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4-H in Cumberland County
The 2017 Cumberland County Achievement Program was held on Sunday, November 12 in Neoga. Thank you to the Work & Play 4-H Club for hosting the event! Below are the winners that were awarded that evening.
4-H members were recognized for their efforts for the 2016-2017 year.
Ellie Walk, served as Master of Ceremonies.
Olivia Dasenbrock was chosen as the Overall Outstanding First Year member. She is a member of the Springpoint Rebels 4-H Club. Kristin Partlow of the Work & Play 4-H Club was the first alternate. (Plaques were sponsored by the Our-Nite-Out HEA Unit)
Josie Brockett of the Liberty Hill Rangers 4-H Club was selected as the Overall Outstanding 4-H member of the year. Jarin Maxey of the Raisin’ Kane 4-H club was chosen as the first alternate. (Plaques sponsored by the Hickory Corner HEA Unit)
Macey Maxey, Raisin’ Kane 4-H Club, was presented the Outstanding 4-H Secretary’s Award. Nate Lacy, from Work & Play was chosen as the alternate. (Sponsored by the Gabby Gals HEA Unit)
Nate Lacy, Work & Play 4-H Club, was presented the Outstanding 4-H Treasurer’s Award, with Cash Hurst of the Raisin Kane 4-H Club being chosen as the alternate. (Sponsored by the Neoga Homemakers HEA Unit)
Josie Brockett of the Liberty Hill Rangers 4-H Club was awarded the Cindy Moses Youth Scholarship.
Ross Hemmen was chosen to have the Outstanding Livestock Record. Keaton Lacey was chosen as the Alternate Livestock Record Award Winner.
Neoga IGA and Randy Flood were awarded the Partners in 4-H Award.
Also recognized at the Achievement Program was 4-H Hall of Fame recipients Vernon and Jane Miller.
Harve Moses was awarded the Lifetime 4-H Supporter award.
Trent Koester, Raisin’ Kane, was presented with the “I Dare You” Award.
Kaitlyn Hemmen of the Springpoint Rebels 4-H Club received the Chad Swingler Memorial Award. (Sponsored by the Springpoint Rebels 4-H Club)
The Springpoint Rebels 4-H Club was presented with the Scavenger Hunt Recognition.
The Raisin’ Kane 4-H Club was presented with the award for Club of the Year. (Sponsored by the Greenwood HEA Unit)
The Springpoint Rebels 4-H Club won the Club Attendance Award with having the most in attendance at the Achievement Program.
Club Recognition for attaining Standards of Excellence went to Cumberland Kids, Liberty Hill Rangers, and Raisin’ Kane.
Those members recognized for the Public Speaking and Food Demonstration contest were Mason Brockett, Liberty Hill Rangers; Jordynn Rowlee, Springpoint Rebels, and Taylor Huddlestun, Cash Hurst, Macey and Jarin Maxey, Raisin’ Kane.
First Year Member Awards of the 2016-2017 4-H year were: Khloe Brown and Jesse Osborne of Hurricane Hustlers; Ryan Koester of Raisin’ Kane; Shelby Morecraft of Horse Club; Ethan Meyers-Lewis and Riannon Neidigh of Liberty Hill Rangers; Ethan Beccue, Sydney Beccue, and Olivia Dasenbrock of Springpoint Rebels; and Kristin Partlow, Shelby Schumacher, and Sophia Schumacher of Work & Play 4-H Club.
Cloverbud Member Awards of the 2016-2017 year were; Jessica Wersing of the Neoga Clover Buddies; Mason Ferris and Kenly Ferris of Raisin’ Kane; Alysa Dittamore, Emma Light, and Cole Dasenbrock of the Springpoint Rebels; Owen Lake of the Work & Play 4-H Club.
Medals of Honor were presented to:
8 – 11 Years Old:
Achievement: Paige Dittamore Springpoint Rebels
Animal Sciences – large Keaton Lacy Work & Play
Animal Science – small Ross Ryder Hurricane Hustlers
Food Nutrition & Health Olivia Dasenbrock Springpoint Rebels
Home & Family Sydney Beccue Springpoint Rebels
Mechanics & Technology Will Romack Work and Play
Personal Development Kaitlyn Hemmen* Springpoint Rebels
Plants and Soils Paige Dittamore Springpoint Rebels
Envir. & Nat. Res. Ethan Beccue Springpoint Rebels
12 – 14 Years Old:
Achievement Ross Hemmen Springpoint Rebels
Animal Science – large Jarin Maxey Raisin’ Kane
Animal Science – small Jame Ryder* Hurricane Hustlers
Home & Family Delanie Romack Work and Play
Mechanics & Technology Cash Hurst Raisin’ Kane
Personal Development Logan Edwards Cumberland Kids
Envir. & Nat. Res. Jordynn Rowlee Springpoint Rebels
Plant & Soils Gracie Dittamore Springpoint Rebels
15 – 19 Years Old:
Achievement Trent Koester Raisin’ Kane
Animal Sciences - large Jake Wente Springpoint Rebels
Animal Sciences - small Macey Maxey Raisin’ Kane
& Global Awareness Jerik Bishop Liberty Hill Rangers
Food Nutrition & Health Josie Brockett Liberty Hill Rangers
Home & Family Emma Walk Work & Play
Mechanics & Technology Jerik Bishop Liberty Hill Rangers
Personal Development Breanna Edwards Cumberland Kids
Natural Resources Jerik Bishop Liberty Hill Rangers
*Members that won in the same area consecutive years—members received Blue Award Certificates
Honor Member Awards
75 – 149 points
Khloe Brown Emily Carl Noah Carl
Matthew Deters Sarah Deters Brayden Dow
Brennan Dow Makenzie Flood Ryan Koester
Preston Lake Dalton Lewis Ethan Meyers-Lewis
Easton Rodgers Shelby Schumacher Austen Scott
Jake Wente Lexi Will Sami Will
150 – 249 points
Ethan Beccue Sydney Beccue Olivia Dasenbrock
Joleen Deters Logan Dow Breanna Edwards
Logan Edwards Jenna Flood Elise Hemmen
Kaitlyn Hemmen Ross Hemmen Wyatt Huddlestun
Cash Hurst Keaton Lacy Nate Lacy
Kristin Partlow Will Romack Jordynn Rowlee
Jame Ryder Ross Ryder Sophia Schumacher
Josie Scott Brody Titus Liz Titus
250 -- 349 points
Josie Brockett Mason Brockett Gracie Dittamore
Paige Dittamore Taylor Huddlestun Jarin Maxey
Delanie Romack Ellie Walk Emma Walk
350 – 449 points
450 and above points
Completion Members for the 2016 – 2017 4-H year were: Trent Koester and Macey Maxey, Raisin’ Kane; Sami Will, Springpoint Rebels; and Wyatt Steffan, Work & Play
The newly elected 4-H Federation Officers for 2017 – 2018 4-H year will be:
Emma Walk – President
Jenna Flood – Vice President
Jame Ryder – Secretary
Cash Hurst – Treasurer
Elise Hemmen – Reporter
Logan Dow – Recreation