Clay County 4-H recognition event held

Clay County 4-H recognition event held 4-H friends, members and leaders were recognized at the annual Clay County 4-H Recognition Event on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the 4-H Center in Vermillion.

The Clay County 4-H Leaders Association recognized two individuals and two businesses for their support and cooperation to the Clay County 4-H Program. Receiving Friends of 4-H Awards were Marion Kryger, Campbell Supply of Vermillion and Herren-Schempp Building Supply. Robert Anderson of Volin was recognized for Meritorious Service.

4-H Alumni Awards were awarded to Cindy Knutson, Lowell Knutson and Sheri Ouellette, all of Vermillion.

Leader Awards were presented to first year leaders: Deb Pearson � The Cat's Meow; Colleen Speakman � Jolly Juniorettes, and Susanne Steinbrecher � Lucky Trailblazers. Ten year Clover Awards were presented to Robin Miskimins � Clay County Go Getters and Bruce Plate � Shooting Sports.

Eight members were recognized as graduating members. They were Katie Carlson, Tabitha Hubert and Chris Lynch, all Coyote Cub members; Alison Jensen � member at large; Leslie Larson � Country Gals & Guys; Stacy Miskimins � Clay County Go Getters; Kathryn Strom � Lucky Trailblazers and Danielle O'Connor � Burbank Feeders.

4-H Record Book awards, sponsored by Community First State Bank, were awarded to the following first place recipients: Casey Carlson, Emily Holoch, Garret Jepsen, Laura Aga, Daniel Nelson and Amanda Aga. Second place winners were Gerrit Heine, DeNell Dykstra, Andy Peterson, JoAnna Strom, Nick Peterson and Tabitha Hubert. Third place went to Daniel Sokolowski, Shannon Jepsen, Korry Speakman, Shelli Knutson, Dean Miller and Hannah Nelson.

The 2002 4-H Conference Scholarship sponsored by the Dillon Estate Fund and the Clay County 4-H Leaders Association was presented to Dean Miller of Irene.

4-H Sweepstakes Awards, sponsored by the Clay County Youth Trust Fund and the Clay County 4-H Leaders Association, were awarded to the following members:

Personal Development � Beginner Emily Holoch, Junior Kyle Hubert and Senior Dean Miller; Home Economics � Beginner Emily Holoch, Junior Stacey Joy and Senior Leslie Larson; Agriculture � Beginner Shannon Jepsen, Junior Garrett Jepsen and Senior Nick Peterson.

Shooting Sports Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Clay County Sportsmen Club were presented to Kyle Lindstrom � Beginner Archery; Ariel Begley � Junior Archery; Mike Lindstrom � Senior Archery; DeNell Dykstra � Beginner BB Gun; John Lindstrom � Junior BB Gun and Karrie Plate � Senior BB Gun.

Horse Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Vermillion Saddle Club, were presented to Beginner � Katie Sokolowski; Junior � Adrianne Logue and Senior � Megan Griffith.

The Outstanding Horse Award in memory of Joe Millette and sponsored by Margaret Williams and Frank Schieber was awarded to JoAnna Strom of Beresford.

Farm Bureau Awards for participation in leadership, citizenship and safety were presented to Shelli Knutson of Vermillion and John Lindstrom of Beresford.

Zach Holoch, Amanda Aga and Nick Peterson earned overall awards in agriculture. Personal development awards were present to Hannah Nelson, Amanda Aga, Emily Miller and Nick Peterson. Achievement awards were received by Hannah Nelson, Dan Nelson and Chris Rederick. The Key Award was presented to Dean Miller.

4-H members recognized for top sales in the annual fruit sale promotion were Alison Jensen, Brett Logue, Hope Lindstrom, Mike Lindstrom, Michaela Hawley, Rachel Nelson and Kaia Nelson.

Best Secretary's Record Book Award was awarded to Michelle Rydell, a member of Country Gals & Guys and Best Reporter's Scrapbook Award was presented to Korry Speakman of the Jolly Juniorettes 4-H Club. The Clay County 4-H Leaders Association sponsors both awards.

The following 4-H members received High Point Beginner, Junior and Senior judging school participation awards: Beginner FCS � Megan Bottolfson; Junior FCS � Kyle Hubert; Senior FCS � Tabitha Hubert; Beginner Crops � Chad Peterson; Junior Crops � Andy Peterson; Senior Crops � Nick Peterson; Beginner Rabbit � Alex Peterson; Junior Rabbit � Kristina Blythe; Senior Rabbit � Kaia Nelson; Beginner Visual Arts � Kelly O'Dea; Junior Visual Arts � Kyle Hubert; Senior Visual Arts � Tabitha Hubert; Beginner Livestock � Shannon Jepsen; Junior Livestock � Luke Heine; Senior Livestock � Mike Lindstrom; Beginner Photography � Alex Peterson; Junior Photography � Bobby Dykstra; Senior Photography � Dean Miller; Beginner Horticulture � Shannon Jepsen; Junior Horticulture � Garrett Jepsen and Senior Horticulture Leslie Larson.

Youth-In-Action awards for individual participation in county contests were awarded to Ashley Ouellette � Beginner Fashion Revue; Laura Aga � Junior Fashion Revue, Amanda Aga � Senior Fashion Revue; Emily Miller � Junior Demonstration; Dean Miller � Senior Demonstration; Emily Miller � Junior Public Speaking; Ellen Kennedy � Senior Public Speaking; Chad Peterson � Beginner Special Foods; Andy Peterson � Junior Special Foods. Awards were sponsored by Clay County CFEL, Farm Bureau Insurance, Garfield Township and Glenwood Township.

Nine individuals and 10 judging teams placed in the Top Ten at the 2001 S.D. State Judging Contests. Team awards were sponsored by First National Bank, Sydell, Inc., Bob's Amoco, Colleen Speakman, East River Rabbit Breeders Association, Hanson Aerial Spraying, Tigert Art Galley, Candy Bouquet, Vermillion Saddle Club and Choice Pharmacy.

Top 10 individuals were Kyle Hubert � Horticulture; Andy Peterson � Rabbit; Kaia Nelson � Rabbit; Jennifer Lindblom � Rabbit; Shannon Jepsen � Livestock; Colette Joy � Visual Arts; DeNell Dykstra � FCS and Photography; Kyle Lindstrom � Livestock and Megan Griffith � Horse.

The top 10 team members participating were: Beginner FCS � DeNell Dykstra, Megan Bottolfson, Ashley Ouellette, Kelly O'Dea; Senior Visual Arts � Colette Joy, Theresa Ring, Nick Peterson, Tabitha Hubert; Senior FCS � Colette Joy, Leslie Larson, Tabitha Hubert; Beginner Livestock � Kyle Lindstrom, Hope Lindstrom, Rebecca Hawley, Shannon Jepsen; Beginner Photography � Ashley Ouellette, Alex Peterson, Chad Peterson, DeNell Dykstra; Senior Photography � Colette Joy, Dean Miller, Nick Peterson, Tabitha Hubert; Beginner Rabbit � Hope Lindstrom, Chad Peterson, Alex Peterson, Kyle Lindstrom; Beginner Horticulture � Casey Hessman, Hope Lindstrom, Alex Peterson, Shannon Jepsen; Senior Horse � Megan Griffith, Karrie Plate, Sarah Plate, Ellen Kennedy; Junior Horticulture � Kelsey Peterson, Garrett Jepsen, Kyle Hubert, Tony Hubert.

Second year member awards, sponsored by the Clay County 4-H Leaders Association, were presented to: Megan Bottolfson, Jennifer Bye, Taylor Clark, Emma Getzin, Gerrit Heine, Tia Krier, Megan O'Connor, Ashley Ouellette, Julie Renner and Carlee Sorensen. First year members were recognized by their club leaders: Clay County Cubs � Ilsa Bjordal, Nick Bjordal, Kyle Bryant, Samantha Bryant, Sarah Bryant, Taylor Jensen; Clay County Go Getters � Mikayla Herrick; Country Gals & Guys � Kristina Blythe, Michelle Blythe, Brittni Stewart; Jolly Juniorettes � Michael Bruning, Laura May, Matthew May, Olivia VanDenHul; Lucky Trailblazers � Catie Carroll, Michelle Corio, Troy Donnelly, Joseph Ensminger, Ashley Nelson, Annie Peasley, Sara Peasley; Meckling Livestock � Jeremy Anderson, Jana Bye, Kelsey Fallan, Carlee Sorensen; Cat's Meow � Jill Blumer, Britney Holmberg, Holly Irwin, Tabby Irwin; Young Producers � Dylan Halvorson, Casey Hessman, Chad Peterson and Gregory Peterson.

The Outstanding 4-H Club Awards, sponsored by Community First Bank, were presented to first place winner, Meckling Livestock � Scott Jepsen and Tim Heine, leaders. Second place was awarded to Jolly Juniorettes � Cyndi Dendinger and Colleen Speakman, leaders. The Community Service Club award and traveling plaque, sponsored by Vermillion Civic Council and Community First State Bank, were presented to the Coyote Cubs led by Joe and Jeanette Hubert and Mike and Kathy Lynch. Second place was presented to the Country Gals & Guys 4-H Club, led by Marlys Larson and Iris Rydell.

The Club 4-H Promotion award was presented to Coyote Cubs, led by Joe and Jeanette Hubert and Mike and Kathy Lynch.

4-H project medals were awarded in the following areas to local members: Aerospace � Andy Peterson; Beef � Molly Hansen, Laura Aga, Emily Miller; Breads � Dean Miller, Emily Miller, Andy Peterson; Citizenship � Hannah Nelson, Ellen Kennedy; Council Ambassador � Tabitha Hubert; Clothing � Bobby Dykstra; Community Service � Amanda Aga, Shelli Knutson; Dog � Sarah Plate; Electrical � John Lindstrom, Kyle Hubert; Fashion Revue � Colette Joy, Leslie Larson, Ellen Kennedy, Amanda Aga; Foods & Nutrition � Katie Miskimins, Kelly Miskimins, Michael Dendinger; Health � Emily Miller; Home Living � Hannah Nelson, DeNell Dykstra, Stacey Joy, Sarah Anderson, Michael Dendinger; Horticulture � Daniel Nelson; Junior Leadership � Rob Hansen, Eric Lindstrom, Mike Lindstrom, Hannah Nelson, Chris Lynch; Poultry � Emily Renner, Garrett Jepsen; Physical Education � Leslie Larson; Public Speaking � Emily Miller; Safety � Emily Holoch; Sports � Dean Miller; Sheep � Shannon Jepsen, Adrianne Logue, Brett Logue, Brittany Rederick, Chris Rederick; Shooting Sports � John Lindstrom, Amanda Aga; Swine � Cody Cahoon, Luke Heine; Visual Arts � Theresa Dendinger, Emily Holoch, Brittany Bye; Wild Life � Andy Peterson; Wood Science � Amanda Aga.

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