2 Glenn 4-H members tie for awards with perfect scores
They will have the opportunity to compete at the regional level along with others
WILLOWS >> Two members of Glenn County 4-H organizations had an especially big day in the Glenn County 4-H Presentation Event at Willows Intermediate School on Feb. 3.
Brandt Schager of the Capay 4-H Club and Josiah Calderon of the Clover 4-H Club tied in the competition to receive the A.W. Bramwell Memorial Award, for the best-performing first-time 9- and 10-year-old presenters. The award, established in 1977, was named after “Bill” Bramwell, long-time publisher of the Chico Enterprise-Record.
Schager and Calderon also received the Carell Kolousek Award for top presenters, with each receiving a perfect score. The award originated in 1979 and goes to the highestoverall scorer — or scorers, as in this instance.
Finally, the Clover 4-H Club received the perpetual 4-H Club Demonstration Trophy for the most overall points.
The competition, designed to provide 4-H youth experience in researching a subject, organizing their ideas in a logical order and then communicate them by showing and telling, drew 86 entrants. Available categories include Demonstration and Illustrated Talks, Science and Engineering Presentations, Educational Display Talks, Prepared Speeches, Impromptu Speeches, Interpretive Reading, “Share the 4-H Fun” Skits, Cultural Arts Presentations, Infographics, and Video Essay.
Each entrant received either a gold medal, a blue medal or a red/white certificate.
Gold medal winners included Sallie Swaner, Schager, Camille and Brayden Pierce, Jackson Kampmann, James Keeney,
Leonardo and Dante Villacana, Madileine Lefor, Nivia Guerrero and Rory Reed-Gilman of the Capay club; Blake Throm, Chloe Moore, Clayden Fleck, Colt Springstead, Jake Flowerdew, Calderon, Levi Bernstein, Liam Bitle, Makenna Berens, Megan Lohse and Rylan Gardner of the Clover club; Ry Stotlenberg, Addisyn Beams, Marco and Marisa Salinas, Maddee Baker, Jaqueline Carrillo, Taylin Groteguth and Ayden ChampagneMerdyk of the Lake club; Chevy Schroer of the Plaza club; Lea Deniz, Madison Jones, Mellanie Van Tol, Owen Schmies and Reese Zuppan of the Schaffert club; Danielle Marshall of the Stony Creek club; and Adrianna Hurlburt, Allie and Kamila Rodriguez, Ammy Maliqui, Danica Pool, Grace Hobbs, Paisley Martin and Reese Martin of the Willows club.
Blue medal winners included Mayela Barajas and Brody Everest, Capay club; Carly Johnson, Emmet Bernstein, Hayden Yzaguirre, Lexi Taylor, Myranda Botts, Ripley Springstead and Tucker Richardson, Clover club; Gage Canalia and Wallace Edson, Plaza club; Emma Rodgers and Alessandra Hernandez, Schaffert club; Emiko and Jacob Fairbanks, Stony Creek club; and Eddie and Alan Rodriguez, Faith Hamilton and Olivia Vasquez, Willows club.
Primary members (ages 5-8) do not receive evaluations but are encouraged to present. Summer Taylor of Plaza club did so and received a Primary award.
Any entrant who received a gold or blue medal earned the right to advance to the in-person Regional 4-H Presentation Days, in Antioch March 18 or in Jackson March 25. Entrants have the option to participate in online regionals, conducted each day by way of Zoom, April 8-22.