State’s highest award presented to 4-H members
This article was originally published on October 26, 2017 and expired on January 1, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.
Twenty 4-H members from across the state were honored for their lifetime 4-H achievements. The Illinois State 4-H Award recognizes exemplary work in five major areas, including communications, community service, leadership, personal growth and project mastery. The winners were recognized during a ceremony held Oct. 7 in Champaign.
Winners received either a trip to National 4-H Congress, $1,000 toward the cost of another national 4-H event, or a $1,000 college scholarship as their prize. The award is supported through gifts to the Illinois 4-H Foundation by donors, including the Illinois Farm Bureau, Renita Anderson, Jennifer Cowsert, Carrie Francis, Susan Moore, Donna Mueller, Keith Parr, Phyllis Ruwe, Ryan Ruwe, Elizabeth Schnitzler, Jean Shinn, Kenneth Smith, and Gerald Theile.
In the area of Communications, the winners were Nathan Hill of Effingham County and Anne Preston of Macon County. In the area of Community Service, the winners were Abbey Bowrey of Macon County, Nicholas Hembrough of Lee County, Katie Lynn of Logan County, Abigail Mongan of Ogle County, Katie Lynn of Logan County, and Abigail Mongan of Ogle County.
In the area of Leadership, the winners were David Bruns of Christian County, Brock Irwin of Boone County, Rachel Miller of Franklin, Beth Warden of Cass County, and Beth Warden of Cass County.
Winners in the Personal Growth area were Andrew Cunningham of Macon County, Rhett Geisz of JoDaviess County, Molly Schempp of Logan County, Brittney Muschetto of Will County, Molly Schempp of Logan County, and Jordan Witte of McLean County.
In the area of Project Mastery, winners were Miriam Hoffman of LaSalle County, Kara Froidcoeur of McLean County, Miriam Hoffman of LaSalle County, Reed Jostes of DeWitt County, Suzanne Russo of Winnebago County, and Addison Wetzel of Lee County.
One may learn more about 4-H at 4-H.illinois.edu.
Source: Judy Mae Bingman, Media Communications Specialist, 4-H, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pull date: January 1, 2018