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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

    4-H'er of the Year award

    4-H’er of the Year, Madison Stevenson

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.