Logan County 4-H members selected as State 4-H award recipients

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[March 24, 2020] 

4-H members from across the state were recently selected as winners through the Illinois 4-H Awards program. The Illinois State 4-H Award recognizes exemplary work in five major areas, including communications, community service, leadership, personal growth and project mastery.

Winners will receive 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.

This year, two Logan County 4-H members were selected as Illinois Award winners.

Ariana Hinkle, daughter of Alicia Marks and Jonathon Hinkle, was selected in the Project Mastery award area and will attend National 4-H Congress this Fall.


Cavit Schempp, son of Darin & Cindy Schempp of Atlanta, was selected in the Personal Growth award area and will receive a $1000 scholarship.


Legacy of Leadership Scholarships recipients of $1000 were also named based on their achievements in the Illinois 4-H program.

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The Illinois 4-H Foundation present these scholarships to 4-H teens who have demonstrated and maintained a high standard of 4-H excellence and mastery during their membership.

Logan County 4-H member Abigail Steffens, daughter of Jason & Beth Steffens of Lincoln, was selected as a scholarship recipient.

“Our awardees embody the true spirit of 4-H, having made a difference not only in their communities, but also Illinois and the nation,” said Lisa Diaz, U of I Extension assistant dean and director of Illinois 4-H. “As we look ahead to the future, we are proud of the dedication, service, and fortitude of the young men and women who have developed through our 4-H programs.”

All Illinois State 4-H awards and Legacy of Leadership Scholarships are supported through donor gifts to the Illinois 4-H Foundation.

About 4-H: Illinois 4-H strives to help youth learn skills for living. University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H aims to impact the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programming.

[Patty Huffer]

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