DOIN’ IT RIGHT – Outstanding Local Kids


Paige Clem

Paige Clem is a 17-year-old senior at Fremont High School, where she enjoys English and her Agriculture classes. This articulate and accomplished young lady is a member of the FFA where she enjoys horse judging and has project pigs. She is also a member of 4H, where she competes in horse shows. She has found success in both organizations and has qualified and placed at State almost all the years she has participated. She enjoys the social aspect of these clubs and loves getting to interact with and get to know members of the other chapters. If 4H and FFA weren’t enough to keep this talented horsewoman busy, she is currently the President of the Spikers Rodeo Club. She credits these organizations and living the western lifestyle for shaping her into the person she is today. She loves training horses and is proud of her 4H horse that she now competes on in high school rodeo. This past November, they qualified for the UHSRA State finals in pole bending at the Dixie 6 and she was able to see all her hard work pay off. Paige loves adventures with her family as they enjoy hunting, shooting, and camping. Her lifestyle is a continuation of a family legacy which she plans on continuing after graduation. She is planning to attend Utah State next fall in the AI program or vet school. According to Paige, “You’ll never know if you can make it if you don’t try!”

Max Marriott

Meet Max Marriott, a 5th grader at West Weber Elementary. Max enjoys math, science, and robotics. He is in the robotics club at school. When it comes right down to it, Max is a cowboy and loves to rope and ride. He enjoys spending time in the saddle and with his dad moving cows. Living a western lifestyle is important to Max, and he plans on being a rancher when he grows up. Until then, Max participates in 4H, where he has two projects. He is a member of the Keepin’ It Country 4H group and has a steer and a goat. Max told me that it takes a lot of work to take care of his animals. They must be cared for every day and then he spends hours practicing with them both to get them show-ready for the fair in the summer. After all the hours spent together, they become best friends. He tells me that one of the hardest parts is washing his steer because he is so big. Max’s hard work paid off and he won the Grand Champion Jr. Showman at the Weber Fair. This humble young man is a little shy, but his mom assures me that once you get to know him he is funny, and one way it manifests is in what he names his animals. His 4H goat last year was named Pickles. I have no doubt that with dedicated young people like Max, the agriculture industry will be in good hands.

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