Spirit of 4-H Award
Posted: August 29, 2014
PA State Representative Tim Hennessey; Joey DiNapoli, Honorable Mention;Spirit of 4-H Award Winner Joshua Beckman;Olivia Mitchell, Honorable Mention;Barb Fuller, President 4-H Advisory Committee;PA State Representative John Lawrence
The Spirit of the 4-H Award was started in 1998 by the Saddle Up 4-H Horse and Pony Club. The award went to a member of the club that demonstrated the most spirit, enthusiasm, and willingness to do anything for 4-H or the community. It was an honor for 4-H members to be awarded the Spirit of 4-H Award. In 2007 Saddle Up 4-H Horse and Pony Club, with 4-H Advisory Committee support, made The Spirit of 4-H Award a county-wide award to be given annually to one Chester County 4-H member at the Chester County 4-H Fair.
4-H volunteer leaders nominate one member from each club that demonstrates the qualities set forth by the committee. Once nominated, the members are asked to complete and return an application to be reviewed by the 4-H Advisory Committee who select the Chester County 4-H member that is most deserving of the award.
In 2014, we are honoring one 4-H member as the winner of the Spirit of 4-H Award and three additional 4-H members with a Certificate of Achievement for leadership.
Honorable Mention Certificates are awarded to:
- Joseph DiNapoli (of Oxford) – Member of the Oxford Junior Master Gardener Club
- Olivia Mitchell (of Coatesville) – Member of Lead Changers 4-H Horse Club
- Emily Rader (of Honey Brook) – Member of the Clever Clover’s 4-H Community Club
Our winner of the 2014 Chester County Spirit of 4-H Award is Joshua Beckman of Coatesville. Joshua is a leader of the CHROME 4-H Robotics Club. He has been a teen leader helping at Robotics and Junior Engineering Day camps. He also actively takes part in the leadership team that supports the 4-H Robotics Clubs in Chester County.
Joshua is receiving a plaque in recognition for being selected as the winner of the Spirit of 4-H Award, as well as having his name on a plaque displayed at the 4-H Center.