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A night of notable achievements for Osage County 4-H

2014 Osage County Kansas Award Portfolio winners: Front, from left, Wylie Young, Chad Robert, Lexi Studebaker; middle, Bonnie Young, Kilene Tate, Alexandra Sluder, Akaylee Prunty, Kiera McNellis, J.D. Schoepflin, Breanna Strohm, Will Kerns, Osage City Lions Club president, Morgan Woodbury; back, Ethan Quaney, Leon Sluder, Cody Atchison. Other KAP winners not pictured include Dylon Harris, Avery Mead, Marrit Mead, Allison Railsback, Brandon Stahel, Derek Stahel, Lakin Stahel, Tracy Wilk, Calvin Young.

2014 Frontier Extension District-Osage County 4-H Achievement Night

LYNDON, Kan. – Osage County 4-H Achievement Night was held Nov. 15, 2014, at the Lyndon High School Auditorium. Achievement Night is an annual event in which 4-H clubs, past and present members, and volunteers are recognized for their accomplishments throughout the previous year.

Club Awards

The following awards were presented: Burlingame 4-H Club received a purple club seal and club project awards in Community Service, Recreation and World Citizenship. The club is led by Patty Atchison and Kelly Atchison. Club members who received individual awards were Cody Atchison, Kris Hovestadt, Madison Hovestadt, Raymond Hovestadt, Bobby Quaney, Danny Quaney, Ethan Quaney, Kaylyn Quaney, Nicole Quaney, Savannah Short, Lexi Studebaker, Emmie Short and Breanna Strohm.

Carbondale Rustlers 4-H Club received a purple club seal and a club project award for Community Service. The Club leader is Nita Anstaett.

Clover Wranglers 4-H Club received a purple club seal and club project awards for Citizenship, Community Service and People-to-People, Conservation of Natural Resources and World Citizenship. Gina Shultz and Lori Quaney are the club leaders. Club members who received individual awards were Kiera McNellis, Isaac Shultz, Josiah Shultz, Lily Shultz and Solomon Shultz.

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club, led by George Alexander, Gaylene Ryan and Mary Ann Richardson, received a purple club seal and club project awards in Citizenship, Community Service, World Citizenship and Recreation. Club members who received individual awards were Grace Bradley, Justin Brinkley, Nocona Brinkley and Zack Ryan.

North Osage 4-H Club received a purple club seal and club project awards in Citizenship, Community Service, Conservation of Natural Resources, Health and Recreation. Club leaders were Kim Stahel and Maggie Mead. Club members who received individual awards were Dylon Harris, Lane Prewit, Brandon Stahel, Derek Stahel, Lakin Stahel, Bonnie Young, Calvin Young and Wylie Young.

Vassar Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, led by Megan Bones, Jenise Hook and Melissa Seacat, received a purple club seal and club project awards in Citizenship, Community Service, Conservation of Natural Resources Health and Recreation. Club members who received individual awards were Dalton Hook, Alexandra Sluder, Leon Sluder and Morgan Woodbury.

Willing Workers 4-H Club received a purple club seal and club project awards in Citizenship and Community Service. The club is led by Sally Wilk and Dawn Schoepflin. Club members who received individual awards were Trista Anderson, Jerra Butterfield, Dani Kerns, Akaylee Prunty, J.D. Schoepflin, Kilene Tate, Josie Thompson, Cole Thompson and Tracy Wilk.

Kansas Award Portfolio

A longtime supporter of Osage County 4-H, Osage City Lions Club, sponsored awards for those who completed the Kansas Award Portfolio ( KAP) and were chosen as county project champions. Each project was split into three age divisions and a county champion was chosen in each division. The following members received a KAP Award: Cody Atchison, Royce Cowan, Dylon Harris, Kiera McNellis, Avery Mead, Marrit Mead, Akaylee Prunty, Ethan Quaney, Allison Railsback, J.D. Schoepflin, Alexandra Sluder, Leon Sluder, Brandon Stahel, Derek Stahel, Lakin Stahel, Breanna Strohm, Lexi Studebaker, Kilene Tate, Tracy Wilk, Morgan Woodbury, Bonnie Young, Calvin Young and Wylie Young.

Key Award

This year Osage County had four Key Award recipients. To receive this prestigious award, applicants must be 16 years old, complete four or more years of 4-H work and have been enrolled in leadership for four or more years. In addition, the applicant must participate in community service, demonstrate leadership, practice public speaking, serve at the county level, participate in contests and events beyond the county level, complete and exhibit in multiple project areas and promote 4-H. This year’s recipients were: Avery Mead, North Osage 4-H Club, Allison Railsback, Willing Workers 4-H Club, Alexandra Sluder, Vassar Blue Ribbon 4-H Club and Brandon Stahel, North Osage 4-H Club.

Annual awards were also presented to volunteers who have provided continuous support during their lifetime to Osage County 4-H. Clubs and 4-H members are supported throughout the year by numerous individuals and businesses. Without this support, the 4-H program would cease to continue helping youth make a difference in communities, learning life skills and developing leadership skills.

Alumni of the Year Award

The Alumni of the Year Award is awarded to past 4-H members who continue to make significant contributions to the 4-H program. This year’s honored recipients were Jamie Studebaker and Bruce Schoepflin.

Friend of 4-H Award

Next was the Friend of 4-H Award. This award is presented to those that have made significant contributions to the 4-H program but were never a 4-H member. The recipients were Chris Croucher, Marsha Goodyear, Jane Goodyear, Premier Farm and Home, and the Vassar Community Center.

Family of the Year Award

Another award given was the Family of the Year Award. This year, Osage County 4-H honored the Paul and Pam Sluder family, of Quenemo. Paul and Pam have been a great example of how 4-H involvement can build strong family ties and a sense of pride in the community.

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2014 Osage County 4-H Family of the Year, from left, Alexandra, Paul, Leon and Pam Sluder.

Lyndon Leaders revive 4-H Club

Returning to Osage County is the Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club. This club has been re-chartered, and will be conducting meetings and carrying out community service projects for the 2014-2015 4-H year. The Frontier Extension District is very excited to have this club available to new and returning 4-H members.

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2014 Osage County KAP winners: Front, from left, Wylie Young, Chad Robert, Lexi Studebaker; middle, Bonnie Young, Kilene Tate, Alexandra Sluder, Akaylee Prunty, Kiera McNellis, J.D. Schoepflin, Breanna Strohm, Will Kerns, Osage City Lions Club president, Morgan Woodbury; back, Ethan Quaney, Leon Sluder, Cody Atchison. Other KAP winners not pictured include Dylon Harris, Avery Mead, Marrit Mead, Allison Railsback, Brandon Stahel, Derek Stahel, Lakin Stahel, Tracy Wilk, Calvin Young.

A community of young people across Kansas learning citizenship, leadership and life skills is the basis of 4-H. The Frontier Extension District 4-H is a program of K-State Research & Extension, the United States Department of Agriculture, and local governments, which serves Anderson, Osage and Franklin counties. For information on 4-H programming in the Frontier Extension District, contact any of the district’s offices: Lyndon, 785-828-4438, Garnett, 785-448-6826, Ottawa 785-229-3520, or see www.frontierdistrict.ksu.edu.

Information and photos thanks to Frontier Extension District.

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