On Saturday, Oct. 26, 4-H members from around Delta County and their families gathered at Hotchkiss High School to honor those involved in the program.
It was a time to recognize those involved in the program, from those just getting started in Cloverbuds, to those with years of experience.
Shane Anderson, Paige Bowling, Braiden Clement, Abigail Conley, Jesse Gillenwater, Makalah Henderson, Ross LeValley, Laura Lund and Tory Welt were honored as 10-year members.
Abbygail Campbell, Megan Chermak and Chelsy Reed have been 4-H members for 11 years, and Kelli Buhrdorf and Arla Nelson were recognized for 13 years in 4-H.
Also honored were the adults who volunteer their time to help these kids. The leaders with five years of service include Carol Badding, Carol Bowling, Vicki Conley, Yancy Gore, Jerri Hartman, Andrea Lofley, DeAnna Love, Ki Nelson, Mark Ness, Tamara Pearce and Amy Peebles.
Vicki Miles was recognized for her 10 years as a leader.
Lois Helgeland received a standing ovation as she received special recognition for her 30-year leadership involvement in 4-H. She has been very involved for many years at both the county and state
levels. She has been a member of Colorado State Leaders Council, is directly involved in the Colorado State Fair, helps with the development of the Colorado State Fair Syllabus and is a consultant for the Delta County Fairbook. She also makes time to mentor local 4-H members interested in ceramics projects.
Horse program leaders Teresa Burns and Tess Gore recognzed several 4-H members. Novice members include Ellison Black, Colbi Braslin, Kim Cooper, Bailey Rogers, Evelyn Shenk, Irene Shenk and Julia TenNapel. Erica Anderson and Cheyanne Germann
were recognized for achieving Level I, and Jayden Braslin reached Level III.
Mark Ness, shooting sports leader, shared with the audience some of the successes of his members. He said the 12 members who competed at the state fair did very well. He also noted that Mycala Read earned a spot on the national shooting team and will be going to Nebraska to shoot for Colorado.
The state shooting sports team included Lucas Baier, Jacob Black, James Byram, Duncan Campbell, Thaddeus Conley, Austin Germann, Keaton Glaser, Shay Glaser, Andrew Ness, Brandon Ness, Mycala Read and Evan Welt.
A number of club awards were also presented. Earning Community Pride certificates were the Barrow Mesa Club in Hotchkiss, the Bell Creek Buckaroos and Valley View Showmen in Paonia, Best of the
West in Cedaredge, Green Acres, Hot Shots, Purple Circle and New Pride of the Valley in Delta, and the Prairie Rangers in Eckert.
Members who achieved at the county level received special medals. The following were honored for their projects in:
Beef — Dalton Raley and Adam Sheldon;
Cake Decorating — Stephanie Sidor;
Clothing — Kristal Camacho and Stephanie Sidor;
Fashion Revue — Naomi Ayer, Samantha Cassel, Pascalina Earley, Liliahna Guy, Nadia Hill, Jacob Stucker, Abigail Vigil and Annie Wilson;
Food — Stephanie Sidor;
Global Citizenship — Jordan Denison;
Goat — Tia Clock;
Horse — Paige Bowling and Arla Nelson;
Photography — Ashley Ziemer;
Poultry — Tiffany Clock, Tyrell Clock, Trey Hunt, Ashley Ziemer and Zac Ziemer;
Rabbit — Mycala Read;
Sheep — Jessica Dexter;
Shooting Sports — Jordan Dennison and Jessica Dexter;
Sportfishing — David Denison;
Swine — Tiffany Clock, Tyrell Clock and Dalton Raley;
Turkey — Tyrell Clock and Stephanie Sidor; and
Visual Arts — Tia Clock.
The evening of recognition concluded with the special county awards.
Kelsie Hartman of the Purple Circle 4-H Club received the 4-H Club Secretary Award.
The Achievement in Animal Science was awarded to Arla Nelson for her five years in the horse program and for helping beginners with their riding lessons. She also received the Citizenship Award.
Stephanie Sidor received the Individual and Family Resource Award and the Leisure Education and Cultural Arts Award. She has been an active participant locally and at state fair, and this year won Grand Champion for her clothing project.
The Achievement in Natural Resources Award was presented to Mycala Read, who was also named one of the outstanding senior 4-H members.
Jordan Denison, who has been active in the international exchange program, was presented the Achievement in Cultural Understanding and Exchange.
Tia Clock, who received Grand Champion at the Delta County Fair for her watercolor paintings, received the Communications Arts and Sciences Award.
Heidi Simpson, the club leader of the Bell Creek Buckaroos, was named Friend of 4-H. IMC Company was named the Business Friend of 4-H.
Hadassa Graham received the Achievement in Leadership Award for her involvement locally as well as at State Conference and the Colorado Leadership Development Conference. She was also one of the outstanding senior 4-H members.
Ryan Bates and Ben Sheldon, both 10-year members of 4-H, were honored as 4-H Alumni. Both were very active in the livestock program and continue to support the program by helping 4-H members today on a regular basis with their projects.
The I Dare You Award was presented to Tyler Simpson, challenging him to achieve his highest potential and influence others through a life of leadership and service.
Kristal Camacho, an active member for three years, was named the Outstanding Junior 4-H Member.
The Outstanding Senior 4-H Members are Hadassa Graham and Mycala Read.blog comments powered by Disqus