Clallam 4-H honors its achievers

Clallam County 4-H held its annual achievement day, Sunday, Nov. 4, to honor all the 4-H members and leaders for completing the 2011-2012 year.


Masters of ceremonies were Bailee Palmer of Neon Riders 4-H Club and Brady Anderson of Pure Country 4-H Club.


Members are divided into age groups. Kindergarten to second grade are primary, third grade through fifth are juniors, sixth through eighth grade are intermediates, and ninth through 12th are seniors.


Officers for the 4-H Leaders’ Council are Judy Richmond, president; LaDona Wilson, vice president; Gayle Taylor, treasurer; and Manon Heistand, secretary.


Awards presented were as follows:
Judi Arnold Community Service Club award — Pony Express 4-H Club; Junior Leader of the year — Amy Tucker of 4-H Rascals; Teen Leader of the year — Marissa Wilson of Silver Spurs 4-H Club; F.D. Yeager Award — Tenille Tosland of Rascals 4-H Club; Elm Trophy Home Economics — Bayleigh Carpenter; Livestock Achievement — Amy Tucker; Horse Achievement trophy — Marissa Wilson; Pat Boyes Outstanding Demonstration — Bayleigh Carpenter; Scholarships — Marissa Wilson, Silver Spurs; Amber Robb, Sidekicks; Suzanne Heistand, Pony Express.

County medals for achievement

County medals of achievement for different projects were awarded:
Achievement — Amber Robb, Sidekicks 4-H Club; Marissa Wilson, Silver Spurs; Rifle — Kevin Craft; Archery — Kyle Tupper; Goat — Tenille Tosland, Jaymie McIntyre; Sheep — Emma Shogren; Swine — Madison Murphy, Austin Wagner; Poultry — Keri Tucker; Rabbit — Amber Robb; Cavy — Tenille Tosland; Small Animal Self Determined — Sydney Henderson; Dairy — Brady Anderson; Beef — Hayden Williams, Bayleigh Carpenter, Torrie McIntyre, Alison Powell; Dog — Alexa Asselin, Daniel Fink; Cat — Lacey Baker; Horse — Holly Cozollino, Suzanne Heistand, Cassidy Hodgin, Emily VanAusdle, Amanda Campbell; eadership — Daniel Fink of Dogs, Inc.; Marissa Wilson of Silver Spurs; Tenille Tosland of 4-H Rascals; Foods — Jena Chamberlin; Clothing — Erin Henninger; Fine Arts — Kate Crippen; Photography — Kari Larson; Creative Arts — Jena Chamberlin; Adventures in Family Living — Dustin Tupper, Victoria Lelle; Entrepreneurship — Kate Crippen.

Record book awards
Awards were given for best record book (score of 96 or better):
 Home Economics — Junior, Keri Tucker; Senior, Michael Breitbach;  Arts & Science Intermediate — Junior, Dakota Manley; Senior, Tenille Tosland;  Horse Junior — Natalie Blankenship;  Horse Intermediate — Haylie Newton;  Horse Senior — Marissa Wilson; Small Animal Junior — Chelsey Simons;  Small Animal Intermediate — Bailee Kratzer;  Small Animal Senior — Emily Dybedal;  Large Animal Junior — Aaron Bennett;  Large Animal Intermediate — Amy Tucker;  Large Animal Senior — Karlee Hansen

Volunteer leaders recognized
These are the leaders with more than 20 years of service to 4-H in Clallam County: Theresa Whitney, 42 years; Nancy Johnson, 40 years; Judy Richmond, 35 years; Manon Heistand, 34 years; Colleen Konopaski, 28 years; Gayle Taylor, 27 years; Nicole Murray, 27 years; Cyndie Stumbaugh, 26 years; Katrina Robb, 25 years; Tamara Baker, 24 years; Julie Mowbray, 24 years; Sharon Zellar, 22 years.

4-H is a nonprofit organization run mostly by volunteers. These awards are made possible by donations to 4-H. Its major fundraiser is the Annual Kiss the Pig Contest. The winner this year was veterinarian Melissa Smith of Country Care in Carlsborg.


The members and leaders are busy with the new 4-H year. If you are interested in joining 4-H, contact the 4-H office at 417-2398 or Judy Richmond at 683-4837.

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