[caption id="attachment_69846" align="alignleft" width="400"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2020\/10\/All-Star.-emily-casto.jpg" alt="" class="size-full wp-image-69846" \/> Emily Casto[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_69845" align="alignleft" width="400"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2020\/10\/All-Star.-amelia-rose.jpg" alt="" class="size-full wp-image-69845" \/> Amelia Rose[\/caption]\r\n\r\nSuzanne Stewart\r\nStaff Writer\r\n\u00a0\r\nThe highest honor a 4-H member can achieve is the All Star award. To become an All Star, a 4-H member is nominated based on his or her exemplary service in their club and community. The West Virginia 4-H All Star organization was formed in 1919 to recognize those 4-Hers who are outstanding in showing their dedication to the club and providing service to others.\r\n\r\nJoining the ranks of hundreds of West Virginia All Stars are Pocahontas County 4-Hers Emily Casto and Amelia Rose.\r\n\r\nCasto said she was surprised to learn that she had received this designation and is honored to be recognized for her involvement with 4-H.\r\n\r\n\u201cI have been very active with my club since I started at eight years old,\u201d she said. \u201cI have completed many community activities, fundraisers and projects in the last ten years. I enjoy passing on to the younger members what I was taught from the beginning. I always try to do my best when serving as a 4-H member and with my projects.\u201d\r\n\r\nRose was also honored and said she has enjoyed her time in 4-H.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe reason I enjoy 4-H is because it\u2019s about helping others and being kind to one another,\u201d she said. \u201cIt brings together so many different people.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe young ladies have made many new friends through the years of attending activities at Jackson\u2019s Mill and socializing with clubs throughout the state.\r\n\r\nThey have also been led by many lifetime 4-H members who went from being club members to leaders.\r\n\r\n\u201cI know one thing for sure, I could not have accomplished this goal without some of the best leaders and parents,\u201d Casto said. \u201cI would like to say thank you to Oreana White, Jamie Hill and the extension agents Greg Hamons and Luci Mosesso for all of their guidance and help over the years.\u201d\r\n\r\nEmily is the daughter of John and Sara Casto, of Marlinton. A 2020 graduate of Pocahontas County High School, Casto is attending West Virginia University Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in biology\/chemistry\/pre-veterinary science.\r\n\r\nAmelia is the daughter Greg Rose and Cara Rose, of Minnehaha Springs. Rose is attending West Virginia University to pursue a degree in nursing.