4-H Awards Night Success
Fremont County 4-H awards presented
Special 4-H awards were presented at the Fremont County Awards Night Oct. 20 at Sidney High School.
Adult and youth representatives from each of the five 4-H clubs were on hand for dessert potluck, awards and minute-to-win-it games.
The evening began with installation of County Council for the new 2013-14 4-H program year.
Members include: Mallory Beard (Silver Skylarks), Jessica Lowthorp (Silver Skylarks), Tiffany Meyer (Riverside Rockets), Maryn Phillips (Washington P.E.P.), Nickole Schwartz (Washington P.E.P.), Daniel Whitehead (Silver Skylarks), Elayna Mincer (Washington P.E.P.), Kaley Severn (Riverside Rockets), Olivia Schaaf (Riverside Rockets), Jacob Smith (Silver Skylarks) and Jenna Nelson (Riverside Rockets).
Individual record book project awards were presented to the following youth:
Beef: Austin Thompson (Washington P.E.P.)
Citizenship: Matt Stenzel (Washington P.E.P.) and Matthew Beard (Silver Skylarks)
Food & Nutrition: Jessica Jamison (Riverside Rockets) and Morgan Beard (Silver Skylarks)
Horse: Mckenzie Ross (Silver Skylarks) and Kaley Severn (Riverside Rockets)
Photography: Jolene McClane (Silver Skylarks)
Rabbit: Aspen Ross (Silver Skylarks)
Swine: Elayna Mincer (Washington P.E.P.)
Visual Arts: Mallory Beard (Silver Skylarks)
Woodworking: Beau Malcom (Riverside Rockets)
Special youth committee awards were as follows:
The Junior Leadership award, given to youth who are starting to acquire and demonstrate leadership qualities in the club, school and community, included Olivia White (Washington P.E.P.), R.J. Harris (Washington P.E.P.), Clara Schaaf (Riverside Rockets) and Maryn Phillips (Washington P.E.P.).
The Leadership award, recognizes youth who demonstrate leadership skills and abilities, understand roles, attitudes and tasks of leadership, and recruit new members, was given to Olivia Schaaf (Riverside Rockets).
Two Livestock Achievement awards were given. This award is given to those learning basic principles of animal science by owning livestock, caring for and keeping records. Bryce Moran (Washington P.E.P.) and Daniel Whitehead (Silver Skylarks) received the award.
Three received the Personal Development award for developing and sharing skills, knowledge and attitudes for lifelong use, as well as career opportunities. They were Emily Whitehead (Silver Skylarks), Ashley Gilbert (Washington P.E.P.) and Samantha Moran (Washington P.E.P.).
Ashley Gilbert (Washington P.E.P.) received the Achievement award for showing outstanding personal growth through participation in a wide variety of 4-H projects and programs.
Jessica Lowthorp (Silver Skylarks) received the Danforth (I Dare You) award for demonstrating four-fold personal development and leadership who uses the most of her talents, has high aspirations and accepts leadership and citizenship responsibilities.
Club awards for the 2012-13 year included Washington P.E.P. with the most members re-enrolled from the previous year at 79%, followed by Riverside Rockets, Silver Skylarks, Fremont County Fletchings and W.M.P.
The club having the highest number of new members was Riverside Rockets with 22 new members, followed by Silver Skylarks, Washington P.E.P., W.M.P. and Fremont County Fletchings.
Washington P.E.P. received the trophy for the highest percentage of club members turning in their record books by the Sept. 15 deadline. They had 21/30 turned in for 70%.
More than half of the club from Silver Skylarks and W.M.P. turned in record books, followed by Riverside Rockets and Fremont County Fletchings.
Minute-to-win-it big winners were Samson Rogers (Riverside Rockets), R.J. Harris (Washington P.E.P.), Malea Moore (Riverside Rockets) and Doug Jamison of Tabor. Each received a $25 Casey’s gift card.
Two area businesses received the Meritorious Service Award. They were Cargill Ag Horizons of Hamburg and Cargill Meat Solutions of Nebraska City.
Denise Jardon of Randolph and Lois Whitehead of Sidney were named Honorary 4-H members at the event.
Two 4-H Alumni Awards were given to Gary Walter of Farragut and Terry Anderson of Hamburg.
Prior to returning home, 4-H’ers picked up their record books and record book t-shirts sponsored by Vogel Agri-Service, Cakes by Michelle, Fremont County Farm Bureau, Heartland Co-Op of Randolph, Madsen International of Shenandoah.
Many of the awards presented Oct. 20 were from the Fremont County Youth Committee, the governing body for 4-H and youth programming. The committee is made up of adults and youth from each club.
Retiring members of the youth committee were recognized for their years of service. The included John Whipple of Shenandoah, Sherry Gilbert of Hamburg, and Tammie Goltz of Farragut.
The new 4-H program year has started. For more information about 4-H, please contact the Iowa State University Extension & Outreach office in Sidney at 712-374-2351.
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