4-Hers honored for achievements
4-H members, leaders and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H Achievement Night on Nov. 14at Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County.
ORISKANY, N.Y. >> 4-H members, leaders and volunteers were recognized for their accomplishments and service at the annual 4-H Achievement Night on Nov. 14 at Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County.
In attendance to receive awards were:
CloverbudMembers (ages 5-8) were presented with The Thumbs Up Award in recognition of their participation at the Boonville Fair.
Martin Luther, Melanie Beers, Blaise Larry, Reese Finn, Andrew Kilgore, Caleb Beers, Tommy vanLieshout, Bobby vanLieshout, Eden Czajka, Dixie Wilson, and Alexander Slone.
Earning special recognition for exemplary performance at the New York State Fair were:
Robin Litts earned special recognition for an exemplary performance at the NewYork State Fair for her Purple Rosette presentation on hippology.
Project certificates were awarded to those youths who have completed a minimum of six hours in a project area.
Alyssa Buck- Arts & Crafts
Jacob Buck- Horse Communications Aaron- Finn Dairy Trace- Finn Dairy Youths who submitted an essay on what they have learned and accomplished over the past year were eligible for a Personal Growth Certificate — Lanelle Vile and Selby Young.
Project medals were given to those youths who have not only done outstanding work in the specific project area but have gone the extra step to share that project with others by doing a Creative Communication and a face to face interview with volunteers. Alyssa Buck- Horse Jacob Buck- Horse Stephanie GrocholoskiHorse
Peter Grocholoski- Woodworking Pazia Grocholoski- Horse Lanelle Vile- Horse, Community Service and Public Speaking
Selby Young- Horse, Community Service and Public Speaking
Robin Litts- Horse, Arts and Crafts, Public Speaking, Performance Arts, Food and STEM.
The Outstanding Creative Science Award was presented to Robin Litts. In addition to winning a Polaroid Camera donated by Joanne Fabrics, she will represent Oneida County 4-H at the State Teen Action Representative Retreat (STARR), a three-day, funfilled event, held at the NY State Fairgrounds. While there, 4-H teens participate in a variety of workshops and activities meant to challenge, excite and further develop life skills.
4-H Member Lanelle Vile nominated and presented Dr. Brenda Brockway, DVM, with the My Favorite Leader Award.
Lisa Farney, 4-H Youth Development Educator, presented Lanelle Vilewith The 4-H Helping Hand Award. The behind the scenes work Lanelle provided made 4-H events such as the Tack Sale, Boonville and State Fairs run smoothly.
In 2018 4-H gave back more than 1680 hours to the Community. In total, 125 youths participated in volunteer opportunities. In attendance to receive individual and club awards and Stewart’s Ice CreamCertificates were:
4-H Foothills Saddle Club from Boonville with 138 hours. Annabelle Slone, Alexander Slone, Caitlyn Kelly, Eden Czajka, Dixie Wilson, Ian Kelly, Eden Czajka, Dixie Wilson, Alexander Slone.
Barbwire 4-H Club from Holland Patent with 101 hours. Rylee Cingranelli, Aaron Finn, Peter Grocholski III, Pazia Grocholski, Stephanie Grocholski, Reese Finn, Trace Finn, Reese Finn
Chowhounds from Clark Mills with 65 hours. Elijah Beers, Melanie Beers, Caleb Beers
Country Cohorts from Durhamville with 154 hours. Bobby vanLieshout, Luke vanLieshout, Thomas vanLieshout, Bella vanLieshout, Layla vanLieshout.
Hunter Hack Farms from Boonville with 188 hours. Brianna Yetman, Joseph Hill
Mystery Riders from Port Leyden with 94 hours. Lanelle Vile, Martin Luther, Selby Young, Taylor Dailey
Rural Rascals from Deansboro with 52 hours. Ruth Dibble, Uriah Dibble, P. Ella Larry, Blaise Larry, Charles Larry. Independent Members: Hannah Whitney, Levi Whitney from Camden.
Alyssa Buck, Jacob Buck from Rome.
Andrew Kilgore, Joseph Kilgore from Taberg.
Brooke Schweinsberg from Old Forge.
Jacob Burns, Jenna Burns, Justin Burns from Vernon Center.
Robin Litts from Lee Center.
Project certificates awarded to, from left, Selby Young, Lanelle Vile, Trace Finn, Alyssa Buck, Jacob Buck, and Aaron Finn.
Lanelle Vile nominated Dr. Brenda Brockway, DVM, as My Favorite Leader.
Outstanding Creative Science winner Robin Litts.