Last week, Nassau County 4-H had our annual awards banquet. This event is always so much fun and a great chance to celebrate the successes of all of our 4-H youth, volunteers, and families over the last year! If you weren’t able to make it, take a look below at a few pictures from the event and check out who our award winners were for this year.
4-H’er of the Year – Emma Norstrem
2017-2018 4-H’ers of the Month
October – Carter Higginbotham
November – Dallas Tackel
December – Emma Norstrem
January – Bailey Woodle
February – Madison Maynard
Youth Project Book Awards
Project books are a chance for 4-H members to demonstrate mastery of a subject area over the course of a year. These books are submitted and graded each year by agents. Youth can receive awards for completion of project books or progress made toward their goals.
- Kai Laurendine: progress made for three project areas: Love a Horse, Scratching the Surface, and What’s Hoppening
- Kee Laurendine: progress made for both Head, Heart & Hooves and Testing Your Wings and a blue ribbon for outstanding completion of Rams, Lambs, and You
- Emily Pilcher: blue ribbon for completion of Giddy Up and Go
- Raelin Tew: a blue ribbon for completion of Under Construction
Youth Standards For Excellence
The Standards for Excellence give youth a chance to strive towards being the best they can be. Requirements for this award include completing project books, leading demonstrations, teaching others, serving as a club officer, and participating above the county level. Kody Barger received the Silver Clover award!
Club Standards of Excellence
The Standards of Excellence showcase clubs that go above and beyond in numerous aspects over the last 4-H year. Next Generation, Bugging Out, and Nassau County Young Riders all received the EMERALD standards of excellence award which is the highest level!
The Club Leader of the Year award is for an outstanding club leader who is dedicated to the success of their youth as 4-H’ers and members of their communities. This year’s Club Leader of the Year is Dawn Barger from Bugging Out 4-H Club.
The Volunteer of the Year award is for a dedicated, hardworking volunteer who serves 4-H in many capacities. This year’s Volunteer of the Year award is TC Sweat.
Along with great volunteers, 4-H is fortunate enough to have a wide variety of community partners who help with everything from donating supplies to sponsoring youth to go to camp. Our 2018 Outstanding Community Partner is Liberty Landscaping.
Club Leader Recognition
Barnyard N Beyond, Eddie and Sherrie Hall
Bryceville Country Kids, Sandra Arowood and Lisa Comer
Bugging Out, Dawn Barger and Shirlene Griffin
Callahan Country Kids, Wanda and Karl Simmons
Hilliard Back 40, Karen and Bo Salis
Marine Ecology and Photography, Laura LaRoche
Nassau County Robotics, Doug and Lisa Gates
Nassau County Young Riders, Patti Walker and Melissa Laurendine
Next Generation, Amanda Thien and Carrie Hatton
Sunshine Crew, Paulette Kirkland and Jessi Maynard
Town and Country, Alicia Vickers and Meghan Repoff