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[NOV. 16, 2004]  Logan County's annual 4-H Achievement Night was Nov. 4 at the Lincoln Park District Rec Center. Approximately 80 4-H members, leaders and families came to congratulate the award recipients.

The top award-winners in the major award categories are as follows:

1. Rachael Tibbs, participating in animal science, was selected to receive the highest honor in a 4-H'er's career. Because of her outstanding 4-H career and her excellent job with her 4-H records, she was selected as Illinois delegate to the 2004 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., later this month!

2. Martin Oltmanns won the 4-H Key Award, the highest 4-H award given. The qualifications are to be 16 years of age, have a minimum of three years of 4-H membership, submit a 4-H story and meet nine other requirements as verified by the leader.

3. Some 4-H'ers are chosen each year in special award categories. They are listed below. A book is presented to 4-H'ers with outstanding work, quantity, quality, years, citizenship, leadership, participation, skill acquisition and growth. The books are given in three age categories: 8-11 years of age, 12-14 and 14-19. A Blue Award is given to 4-H'ers deserving of repeat recognition in a category. Medal awards in the 14-19 age category are nationally sponsored and may be received only once in each curriculum area.

Outstanding awards

Achievement

8-10 years old:

Book -- Hayden Zimmer, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Ryan Huffer, Lincoln

11-13:

Book -- Jenna Opperman

14-19:

Medal -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Michelle Johnson, Latham; Rachael Tibbs, Middletown

Book -- Kyle Janssen, Middletown

Blue Award -- Emily Bakken, Lincoln; Amanda Davison, Beason; Andrew Fulton, Lincoln; Kyle Janssen, Middletown; Martin Oltmanns, Lincoln

Animal Science

8-10:

Book -- Cole Awe, Elkhart

11-13:

Book -- Andy Lindgren, Atlanta

Blue Award -- Mathew Runyon, Broadwell

14-19:

Medal -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Amanda Davison, Beason

Book -- Amanda Davison, Beason

Blue Award -- Emily Bakken, Lincoln; Amanda Davison, Beason; Andrew Fulton, Lincoln; Abrigail Sasse, Beason; and Rachael Tibbs, Middletown

Community Involvement and Global Awareness

11-13:

Book -- Nichole Benz, Lincoln

14-19:

Medal -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Michelle Johnson, Latham

Book -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln

Environment-Natural Resources

8-10:

Book -- Ryan Huffer, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Nathan Runyon, Broadwell

11-13:

Book -- Kristin Bishop, Atlanta

Blue Award -- Zack Huffer, Lincoln

Food, Nutrition and Health

8-10:

Book -- David Carter, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Hannah Allen, New Holland

11-13:

Book -- Rebekah Crider, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Zack Huffer, Lincoln

14-19:

Medal -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln

Book -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Emily Bakken, Lincoln; Amanda Davison, Beason

Home and Family

8-10:

Book -- Abby Butler, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Dasha Phelps, Lincoln

11-13:

Book -- Nichole Benz, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Rebekah Crider, Lincoln

14-19:

Medal -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Michelle Johnson, Latham

Book -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Amanda Davison, Beason

Leadership

11-13:

Book -- Zack Huffer, Lincoln

14-19:

Medal -- Andrew Fulton, Lincoln

Book -- Rachael Tibbs, Middletown

Blue Award -- Emily Bakken, Lincoln

Mechanics and Technology

8-10:

Book -- Hayden Zimmer, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Ryan Huffer, Lincoln

11-13:

Book -- Mathew Runyon, Broadwell

Blue Award -- Zack Huffer, Lincoln

14-19:

Medal -- Andrew Fulton, Lincoln; Martin Oltmanns, Lincoln

Book -- Martin Oltmanns, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Andrew Fulton, Lincoln; Martin Oltmanns, Lincoln

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8- to 10-year-old winners -- (left to right) Abby Butler, Hannah Allen, Hayden Zimmer, Ryan Huffer, David Carter


11- to 13-year-old winners -- (left to right) Zack Huffer, Nichole Benz, Kristin Bishop, Timothy Carter, Rebekah Crider


14- to 19-year-old winners -- (left to right) Abrigail Sasse, Rachael Tibbs, Elizabeth Carter

Personal Development

8-10:

Book -- David Carter, Lincoln

11-13:

Book -- Timothy Carter, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Zack Huffer, Lincoln

14-19:

Medal -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Amanda Davison, Beason; Andrew Fulton, Lincoln

Book -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Amanda Davison, Beason; Andrew Fulton, Lincoln

Plant and Soil Science

8-10:

Book -- Abby Butler, Lincoln

11-13:

Book -- Kristin Bishop, Atlanta

14-19:

Medal -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Kyle Janssen, Middletown

Book -- Martin Oltmanns, Lincoln

Blue Award -- Kyle Janssen, Middletown

Club awards

  • Community Involvement and Global Awareness -- Middletown 4-H'ers
  • Personal Development -- The Pioneers
  • Club Standards of Excellence -- Atlanta Town & Country, Beason Ag, Chester 4-H,
  • Cloverdale, Middletown 4-H'ers, The Pioneers, Wide-A-Wake
  • Club of the Year -- Middletown 4-H'ers

The highest honor a club in this county can receive is to be chosen as Logan County Club of the Year, and this year's honored club has demonstrated outstanding enthusiasm and participation within the county. The Middletown 4-Hers have been very busy this year. They've had a community blood drive; trick-or-treating for canned goods, which were then donated to the food pantry; Christmas caroling at the Christian Nursing Home and donations of cookies and Christmas cards to every resident; county window display; May baskets for the senior citizens; Senior Citizen Luncheon and Awards Day; and their Washington, D.C., club trip. They have had several fund-raisers, including a Kathryn Beich Candies sale, Thorntons gas cards, nut sale, garage sale and Pizza Hut. They also donated Christmas presents to a needy family.

Top Electricity Award

Daniel Fulton, Lincoln

Leaders recognized

Nineteen adult volunteers were recognized and honored at the Logan County 4-H Achievement Night. Recognition was given in the following categories:

  • First year -- Kathy Buse, Lisa Conrady, Michelle Squaire, Shelly Thomas, Sheryl Wagoner, Lori Ward, Casey Westen, Stephanie Westen
  • Fifth year -- Beth Anderson, Joann Benz, Sheryl Fulton, Tina Huff, Mary Southerlan, Vanessa Tibbs, Rita White
  • 10th year -- Don Davison, Brenda Garey, Doug Garey, Gail Ubbenga

For a complete listing of the 4-H awards presented on Nov. 4 or for information on the Logan County 4-H program, check out http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/logan/default/; contact the Logan County 4-H office, 980 N. Postville Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656; or call (217) 732-8289.

[News release by Amy Hyde, Logan County Extension, community worker, 4-H youth development]

 

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