4-H program honors youth, community
REED CITY — As an organization that embodies the principles of hard work, perserverance and responsibility, the Osceola County 4-H program teaches youth the benefits of working hard and the satisfaction of a job well done.
And a job well done deserves to be honored.
To celebrate Osceola County’s 4-H members and supporters and recognize those who have excelled in the 4-H program, Osceola County acommunity members united for the 68th annual 4-H awards banquet Sunday.
Hosted by 4-H program coordinator Jake Steig, youth 4-Hers were given awards by animal category and recognized for individual achievements.
Following are some of the awards given to youth and community members:
Achievement - Ginny Miller and Jacqualyn Tryon
Alumni - Derek Maney
Beef - Ginny Miller and Kayla Cassidy
Cavy - Ceejae Earle and Jade Ebels
Demonstration - Elizabeth Shannon
Food & Nutrition - Bethany Maciejewski and Desiree Reed
Goat - Tyler Lindquist
Healthy Living - Desiree Reed and Jade Ebels
Horse - Mikayla Stack and Anna Lindquist
Judging - Hannah Trowbridge and Elizabeth Trowbridge
Leadership - Chelsea Martin
Personal Development - Charles Moore
Poultry - Emily Ruppert and Reese Drilling
Public Speaking - Reese Drilling
Rabbits - Brittany Cassidy
Shooting Sports - Emily Ruppert
Swine - Kellsey Wilson
I Dare You Award - Ginny Miller
Family Partnership Award - Nathanael, Erin and Lauren Millen
Friend of 4-H - Triple D Firewood, Judith Eversole, Dewing's Corner and Todd Miller
Meritorious Service Award - Family, Farm & Home and Citizens Bank
Helping Hands Award - Andy Lattimore
Outstanding Fair Exhibitor - Ginny Miller
Special Volunteer - Chelsea Erler
Leader of the Year - Jodi Drilling
Beef Record Book Interview Award from Citizens Bank in Evart - Ginny Miller and Morgan Cook
First Year Leaders - Katrina Bontekoe, Chelsea Erler, Dawn Rueffer, Doug Rueffer and Teresa Tryon
Five Year Leaders - Nicole Boyd, Scot Boyd, Anthony Brocht, Jenifer Brocht, Jillian Clos, Stacie Dennis, Danielle Nelson, Deborah Pifer, Rebekah Reagan, Kim Schonert, Randall VanBuren, Dawn Webster, Dawn Wilson and Tracey Wirth
10 Year Leaders - Stacy Edwards and Darwin Martin
15 Year Leaders - Katey Lattimore and Erin Patterson
20 Year Leader - Cheryl Nellis
25 Year Leader - Vern Benzing Sr.
30 Year Leader - Rich Fitch