4-H achievements recognized
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.
Photos by Bridget Weishaar
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