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Scotts Bluff County 4-H holds achievement celebration | Rural Radio Network

Scotts Bluff County 4-H holds achievement celebration

Scotts Bluff County 4-H holds achievement celebration
Megan Rudy was presented the "I Dare You Leadership" award by 4-H Council Vice President Patty Pittman. Courtesy Photo

Scotts Bluff County 4-H held its annual Achievement Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the University of Nebraska’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center. The theme was “Far Out, Funky 4-H Achievement Fandango.”

The 4-H Council officers are elected by ballot at the 4-H Achievement event by 4-H membership at large. The 4-H Council members elected for 2018 are: President – Wendi Callenius, Vice-President – Patty Pittman, Secretary – Tanya Lake, Treasurer – Julie Lane, and Youth Representatives – Alexis Souza and Autumn Pittman.

Youth award highlights include:

The “I Dare You Leadership Award” was first offered to young people in the United States in 1941 by William H. Danforth, founder of the Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis. Megan Rudy was presented the award by 4-H Council Vice President Patty Pittman, the award includes a $200 scholarship.

The 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska Youth. Winners receive certificates and cash awards of $50 for 1st place and $25 for 2nd place. This year’s winners were:

4-H Career Portfolio winners from left, Jessica Wilkinson, Autumn Pittman, Brilea Sinner. Courtesy Photo

1st Junior Division – Jessica Wilkinson

2nd Junior Division – Ethan Bomberger

1st Senior Division – Brilea Sinner

2nd Senior Division – Autumn Pittman

Additional Career Portfolio Awards were presented as follows:

Junior Division Animal Science – Cacee Colson, Kristy Colson, Justin Keller, Laurence Keller, Sophia Pitts, Jarrett Shepperson, Justin Vance and Kathryn Vance.

Junior Division Consumer & Family Science – Sheridan Lathrop and Justine Wilkinson

Junior Division Healthy Lifestyles – Gabriella Anderson

Senior Division Animal Science – Katie Colson, Clayton Haug, Elizabeth Shepperson and Alexis Souza

Senior Division Consumer & Family Science – Mirka Anguiano

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program has six levels and is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities. The program’s overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience.

Amethyst Clover awards – Sheridan Lathrop, Laurence Keller, Jarrett Shepperson. Courtesy Photo

Amethyst Clover pins – Cacee Colson, Laurence Keller, Sheridan Lathrop and Jarrett Shepperson

Aquamarine Clover pins – from left, Justine Wilkinson, Justin Keller, Elizabeth Shepperson. Courtesy Photo

Aquamarine Clover pins – Katie Colson, Kristy Colson, Justin Keller, Elizabeth Shepperson and Justine Wilkinson

Ruby Clover pins – from left, Autumn Pittman, Jessica Wilkinson, Sophia Pitts. Courtesy Photo

Ruby Clover pins – Sophia Pitts, Autumn Pittman and Jessica Wilkinson

Alexis Souza, is working on her Diamond Pin. It can take up to two years for project completion. Courtesy Photo

Alexis Souza was presented an award to recognize that she is working on the Diamond Clover Award.

A Herdsmanship Awards were given by June Castillo, the 2017 4-H Herdsmanship Superintendent presented these awards.

Herdsmanship award winners. Accepting for their clubs from the left were Autumn Pittman, Sydnee Tweedy, and Brilea Sinner. Courtesy Photo

Beef Herdsmanship – Panhandle Livestock 4-H Club

Sheep Herdsmanship – Fairview 50 4-H Club

Meat Goat Herdsmanship, Swine Herdsmanship and All Around Herdsmanship – Just Kidding Around 4-H Club

The Tom Holman Spirit of 4-H Award is to honor the memory of Tom Holman, long-time Extension Educator in Scotts Bluff County. This year the award was presented to Kyle Kizzire by Julie Lane, 4-H Council Secretary.

Devin Suhr accepted an award for Outstanding Rabbit and Poultry Club Member. Courtesy Photo

An award for Outstanding Rabbit and Poultry Club Member was presented to Devin Suhr by Jana Schwartz from the Scotts Bluff County Extension Office.

Awards were also presented to all first year 4-H members, graduating senior 4-H members and Clover Kids.

Special pins are awarded in five year intervals to volunteers who continue to be committed to the 4-H Program.

Five years (silver pin) – Patricia Beals, Kaden Hubbard, Melissa Mosher, Catherine Reynolds, Cori Sherrod and Jason Wilkinson

Ten years (gold pin) – Julia Jacobs

Fifteen years (pearl pin) – Paul Callenius and Donna Jenne

Thirty years (ruby pin) – Val Baker

The Leaders of the Year Award recognizes an enrolled 4-H volunteer leader. This year the award was presented to June Castillo for her significant contributions to Scotts Bluff County 4-H by serving as superintendent of both the Awards Committee and the Herdsmanship Committee. Her service was greatly appreciated by 4-H members, volunteers and Extension Office staff.

4-H Volunteer of the Year June Castillo (right) accepted award from Jana Schwartz. Courtesy Photo

The Friend of 4-H Award recognizes someone who has been a true friend in providing support to the 4-H program. This year the award was presented to the Scotts Bluff County Farm Bureau. The Farm Bureau has provided generous support of the Scotts Bluff County 4-H program, including funds to pay for the online Quality Assurance Program for 4-H members and registration fees for the 4-H Robotics program. 4-H continues to be able to provide programming thanks to partners like Farm Bureau.

Scotts Bluff County 4-H would like to thank the Achievement Committee – Julie Lane, Wendi Callenius, Paul Callenius, Tanya Lake, Patty Pittman, Autumn Pittman, Alexis Souza, and Jana Schwartz for all of their work in planning this event, and also special thanks to Paul Callenius for serving as the emcee for the program.

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