We still have some club packets to be picked up at the office. Advisors should make arrangements to have them picked up soon.
Washington County 4-H recently recognized 4-H volunteers, members and community friends at their Year-end 4-H Celebration.
Service awards were given to several local volunteers completing milestones: Charlotte Wagner – 71 Year Volunteer; Margaret Webster – 35 Year Volunteer; Maryanne Burns – 30 Year Volunteer; Teresa Stone – 25 Year Volunteer; Richard Adams, Angela Stover, Alberta Wesel – 20 Year Volunteers; Gary Gaughn, Jr., Kelle Haffner, Dennis Pottmeyer, Erin Pottmeyer, Lisa Wagner – 10 Year Volunteers; Beth Bauerbach, Martha Webster – 8 Year Volunteers; Sabrina Buchanan, Kay Caltrider, Paul Cameron, Zandra Francis, Martha McCoy, Kevin Price – 5 Year Volunteers; Raymond Bailey, Elizabeth Doak, Beth Huck, Johnna Seevers, Kristi Starkey – 1 Year Volunteers.
Four special community awards were given to local 4-H advocates for their continuous support for the 4-H program. Each year, the volunteers who serve on the 4-H Advisory Committee select community leaders, 4-H alumni and businesses who have gone above and beyond to help local 4-H. The Friend of 4-H Award was awarded to Dr. Ken Leopold, 4-H Alumni Award winner Pam Moore, Business Friend of 4-H Award winner John & Carolyn Barnes, and Friend of Hervida Award winner Andrea Ralston.
The evening also recognized one outstanding 4-H youth with the Margaret Meredith Award. The award winner was Carly Haffner from the Trail Blazers 4-H Club and the Washington County Interstate Exchange Club. She is the daughter of Jeff & Kelle Haffner of Waterford. She has been an active 4-H member for 10 years. Carly’s 4-H interest are horses when she began her 4-H career with the Horseless Horse project, and has taken a horse project every year. Her 4-H horse projects include beginning horse management, trail riding, and horse nutrition. Carly has not only been an active member of her 4-H clubs, but she has also been a participant in the Washington County Fair, the Barlow Independent Fair, 4-H Camp, and the Ohio 4-H Conference. Carly has also served as a member of the Barlow Junior Fair Board for 5 years. She has held many officer positions including: Health and Safety Officer, Vice President, and President. Carly has learned how to run a club meeting, make agenda’s, and oversee debate during club meetings. All of these leadership roles have helped to prepare her for other opportunities. Carly was crowned the Washington County Junior Fair Queen is 2016. Carly helped to organize the events for the royalty court and also participated in the Ohio Fair Managers Queen contest in Columbus, Ohio. Carly is also a member of the Interstate Exchange Club where she has traveled and hosted 4-H members from Montana, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Carly has also hosted international 4-H members from Japan. These experiences have helped to broaden her cultural horizons.
4-H members with 10 and 14 years of membership were recognized their milestones.
10 year 4-H members – Abigail Hiener, Alicia Hockenberry, Brodey Lehman, Brooke Pottmeyer, Caleb Smith, Carly Haffner, Caroline Stollar, Clayton Campbell, Corby Curtis, Craig Barth, Elisabeth Williams, Erika Cunningham, Erin Hague, Isaac Huffman, Jenna Haffner, Kassidie Barth, Madison Ohse, Max Cogswell, Morgan Nichols. Nathan Dailey, Nicholas Bowersock, Richard Canterbury, Ruth Hartline, Sierra Sinclair, Sydney Huffman, Wesley Satterfield, Wyatt Heiss
14 year 4-H members – Karisa Lang, Josie White
Project pins awards are given to members who have excelled in the project area that they applied for. All members receiving this special honor have developed skills and knowledge in the project area, as well as shown progress in the project when it relates to learning and understanding of the project.
AGRICULTURE – Mason Antill, Running Wild – Julia Hartline, Backyard Gang – Travis Morris, Fur & Feather
BEEF – Mason Antill, Running Wild – Travis Morris, Fur & Feather – Connor Tullius, Churchtown Busy Bunch – Isaiah Tullius, Churchtown Busy Bunch
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE – Ethan Poulton, Churchtown Community Crew
CHILD CARE & DEVELOPMENT – Emma Poulton, Churchtown Community Crew
CLOTHING & TEXTILES – Devon Bolen, Oak Grove Explorers – Elizabeth Loughry, Oak Grove Explorers
COMMUNICATIONS – Melina Matics, Oak Grove Explorers
COMMUNITY SERVICE – Kari Bauerbach, Backyard Gang – Maggie Gottfried, Oak Grove Explorers – Connor Tullius, Churchtown Busy Bunch
DAIRY – Lindsey Hartline, Lynch Combined
DEMONSTRATION – Bijou Burgardt, Oak Grove Explorers
ENGINES, TRACTORS & FIELD EQUIPMENT – Brett Bauerbach, Backyard Gang – Logan Wagner, Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads
FOODS & NUTRITION – Flora Burgardt, Oak Grove Explorers – Madison Butler, Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads
GARDENING & HORTICULTURE – Grace Huck, Running Wild
GOAT – Morgan Antill, Running Wild – Grace Huck, Running Wild – Chad Lang, Churchtown Busy Bunch – Cody Schaad, Churchtown Shining Stars
HEALTHY LIVING – Madison Wells, Churchtown Community Crew
HORSE – Emma Bauerbach, Backyard Gang – Cassie Dennis, Trail Blazers – Daphanie McGuire, Fleming Energizers – LeCole McGuire, Fleming Energizers
JUDGING – Cassie Dennis, Trail Blazers
LAMP OF KNOWLEDGE – Taylor Haines, Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads
MISCELLANEOUS – Dallas Bolen, Oak Grove Explorers – Elizabeth Burdiss, Honeysuckle Hills
OUTDOOR EDUCATION AND RECREATION – Ashton Binegar, Lynch Combined
PETS – Madison Butler, Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads – Ethan Poulton, Churchtown Community Crew
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO – Anna Holschuh, Oak Grove Explorers
POULTRY – Anna Peck, Waterford Warriors
PUBLIC SPEAKING – Bijou Burgardt, Oak Grove Explorers – Flora Burgardt, Oak Grove Explorers
SAFETY – Caleb Schaad, Churchtown Busy Bunch
SHEEP – Mattie Pierson, Churchtown Shining Stars
SHOOTING SPORTS – Christopher Burdiss, Honeysuckle Hills – Parker Crum, Bull’s Eye – Cody Schaad, Churchtown Shining Stars – Bryce Himelrich, Bull’s Eye
SWINE – Morgan Antill, Running Wild
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING – Caleb Schaad, Churchtown Busy Bunch
VISUAL ARTS – Melina Matics, Oak Grove Explorers
WOOD SCIENCE – Morgan Caltrider, Oak Grove Explorers – Isaiah Tullius, Churchtown Busy Bunch
Special pin awards are given to members who have succeeded to the highest level of achievement, leadership and civic education.
ACHIEVEMENT (14-19 YEAR OLDS) – Alex Bauerbach, Backyard Gang – Maggie Gottfried, Oak Grove Explorers – Isaac Peck, Waterford Warriors – Madison Wells, Churchtown Community Crew
YOUNG ACHIEVER (8-13) – Madison Butler, Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads – Parker Crum, Bull’s Eye – Ethan Poulton, Churchtown Community Crew – Cody Schaad, Churchtown Shining Stars
CITIZENSHIP & CIVIC EDUCATION (14-19 YEAR OLDS) – William Huck, Running Wild – Caroline Stollar, CARTEENS – YOUNG CITIZEN (8-13) – Morgan Antill, Running Wild – Bijou Burgardt, Oak Grove Explorers – Morgan Caltrider, Oak Grove Explorers – Julia Hartline, Backyard Gang
LEADERSHIP (14-19 YEAR OLDS) – Carly Haffner, Trail Blazers – Austin Offenberger, CARTEENS – Sierra Sinclair, Honeysuckle Hills – Karisa Lang, Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads
YOUNG LEADER (8-13) – Flora Burgardt, Oak Grove Explorers – Kasey Lang, Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads – Melina Matics. Oak Grove Explorers – Isaiah Tullius, Churchtown Busy Bunch
Trip scholarship awards are given to members who show an interest in attending a 4-H camp or trip. Members are judged based on the application and an interview with the trip scholarship committee. Many members are receiving scholarships tonight that are made possible through donations from sponsors. Those sponsors include the Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee, Nationwide Insurance, Farm Bureau Foundation, and the National Rifle Association Foundation. 2017 Winners and alternates include:
State 4-H Leadership Camp: Sierra Sinclair
Buckeye Leadership Workshop: Madison Wells
4-H Citizenship Washington Focus: Maggie Gottfried & Austin Offenberger; Alternate: Caroline Stollar
Ohio 4-H Sea Camp: Bijou Burgardt & Taylor Haines Alternate: LeCole McGuire
Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Education Camp: Ashton Binegar & Daphanie McGuire; Alternate: Bryce Himelrick
Ohio 4-H Junior Shooting Education Camp: Mason Antill, Parker Crum, Cody Schaad & Isaiah Tullius
Leadership Washington Focus: Morgan Antill & Grace Huck; Alternate: Emma Poulton
Space Adventure Camp: Dallas Bolen, Flora Burgardt, Travis Morris & Mattie Pierson; Alternate: Christopher Burdiss
Open Your World! Ohio 4-H International Exchange Programs are among the largest and most successful in the country. Ohio families host visitors from around the world, and Ohio youth & adults travel abroad to live with families in a variety of countries. Host Families & Youth Travelers are not required to be current 4-H members ~ in fact, they automatically become members by participating! Join us this year!
Travel Overseas Homestays for Youth Include: Japan, Costa Rica and Norway in 2018! For detailed information – Visit http://www.ohio4h.org/youth/international