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[DEC. 3, 2003]  Logan County's annual 4-H Achievement Night was Nov. 6 at the Lincoln Park District Rec Center. Approximately 150 4-H members, leaders, and families came to congratulate the award recipients..

Winners of awards in the major categories were as follows:

One of the Logan County 4-H members was selected for the highest honor in a 4-H member's career. Because of her outstanding 4-H career and her excellent job with her 4-H records, Emily Bakken was chosen as Illinois delegate to the 2003 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

The top 10 percent of records in a project area in the state are given a National 4-H Congress Blue Award Certificate each year. Local winners and their certificate categories:

Emily Bakken, Lincoln -- Achievement; Foods, Nutrition and Health; Home and Family; and Personal Development

Kyle Janssen, Middletown -- Achievement

Krista Ubbenga, Hartsburg -- Foods, Nutrition and Health

The "I Dare You" award is presented to 4-H'ers who have demonstrated qualities of leadership, excellence in character and effective future leadership. This year's winners were Susan Cochran, Mount Pulaski; Andrew Fulton, Lincoln; Michelle Johnson, Latham; Martin Oltmanns, Lincoln; and Rachael Tibbs, Middletown

The 4-H Key Award is the highest award given. To qualify, winners must 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 their leaders. This year's winners were Abrigail Sasse of Beason and Rachael Tibbs of Middletown.

Some 4-H'ers are chosen each year in special award categories. 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 years of age and 15-19 years of age. A Blue Award is given to 4-H'ers deserving of repeat recognition in a category. For the 15-19 category the medal awards are nationally sponsored and may be received only once in each curriculum area.

Outstanding awards


8-10 years old -- Ryan Huffer, Lincoln, book

11-13 years old -- Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln, book

14-19 years old -- Andrew Fulton, medal and book; Martin Oltmanns, medal; Amanda Davison of Beason, Emily Bakken and Kyle Janssen, Blue Awards

Animal Science

8-10 -- Daniel Fulton, book; David Fulton, Lincoln, Blue Award

11-13 -- Mathew Runyon, Broadwell, book

14-19 -- Andrew Fulton, medal and book; Rachael Tibbs, medal; Clint Garey of Atlanta, Emily Bakken, Amanda Davison and Abrigail Sasse, Blue Awards

Community Involvement and Global Awareness

11-13 -- Ben Buse, book

Environment and Natural Resources

8-10 -- Daniel Fulton, book

11-13 -- Zack Huffer, book

Food, Nutrition and Health

8-10 -- Hannah Allen, New Holland, book

11-13 -- Zack Huffer, book; Elizabeth Carter, Blue Award

14-19 -- Chris Ackerman, Lincoln, medal; Krista Ubbenga, book and Blue Award; Emily Bakken and Amanda Davison, Blue Award

Home and Family

8-10 -- Dasha Phelps, Lincoln, book; Kristin Bishop, Atlanta, Blue Award

11-13 -- Rebekah Crider, Lincoln, book; Elizabeth Carter, Blue Award

14-19 -- Susan Cochran, medal; Michelle Johnson, medal; Susan Cochran, book; Emily Bakken and Amanda Davison, Blue Awards


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8-10 -- Daniel Fulton, book

11-13 -- Jenna Opperman, Lincoln, book

14 -19 -- Amanda Davison, medal; Emily Bakken, book and Blue Award; Amanda Davison, Blue Award

Mechanics and Technology

8-10 -- Ryan Huffer, book

11-13 -- Zack Huffer, book

14-19 -- Andrew Fulton, book; Chris Ackerman and Martin Oltmanns, Blue Award

Personal Development

8-10 -- Daniel Fulton, book

11-13 -- Zack Huffer, book

14-19 -- Andrew Fulton, medal and book; Amanda Murphy, Beason, medal; Emily Bakken, Amanda Davison and Krista Ubbenga, Blue Awards

Plant and Soil Science

8-10 -- Kelsi Ubbenga, Hartsburg, book; Kristin Bishop, Blue Award

11-13 -- Elizabeth Carter, book

14-19 -- Nicole Tripplett, Middletown, medal; Krista Ubbenga, medal; Kyle Janssen, book and Blue Award; Mary Healy of Middletown and Emily Bakken, Blue Awards

Top Electricity Award

Mathew Runyon

Herdsman of the Year

David Fulton

Club awards

Community Involvement and Global Awareness -- Middletown 4-H'ers

Home and Family -- The Pioneers

Mechanics and Technology -- Middletown 4-H'ers

Club Standards of Excellence -- Atlanta Town and Country, Chester 4-H, Cloverdale

Middletown 4-H'ers, Millennium Clovers, The Pioneers

Club of the Year -- Middletown 4-H'ers. The Middletown 4-Hers have been very busy this year. They've had a community blood drive, trick-or-treating for canned goods, senior citizen luncheon and achievement day, safety day, drug dog presentation, May baskets, skating, bowling, family wiener roast and hayrack ride, donated Christmas presents to the Hope School for four children, Christmas caroling and donated cookies at St. Clara's, and a pizza Christmas party. They have had several fund-raisers, including a Pizza Hut fund-raiser, candle sales, bread sales and a club garage sale.

Leaders recognized

Twelve adult volunteers were recognized and honored in the following categories: first-year leaders -- Dara Baker, Darlene Carter, Craig Conrady, Mary Beth Hill, Dawn Phelps; fifth-year leaders -- Lisa Clark; 10th-year leaders -- Leonard Bakken, Rita Bakken, Sheila Davison, Mary Scanavino; leaders of the year -- Carlene Carter and Dana Oltmanns.

For a complete listing of the 4-H awards presented on Nov. 6, or for information on the Logan County 4-H program, please contact the Logan County 4-H office, 980 N. Postville Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656; or call (217) 732-8289.

[News release by Amy Hyde,
Logan County Extension]

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