her rabbits, Grand Champion for her dog Chelsea, and Reserve Champion for her other golden retriever Tucker. Lindsay says 4-H has mean a lot to her and has helped her identify herself and the career she intends to pursue, veterinary medicine. She says 4_H helped her to be a better person, a leader and a role model. Working with animals, and helping people be the best pet owners they can be, is a dream she is living and will continue to follow.