Osage County crowns 4-H king and queen

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Osage County 4-H Queen Morgan Woodbury and King Cody Atchison.

In a ceremony held August 13, 2014, at the Overbrook Osage County Fair, Cody Atchison, Burlingame, and Morgan Woodbury, Quenemo, were crowned as the 2014-2015 Osage County 4-H King and Queen. Danny Quaney, Burlingame was also vying for the king title.

During the ceremony, the candidates were escorted to the show arena and introduced by 4-H members Brett Whittington, Allison Railsback and Mallory Koger. Attendants were Shelby Harris and Wyatt Stinebaugh. Taren Harmon, Frontier Extension District 4-H program assistant, served as mistress of ceremonies. The competition was organized by Kim Stahel and Maggie Mead.

Sponsors for the event were Overbrook Floral, Mead Sheep Farm, Shirts and Such, Hamilton Farms, North Osage 4-H Club and Osage County 4-H Council.

Candidate requirements include that the 4-Hers be between the ages of 14 and 18, be nominated by their 4-H club leaders, submit an application, and participate in a personal interview. The 4-H King and Queen will serve one year and have a variety of responsibilities, including promoting 4-H, being visible at the county fairs to hang out ribbons, helping host other countywide 4-H events, and participating in next year’s crowning ceremony to pass on their titles.

Candidates and their biographies are as follows:

King Cody Atchison – Cody is 14 years old and has been a lifelong member of the Burlingame 4-H Club. Officially he has been a member for 8 years and a 4-H Tag-A-Long for 3 years. His parents are Charlie and Patty Atchison, of Burlingame. He has one sister, Kelly Atchison. His grandparents are Tom Quaney, of Burlingame, and the late Mary Quaney, and Charles and Betty Atchison, Auburn.

Cody is the Burlingame 4-H senior club reporter and reporter for the 4-H Extension Council. He is also a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. During the school year he is busy playing football, wrestling and track. He works part time at Locust Point Gun Club and for his grandpa, Tom Quaney.

His projects this year are a beef heifer named Betsy, three pigs named Hershey, Henry and Henrietta, three goats named Sweetie, Butterscotch, and Gruff, ducks, woodworking, shooting sports, photography, and leadership. This year his favorite projects are his beef heifer, goats, woodworking, shooting sports and his pigs.

Cody’s favorite 4-H memories are the fairs. He loves camping at the fairs and hanging out with his friends and family. The water fights have always been the highlight of the fairs. When Cody was a tag-a-long, he especially enjoyed playing with his trucks and tractors in the dirt in the show arena. When he got hot, he would swim in the stock tank.

Cody’s future 4-H plans are to go on the CWF Trip in 2016. So you will find him busy raising money for his trip.

Queen Morgan Woodbury – Morgan is a nine-year member of the Vassar Blue Ribbon 4-H Club. She has held various offices in her club including reporter, treasurer, vice president and is serving as club president this year. Morgan has been involved with many projects over her years of involvement. Some of her favorites include Bucket Calf, Beef, Foods and Nutrition, Horticulture, and Photography. Morgan is a member of the Osage County 4-H Council and is a 2016 CWF delegate. Some of her favorite 4-H memories include the fairs, showing cattle, the friends she has made, and some activities with her club like caroling, Christmas parties, cookouts, and parades.

Morgan is a sophomore at West Franklin High School where she is a member of FBLA, FCCLA, and FFA and is serving as the FFA Chapter Historian this year. She is also a member of the track team and is a cheerleader. Morgan is the daughter of Howard and Elise Woodbury.

Danny Quaney – Danny is 16 years old, a member of the Burlingame 4-H Club, and a sophomore at Burlingame High School. He is the son of Tim Quaney and Beth Quaney. Danny enjoys all of his projects but the project he enjoys the most is his market steer. One of his favorite activities in 4-H is when his club goes to club days to do a line dance or a skit. Danny’s favorite 4-H memory is when he gets to camp out at the fairs. A couple of activities he has shown leadership in is running a booth at the 4-H shooting sports fun shoot and also being the treasurer of his club.

Information and photo thanks to Taren Harmon, 4-H program assistant, Frontier Extension District.


One Response to Osage County crowns 4-H king and queen

  1. Hank Kimball says:

    Congratulations Cody and Morgan!

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