The 2020 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards were presented recently during a virtual recognition program. 4-H Achievement Awards are awarded annually to an outstanding individual in a particular project area for the state of Ohio. Local 4-H members were received the following awards.
Kathryn Crow won the Companion Animal Achievement Award sponsored by the Nationwide Foundation. Kate, 16, is a seven-year 4-H member active in companion animal projects, in particular the dog and PetPALS programs. She feels that these programs have helped her see the value of assisting the community. She is the daughter of John and Lisa Crow from Baltimore in Fairfield County. Kate is currently a sophomore at Fisher Catholic High School.
Gabriella Schumacher received the Creative Arts Achievement Award sponsored by Ron and Carolyn Cull. Gabriella, 17, is a nine-year 4-H member and is active in cake decorating, sewing, cooking, rabbit and veterinary science projects. She is the daughter of Jack and Betsy Schumacher from Lancaster in Fairfield County. Gabriella is a home school junior and plans to become a veterinary technician.
Kaylee Sharp was recognized with the Dairy Achievement Award sponsored by STgenetics The Ohio Heifer Center. Kaylee, 17, is a 12-year 4-H member active in dairy cow, dairy beef feeder, market hog and cooking projects. Kaylee is the daughter of Scott and Joy Sharp from Stoutsville, Ohio in Fairfield County. She is currently a junior at Amanda-Clearcreek High School. Kaylee plans to go to college and pursue business and acting.
Triston Hill won the Environmental Science Achievement Award sponsored by Derek and Angela Dusthimer. Triston Hill, 18, is a 12-year 4-H member in the areas of environmental sciences, engineering and gardening and horticulture. He has learned many things in these areas, some of which has led him to a certification and work placement. He is the son of Matthew and Angel Hill and lives in Amanda in Fairfield County. He attends Fairfield Career Center for Auto Technologies.
Caden Sweeney received the Mechanical and Engineering Science Achievement Award sponsored by the Packer Family. Caden Sweeney, 18, is a ten-year 4-H member in Fairfield County mainly active in engineering and livestock projects. Caden is the son of Jeff and Loretta Sweeney and is attending Canal Winchester High School as a senior. He plans to attend The Ohio State University in the fall.
Lexie Snider won the Personal Development Achievement Award sponsored by Jim and Marlene Helt. Lexie Snider, 18, is the daughter of Greg Snider and Emily Leist. She is a ten-year member of the Blue Ribbon Showmen 4-H club and she is active in large animal projects. She believes her 4-H experiences have helped her become well–rounded through hard-work, collaborating with others, leadership experiences and making new friends along the way. She is currently a senior at Amanda Clearcreek High School and plans to attend Ohio University to major in elementary education.
Jordyn Nevers was recognized with the Veterinary Science Achievement Award sponsored by Steve and Cindy Rasmussen. Jordyn Nevers is a 9-year 4-H member in Fairfield County. She is a senior in high school and will be attending Columbus State Community College in the fall for their sign language interpreter program. Jordyn’s favorite 4-H project is the vet science books because she loves learning about animals.
The recognition program was hosted by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, with more than 171,000 young Ohioans participating in 4-H clubs, groups and special interest programs.