2018-2019 Banquet Recap
This time of year we like to pause and recognize our many hard-working 4-H youth, volunteers, and leaders.
If you weren’t able to attend this year’s very special banquet, here’s a recap of the events and awards!
This Year’s Theme was “4-H Through the Ages”
- We had a guest speaker, our District Extension Director Dr. Simonne!
- The banquet was emceed by Madison Stevenson and Laurianne Burns
- We started off by recognizing all of our amazing Club Leaders and awarding them with their very own clovers
- Our Club Leader of the Year was Carrie Mizell of Next Generation.
- Next Generation also received the Emerald Standards of Excellence
- We announced that Mrs. Wanda Simmons has received two huge awards this year, the Florida Friend of 4-H and the BOCC Volunteer of the Year
- Our 4-H Volunteer of the Year went to Master Gardener, Wendy Priesand
- The Summer Camp Volunteer of the Year award was given to Margaret Johnson
- The Outstanding Community Partner was awarded to Callahan Barbecue
- The Sponsor of the Year went to Jared Satterwhite and all the lovely folks at Florida Farm Bureau
- We have Seven Graduating Seniors who were gifted a leather notebook:
- Kody Barger
- Katherine Gates
- Kinley Hall
- Ethan Knagge
- Victoria Thorpe
- Darrian Wright
- David Wyatt
- We also announced that our very own Katherine Gates is the Regional Leader of the Legacy
- We had 16 Project and Record Book Awards
- Recognized our many and awesome 4-H’ers of the Month:
- September – Madison Stevenson
- December – Joan Kramer
- February – Katie Gates
- March – Hunter Burns
- April – Vanessa Farland
- March- Chase Burke
- June – Laurianne Burns
- and wrapped up the awards by announcing Madison Stevenson as our 4-H’er of the Year
Tribute to a True Leader
Following the Awards Banquet many members, family, and friends gathered for a very special Tree Christening Ceremony in memory and celebration of Ms. Kristen. Here we shared stories and our thoughts and left individually painted rocks around a Red Maple. The tree will always be available for youth, family, and volunteers to visit and continue to leave rocks by.