Special awards recognize 4-Hers’ dedication and sportsmanship

Three Osage County 4-Hers were given special recognition following the horse show last Saturday at Overbrook Osage County Fair.

Nikita Schoepflin and Emily Davenport, both of the Willing Workers 4-H Club, are in their last year of 4-H. They received recognition at the awards ceremony for their outstanding achievements and active participation in the Osage County HAY Club. Gifts for the two were sponsored by Wrench Benders Automotive.

Nikita Schoepflin, with her horse Della, was recipient of the senior sportsmanship award at last Saturday’s horse show.

In addition, Nikita was the recipient of the senior sportsmanship award given to Hay Club members each year. The award is based on good sportsmanship and mentoring of fellow 4-H members throughout the year.

Bonnie Young, of North Osage 4-H Club, received the intermediate sportsmanship award. She has been in the horse project for four years, is active in the HAY Club and likes to help new members and younger 4-Hers.


Emily Davenport, on her horse Rockit, was recognized for her outstanding achievements in 4-H and participation in the HAY Club.


The Osage County HAY (horse and youth) Club is led by Dorothy Christiason, of Lyndon. Meetings are held at Burns Skyvies Ranch, near Lyndon. All members in the club are enrolled in the horse project in Osage County. The club hosts shows, clinics, and the 4-H horse shows held at the county fairs at Osage City and Overbrook. The club will be riding in the fair parade on Saturday in Overbrook.

080813-4h-bonnie-youngBonnie Young was recipient of the intermediate sportsmanship award for good sportsmanship and mentoring of fellow 4-H members.

Photo and information thanks to Marty Young.

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