- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
A brother and sister who are members of Olivenhain Valley 4-H in San Diego County were awarded medals by Congressman Darrell Issa for their service to the community. The two appeared on Good Morning San Diego and were featured in an article in the Encinitas Advocate.
Sissy Sugarman, 14, received a bronze medal. In addition to her community service work, Sissy has participated in almost all of the Olivenhain Valley's 20 4-H projects. She served as the teen leader of the rabbit project, the sewing project, the trail riding project and the sheep-breeding project. Sugarman is currently the club's vice president.
Sissy's brother Samuel, 18, has received three medals from the Congressman - bronze and silver medals in 2014 and a gold medal this year. The Congressman joked they may need to invent a platinum medal to acknowledge all of Samuel's achievements. Samuel took part in 4-H beekeeping, sewing, market lamb and heritage turkey projects. Part of Samuel's service was conducted on the island of Grenada, where he helped teach underserved children how to swim.