Anna is a unique 4-H member. She is competing in both the Union County and Franklin County fairs in 2021. Anna Buckler recently graduated from UCHS cum laude, being involved with tennis, cheerleading, FCCLA, FFA, Patriot Singers, Rita’s Dixon Dance and was a member of the National Honor Society. Anna is the proud daughter of Ron and Kim Buckler. She plans to attend Indiana State University next fall to major in speech pathology with a minor in special education.

Anna is a 10-year member of Franklin County 4-H. Some of her best achievements include: Swine Herdsman Award, Grand Champion Awards in poultry, soybeans and microwave cooking.

When asked, ‘who inspires you and why?’ she answered, “My family because they always want what's best for me and are always there for me in my time of need. They are always helpful during 4-H Fair week, especially with getting the livestock to the fair. I will always cherish the time spent with my family through 4-H.”

When asked, ‘what was your favorite 4-H memory?’ Anna replied, “My first year showing swine, as well as my family's first year with the project, it was 95 degrees and the show arena was just sprayed down. I entered the arena and my barrow headed straight for the water.”

Anna competed in the 2021 Franklin County Fair Queen Contest. Buckler was the fourth contestant to give her speech, which focused on the lessons and skills she gained from being a 4-H member. Buckler said the program was so much more than ribbons; it taught her time management and perseverance, skills that carried on throughout her high school years.

“I want to thank 4-H for teaching me these life lessons and memories that will carry me throughout my future,” said Buckler. She was chosen third runner-up in the contest.

To close, Anna said these words of encouragement to first year members: “Have fun because ten years goes by quick and don't be afraid to try new projects.”