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4-H achievements recognized

Photos by Bridget Weishaar Brenda Lloyd, left, is presented a 15-year leadership award by Annabelle Vaught for her help with the clothing and swine projects in the Prosperity 4-H Club. She is also a sponsor for the exchange trips. Other leaders recognized were Pat Winsor, 15 years, and Dan Courtney, 25 years. Annabelle is this year’s 4-H princess.

Brenda Lloyd, left, is presented a 15-year leadership award by Annabelle Vaught for her help with the clothing and swine projects in the Prosperity 4-H Club. She is also a sponsor for the exchange trips. Other leaders recognized were Pat Winsor, 15 years, and Dan Courtney, 25 years. Annabelle is this year’s 4-H princess.

 

 

The Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held Nov. 9 in Meriden with 4-H Council President Marisa Hooper presiding over the ceremonies.

The banquet is sponsored by the Jefferson County Bankers Association and the 4-H Council.

The Mike and Brenda McNary family was honored as the 4-H Family of the Year. Their children are Matthew, a student at Creighton University in Omaha, and Jennifer, a freshman at Emporia State University. (The family was featured in the county newspapers last week.)

Among the many awards handed out were the following:

County camp counselors recognized for outstanding leadership: Suvana Badgett, Morgan Gantz, Tristan Hunt, Jennifer McNary, Ashley Nelson, and Danae Williams.

Best dog project record award: Danae Williams.

Best livestock records: Beef, Annabelle Vaught; Sheep, Madison Vaught; Swine, Jennifer McNary.

First year swine member: Reagan Clark.

Beef carcass awards: champion, Hunter Hosler; reserve champion, McKayla Boyce.

Overall beef awards: grand champion, Molly Tillery and Hunter Hosler; reserve champion, Mallory and Luke Burns.

Herdsmanship awards: 1st place, Billtown; 2nd place, Valley Victors; 3rd place, Crackerjacks and Lucky 4; and 4th place, Clover Power and Winchester.

Recognition of leaders: 15 years, Brenda Lloyd and Pat Winsor; 25 years, Dan Courtney.

Alumni recognition was given to Teresa Graber and Kim Swearngin.

Scholarships: Joe Weishaar scholarship, Jennifer McNary; 4-H Foundation scholarship, Olivia Evans; Norris Rees scholarship, Amanda Sales; Clifford Houk scholarship, Marc Walbridge; Allen Houk scholarship, Kade Welp; Karl L. Kabus scholarship, Jordan Korb.

I Dare You awards: Jordan Korb and Ben Gantz

Key Award: Conrad Kabus.

Citizenship awards: Josey Mestagh and Madison Vaught.

Dee Rule memorial plaque: Jennifer McNary.

Club seals: Purple, Clover Power, Crackerjacks, Fairview, Grantville, Lucky 4, and Prosperity; Blue, Billtown, Mooney Creek, and Valley Victors; Red, Jolly Juniors.

Judging team recognition — Poultry team awards: Abby Davis, Shane Hoagland, Wyatt Hoagland, Dakota Hoagland, Jennifer McNary, Alexis Morrow, Andrew Noll, and Aaron Noll; Crops judging team: Calvin Haverkamp, Matthew Hamon, Marisa Hooper, Conrad Kabus, Boyd Roenne, Neva Roenne, and Danae Williams.

Family and consumer science judging: senior team, Payke Brown, Samantha Buchanan, Charley Carver, and Jennifer McNary; intermediate team, Kassie Adams, Tyler Casto, Erika Nissen, and Sarah Wiseman.

Top three scorers: Garrett Casto, Heather Kahler, and Mellany Roenne. Top adults who judged: Jerry Seifert, Jackie Casto, Debbie Butler, and Joseph Hooper.

A Key Award was presented to Conrad Kabus, Clover Power 4-H member. The award is sponsored by the Farm Credit Association of Kansas and honors those with outstanding leadership qualities who have been active in project work on the local, county, and state levels. Conrad is the son of John and Kaye Kabus and is a senior at Seaman High School. He is the grandson of Harvey and Nancy Fasse and Helen Smith and the great-grandson of Bertha Hamon.

A Key Award was presented to Conrad Kabus, Clover Power 4-H member. The award is sponsored by the Farm Credit Association of Kansas and honors those with outstanding leadership qualities who have been active in project work on the local, county, and state levels. Conrad is the son of John and Kaye Kabus and is a senior at Seaman High School. He is the grandson of Harvey and Nancy Fasse and Helen Smith and the great-grandson of Bertha Hamon.

 

Ben Gantz, left, and Jordan Korb received “I Dare You” awards sponsored by the American Youth Foundation honoring extraordinary young people for their character and leadership. Ben is a member of  Valley Victors 4-H Club and Jordan belongs to Clover Power.

Ben Gantz, left, and Jordan Korb received “I Dare You” awards sponsored by the American Youth Foundation honoring extraordinary young people for their character and leadership. Ben is a member of Valley Victors 4-H Club and Jordan belongs to Clover Power.

 

Photos by Bridget Weishaar

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