Greene County 4-H holds Awards Day

Greene County 4-H had a day of celebration Sunday that began with games and activities at the Grand Junction city park.

Later in the day, more than 50 people attended to see Greene County 4-H members, as well as 4-H volunteers and financial sponsors, recognized during the annual Greene County 4-H awards ceremony at the Grand Junction Community Center. Record books submitted by 4-H members were judged by volunteers who decided on the final awards, recognizing outstanding record books and excellence in project work over the past year.

“The awards ceremony is the final process of the 2017-2018 4-H year,” said Kayla Willms, county youth and 4-H coordinator for Greene County Extension. “We couldn’t have done it without the over 20 volunteers that evaluated record books and the youth development committee for assisting in the planning of the day. It is an afternoon filled with fun and we enjoy recognizing the hard work youth put into their 4-H projects throughout the year.”.

A total of 47 4-H members submitted a record book for the 2017-2018 4-H year. Eleven volunteers and community supporters were recognized at the event.

Junior record keeping: Junior 4-H members receiving recognition for record keeping were Becca Anderson, Elise Badger, Aden Bardole, Ely Booth, Carson Cerveny, Daniel Cerveny, Sandra Dawson, Kayla Frederick, Tianna Gierstorf, Patrick Graham, William Graham, Kaitlyn Halterman, Grace Hardaway, Adam Hooper, Ethan Hooper, Naphtali Hoyt, Taylor McDowell, Elias Messer, Kaleah Messer, Kaycee Pittman, Sadie Shannon, Cody Stephenson, Caden Stream, Maya Telleen and Jake Wolterman.

Outstanding junior record keeping: Ethan Hooper
Honorable mention junior record keeping: Cod Stephenson
Junior Spark Award: Grace Hardaway

Junior participation awards:
Excellence – Becca Anderson, Elise Badger, Aden Bardole, Ely Booth, Tianna Gierstorf, Kaitlyn Halterman, Grace Hardaway, Adam Hooper, Ethan Hooper Naphtali Hoyt, Taylor McDowell, Sadie Shannon, Cody Stephenson, Caden Stream, Maya Telleen and Jake Wolteman.

Merit – Kayla Frederick, Patrick Graham, Elias Messer, Kaleah Messer and Kaycee Pittman.

Junior project awards: Elise Badger- Food & Nutrition; Kayla Frederick- Beef, Food & Nutrition and Woodworking; Grace Hardaway- Home Improvement and Horse; Adam Hooper- Horticulture; Taylor McDowell- Rabbit & Sheep; and Cody Stephenson- Poultry.

Junior 4-H members honored included (front, from left) Kayla Frederick, Elise Badger, Taylor McDowell and Kacie Pittman; and (back, from left) Becca Anderson, Tianna Gierstorf, Grace Hardaway and Cody Stephenson. Not all are pictured.

Intermediate record keeping recognition: Bailey Anderson, Grace Curtis, Ethan Frederick, Sadie Gilbertson, Emma Halterman, Ilse Hooper, Noble Hoyt, Olivia Shannon, Justin Stream and Caden Telleen.

Outstanding intermediate record keeping: Grace Curtis
Intermediate Flame Award: Noble Hoyt
Outstanding Intermediate Award: Katrina Heupel, Natalie Heupel

Intermediate participation awards:
Excellence – Bailey Anderson, Grace Curtis, Ethan Frederick, Sadie Gilbertson, Emma Halterman, Ilse Hooper, Noble Hoyt Olivia Shannon, Caden Telleen

Merit – Justin Stream

Intermediate project awards: Bailey Anderson- Child Development and Food & Nutrition;Ethan Frederick- Beef; Sadie Gilbertson- Sheep & Visual Arts; Ilse Hooper- Sewing & Needle Arts; and Noble Hoyt- Sheep.

Intermediate 4-H members honored included (from left) Bailey Anderson, Grace Curtis Katrina Heupel, Natalie Heupel and Ethan Frederick. Not all are pictured.

Senior record keeping recognition: Conner Allender, Arthur Bardole, Madison Brincks, Megan Brincks, Hannah Curtis, Caden Etherton, Emily Finch, Ashlyn Frederick, Taylor Gierstorf, Brian Hardaway, Immanuel Jubell and Kara Reed.

Outstanding senior record keeping: Emily Finch
Honorable mention senior record keeping: Arthur Bardole, Hannah Curtis and Ashlyn Frederick
Stellar Senior Award: Arthur Bardole, Kara Reed

Senior participation awards:
Excellence – Conner Allender, Arthur Bardole, Madison Brincks, Hannah Curtis, Caden Etherton, Emily Finch, Ashlyn Frederick, Taylor Gierstorf and Brian Hardaway

Merit – Megan Bricks

Senior project awards: Conner Allender- Horticulture, Photography, Poultry, Sheep and Woodworking; Arthur Bardole- Digital Storytelling and Visual Arts; Caden Etherton- Sheep; Ashlyn Frederick- Beef, Food & Nutrition and Woodworking; Taylor Gierstorf- Sheep; and Kara Reed- Photography.

Major Life Skills awards – Achievement:- Emily Finch; AK-SAR-BEN- Kara Reed; Overall Merit- Caden Etherton; Overall Citizenship- Arthur Bardole; Overall Leadership- Arthur Bardole; Overall Record Keeping- Emily Finch; and We Challenge You- Caden Etherton.

Senior 4-H award recipients were (front, from left) Caden Etherton, Hannah Curtis and Ashlyn Frederick; and (back, from left) Brian Hardaway, Conner Allender, Arthur Bardole and Kara Reed. Not all are pictured.

The Greenbrier 4-H Club received the $100 Greene County Fair Roger Clause Memorial Herdsmanship Award. Greenbrier also won the National 4-H Week window decorating contest.

The Greenbrier 4-H Club won the herdsmanship contest at the county fair. Not all club members are pictured.

Bob Berns was recognized for his induction in August into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

Dan Frederick was honored with the 4-H alumni award and Dawn Higgins was given the Honorary 4-H award. The Friend of 4-H award was given to Farmers Mutual Insurance and Farm Credit Services. The Meritorious Service award was given to Coltrane Carlson of Raccoon Valley Radio.

The Award of the Clover was given to Christen Durlam, Derek Kennedy, and Elizabeth (Gunn) Smith for five years of service; and to Craig Peterson and JoAnne Schnebly for 10 years of service.

Adults honored included (from left) Christen Durlam, Dawn Higgins, Andy Carman for Farm Credit Services, Coltrane Carlson and JoAnne Schnebly.
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