Pendleton County 4-H’ers, leaders, parents and friends concluded the club year with an outdoor 4-H Field Day and Achievement Program Event, led by Brooke Alt, 4-H agent. The event was held Oct. 27 at Thorn Spring Park. It was a fun filled day, full of competitive events. Ribbons were awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners in each of the field day events. Four-H’ers were recognized for excelling in various phases of the 4-H program during the 2021-2022 program year.
The North Fork 4-H Club received an award for having 100% project completion by its members. Vanessa Harper, leader of the North Fork 4-H Club, encouraged the 21 members to complete 100% of the 27 4-H projects taken, to receive this award.
Clubs earning the blue-ribbon award were North Fork 4-H and Upper Tract Producers. This award is dependent on meeting attendance, project completion, camp attendance, program and event participation and the completion of 4-H officers’ documentation.
Alt announced the outstanding member project completion awards. Easton Boner and Hannah Heavner each completed four projects with Hannah Bennett, Ross Pownell, Britlee Basagic and Tori Heavner each completing three projects. These outstanding 4-H’ers received certificates for their accomplishments.
Few 4-H’ers can boast of a 4-H experience that spans the entire period between the time they join 4-H and reach the age of 21. Kelsey Alt received a pin, jacket and certificate for her 13 years of 4-H involvement.
Medals and certificates for outstanding project accomplishments, and 4-H’ers scoring 96 points or above in project subject areas were presented by Alt. Four-H’ers recognized were as follows:
Beef – Katie Heavner and Tori Heavner;
Poultry – Jax Bennett, Easton Boner and Aiden Whetzel;
Cats – Carley Kimble;
Dogs – Vaylee Harper;
Rabbits- Britlee Basagic;
Individual and Family Resources – Kallie Keyser, Katie Keyser, Marley Champ, Madison Sword, Hannah Bennett, Abby Judy and Hannah Bennett;
Natural Resources and Environment – Carly Kimble, Kenden Champ, Addison Rexrode, Ross Pownell, Zander Adams, Landen Champ and Ty Armentrout;
Goats – Hannah Heavner, Tia Heavner and Ty Heavner;
Hobbies/Collections (self-determined) – Cole L. Harper, Katie Heavner, Lydia Heavner (two) and Hannah Heavner;
Mechanical Science – Ross Pownell;
Technology and Engineering – Easton Boner (two) and Alex Adams;
Sheep – (market) Vivian Pownell, Tori Heavner, Owen Champ, Ross Pownell, Hannah Heavner, Aiden Whetzel, Phoebe Pownell, Marley Champ, Katie Heavner, Alanna Miller, Tanner Hedrick and Jameigh Miller;
Sheep- (market/breeding) – Kallie Keyser, Katie Keyser, Tia Heavner and Ty Heavner;
Plant Science and Crops – Zander Adams and Alex Adams;
Leisure and Cultural Education – Marion Williams, Hannah Bennett, Ava Bowers, Chloe Kisamore, Jacey Thompson and Vivian Pownell;
Health and Safety – Callie Judy; and
This is 4-H – Marion Williams and Easton Boner.
Outstanding 4-H club officers for the year were Chloe Kisamore, reporter, Chesnee Colaw (treasurer), Cole L. Harper (secretary), and Jax Bennett (historian), all members of the North Fork club, and Carly Kimble (historian) of the Upper Tract club.
Alt presented a two-dollar bill and a certificate for outstanding project recognition at the Tri-County Fair to the following:
Animal Science (poultry) – Easton Boner;
Individual and Family Resources (sewing) – Abby Judy, and (food) – Marley Champ;
Plant Science and Crops (gardening) Zander Adams;
Technology and Engineering (astronomy) Alex Adams;
Natural Resources and Environment (trapping) – Kenden Champ;
Leisure and Cultural Education (art) Ava Bowers;
Health and Safety (health) Callie Judy;
Miscellaneous (genealogy) Lydia Heavner; and
People’s Choice – Leisure and Cultural Education (art) Vivian Pownell.
Alt recognized 4-H’ers who participated in judging for the first time. Receiving judging medals were Marion Williams, Hannah Heavner, Easton Boner and Jax Bennett. Youth that participated in judging events throughout the year were recognized at the time of their current event.
Four-H’ers participating and receiving the Robotics pin were LEGOS – Easton Boner, Kenden Champ, Ross Pownell, Owen Champ, Marion Williams, Ava Bowers, Marley Champ and Phoebe Pownell; and VEX – Landen Champ, Ben Puffenbarger, Vivian Pownell, Alex Adams and Zander Adams.
Four-H’ers who participated in other state and national events during the year were recognized and received certificates and ribbons from the state were the following:
State Fair Poster Contest: Easton Boner – gold (Promotion), Addison Rexrode – gold (STEM), Carly Kimble – blue (camp), Addison Rexrode – blue (promotion), Addison Rexrode – blue (club), Addison Rexrode – blue (general), Addison Rexrode – blue (Ag), Addison Rexrode – blue (citizenship), Marion Williams – blue (STEM), Mason Harper – red (Ag), Easton Boner – red (Ag), Vaylee Harper – red (Ag), Katie Heavner – red (healthy living), Hannah Heavner – red (healthy living), Addison Rexrode – red (healthy living), Cole Harper – white (promotion) and Addison Rexrode – white (dairy);
Photo Contest: Marley Champ, Cole L. Harper, Mason Harper, Vaylee Harper, Abby Judy, Callie Judy, Carly Kimble, Chloe Kisamore, Addie Rexrode, Branson Smith, Jacey Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Marion Williams, Katie Heavner, Lydia Heavner, Hannah Heavner and Easton Boner;
State Fair presentation contest participants: writing contest – Easton Boner (poetry), Branson Smith (short story) and Marion Williams (short story, essay and poetry); power point – Cole L. Harper (red) and Marion Williams (white); visual presentation – Katie Keyser and Phoebe Pownell (foods), Ross Pownell (kitchen science) and Vivian Pownell (communication).
Participating in virtual 4-H Creed Contest were Vaylee Harper and Marion Williams.
Cloverbuds were Piper Hubbard, Colton Whetzel, Ariat Ewald, Andelyn Vance, Hannah Sponaugle, Everette Boner, Korbett Hammer, Levi Miller and Adelynn Miller. Finishing their last year as a Cloverbud were Isaac Kimble, Claira Kimble, Brantley Propst and Isabella Hoover.
Four-H clubs are currently accepting members for the 2022-2023 club year. Anyone interested in the 4-H program is encouraged to contact their local 4-H leader or the WVU Extension Office at 358-2286 for details or register through z-suites at https://4h.zsuite.org/enrollments.
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