My name is Maddie Allman and I am a first-year at the Ohio State University studying Community Leadership with a specialization in Community & Extension Education. I plan to graduate in the spring semester of 2022 with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
At Ohio State I am a member of the Arts Scholars program. My arts interests center around theater and choral music. As a child, I had always loved music. I was surrounded by it within my family and I couldn’t imagine my life without the love and passion I have developed for music. I participated in my high school’s “Advanced Show Choir” for all four years, and I took the stage every spring and fall in various theatrical roles. I have been in theater productions from an early age, participating in church plays and school musicals since I could walk. My favorite musical by far is the Phantom of the Opera, with Anything Goes coming in a close second.
4-H is something that I am very passionate about and I am very fortunate to have given over 10 years of my life to an organization that developed me into who I am today. Throughout my 10 years as a 4-H member, I developed a passion for youth development and agriculture. In my 4-H career I have served as a camp counselor, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Ambassador, Junior Fair Board member, Junior Leader, and last year I had the opportunity to serve on the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council State Outreach Committee. On this amazing committee I had the opportunity to reach out to other state 4-H programs in effort to make a connection with them. I was successful in my effort as I hosted Oklahoma and Georgia 4-H at the 2018 Ohio 4-H Conference! This year I am serving on the state 4-H Officer board as Vice President of Outreach and, most excitedly, will be inducted into the Ohio 4-H Teen Hall of Fame at the 2019 Ohio 4-H Conference.
As a 4-H’er I learned amazing life skills while developing a love for another passion; rabbits. I started raising rabbits my first year as a 4-H member and haven’t given them up since. Over the years my rabbitry has expanded to three different breeds of rabbits including Californians, New Zealand’s, and Checkered Giants. Raising rabbits gave me the opportunity to become a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association as well as serve as the Vice President of the Ohio Youth Rabbit Breeders Association.
I graduated from Southeastern High School near Chillicothe, Ohio in the spring of 2018. In high school I was an avid runner, and still am today. I participated in soccer, track & field, and cross country throughout high school as well as many clubs including Key Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and the Drug Free Clubs of America. I was a member of every student section because of my passion for athletics and my love for school spirit.
I am very excited for life at Ohio State. I cannot wait for football Saturday’s, March Madness, and baseball games!
My cabin and I as a camp counselor at Ohio Military Kids camp.
My favorite Brutus statue on campus!
Performing as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes!
Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council Officer team goofing around.