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Annual 4-H achievement night spotlights the best of Osage County’s 4-H

Every year, Osage County 4-H hosts an achievement night to recognize those dedicated to 4-H and their efforts. Last year’s honorees were recognized as follows.

Herdsmanship Award

To be eligible for the herdsmanship award, exhibitors are required to take care of their animals and exhibit humane treatment for all livestock and pets as well as keep their stall locations clean. Winners of the award were Noah Wood, North Osage 4-H Club, and Ethan Kneisler, Lyndon Leaders.

Record Book Award

The record book award is for anyone who turns in their record book. All names are put in a hat and one is picked for the prize. Winning the award for 2021-2022 was Reece Wilcoxson, Willing Workers.

Kansas Key Award

The Kansas Key Award is one of the highest honors awarded to 4-H members across Kansas. As a 4-H award, the applicant needs to highlight 4-H related events, activities and achievements accomplished within the 4-H club, county/district, region or state. Recipients of the Kansas Key Awards were Dylon Harris, North Osage; Kiera McNellis, Clover Wranglers; and Ethan Kneisler, Lyndon Leaders.

Project Records Awards

The Osage City Lions Club has sponsored the local record book awards for more than 65 years. Here are the winners: Jr. division, Leila Wilcoxson, Willing Workers, entomology; Claire Newman, Willing Workers, foods and nutrition, pets, photography, plant science, poultry, rabbits, and visual arts; and Karley Lowry, Burlingame, horse.

Intermediate division winners were Braelyn McNally, Melvern Jr. Highline, beef; Tyler Williams, Lyndon Leaders, bucket calf, swine; Allie Kneisler, Lyndon Leaders, fiber arts, goats, leadership, woodworking; Katie Lowry, Burlingame, horse; Reese Wilcoxson, Willing Workers, pets, visual arts; and Kevin Whitmer, Willing Workers, plant science, poultry, sheep.

Senior division winners were Ethan Kneisler, Lyndon Leaders, beef, leadership, woodworking; and Allison Reeser, Melvern Jr. Highline, sheep.

Friends of 4-H

4-H members and clubs are supported throughout the year by numerous individuals and businesses. Without such support, the 4-H program would cease to continue helping young people make a difference in the communities, learn life skills and develop leadership skills. Named as Friends of 4-H for 2021-2022 were Landmark National Bank and JAG Trucking, Jason and Amy Gilliland.

4-H Alumni of the Year

Each year former 4-H members are recognized as alumni of the year. Luke Thompson and Dustin Stucky were named as 4-H Alumni of the Year for 2022.

4-H Family of the Year Award

4-H is a family affair and takes lots of hard work and dedication from all family members. Osage County honors its local amazing 4-H families with the 4-H Family of the Year Award; last year’s honorees were the Casten family.

Osage County’s 4-H Achievement Night

Osage County’s 4-H Achievement Night celebration for 2023 will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, at Lyndon High School, Lyndon. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Celebrating National 4-H Week
Oct. 1-7, 2023!

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