2012 4-H Recognition Banquet
Posted: November 5, 2012
The dinner, a joint activity of the Somerset County 4-H Council and the Somerset County 4-H Development Fund, Inc., is designed to recognize the Somerset County 4-H sponsors and the county winners in the 4-H awards program, as well as honor local 4-H adult and junior leaders for their volunteer efforts in the 2011-2012 4-H club year.
Scott Rhoads, Somerset County 4-H Development Fund, Inc. President, served as master of ceremonies. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Carol Schurman, 4-H Extension Educator in Indiana County; she provided a program on the history and trivia of the past 100 years of Pennsylvania 4-H.
During the evening, $8000 in scholarships and awards were presented to members of the Somerset County 4-H program.
-- Garrett Baird, son of Anna and Edward Baird of Somerset, received scholarships from Somerset Trust Company and the Lucas Popernack Memorial Scholarship funded by Severstal/PBS Coals, Inc.
-- Chelsee Beal, daughter of Audra and Larry Beal of Rockwood, received the Walter Mahler Memorial Scholarship and a scholarship from the Riggs Family Foundation.
--Laura Dice, daughter of Cathy and John Dice of Somerset, received scholarships from Barbera, Clapper, Beener, Rullo & Melvin and the Dairy Basket.
--Elle Enos, daughter of Aimee and James Enos of Rockwood, received scholarships from the Lucas Popernack Memorial and J & J Svonavec Excavating, Inc.
--Sarah Grube, daughter of Kathy and Dennis Grube of Meyersdale, received scholarships from the Goddard Family Memorial, Karen Marteeny Memorial, Leroy Glessner Memorial, and PNC Bank.
--Caitlyn Hamelinck, daughter of Cindy Wise and Tom Hamelinck of Somerset, received a scholarship from B.J. Maurer Motor Co.
-- Echo Kincaid, daughter of Tammy and Larry Kincaid of Rockwood, received the Frank J. Reynolds Beef Scholarship and the Somerset County Beef Producers.
-- Evan Luster, son of Jill and Paul Luster of Rockwood, received the AgChoice Farm Credit ACA Scholarship.
--Bryer Schrock, son of Michelle and Ron Schrock of Berlin, received the Betsey Will Memorial Scholarship and Riggs Family Foundation Scholarship
--Amanda Schlosnagle, daughter of Beckey and Don Schlosnagle of Somerset, received a scholarship from Somerset Planning & Engineering
--Valerie Svonavec, daughter of Donna and Vince Svonavec of Rockwood, received a Frank J. Reynolds Beef Scholarship and a scholarship from Barbera, Clapper, Beener, Rullo & Melvin.
Organizations and individuals wishing to sponsor 4-H educational scholarships or contribute to the County 4-H Endowment Fund, are encouraged to contact the Somerset County 4-H Development Fund at the Somerset County Extension Office, 6024 Glades Pike, Suite 101, Somerset PA 15501 or call 445-8911 Ext 7.
The AgChoice Farm Credit ACA Outstanding 4-H’er Awards were presented to Garrett Baird of the Country Clovers 4-H Club and Echo Kincaid of A Cut Above 4-H Club. Aubrey Moon of the Country Clovers 4-H Club received the Intermediate Outstanding 4-H Member Award presented by Barbera, Clapper, Beener, Rullo, & Melvin.
The 4-H Achievement Ladder Awards were also presented. These awards are designed to encourage 4-H members to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable them to acquire the seven leadership skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring, and contributing citizens.
Members receiving Level one –green clover award: Brock Bowers, William Bowers, Hannah Brehm, Aubrey Cook, Hunter Cornell, Kattie Fleegle, David Griffith, Jackson Hay, Allyson Hoffman, Bradley Hoffman, Abby Hollsopple, Haley Johnson, Colby Kovach, Gabriel Kretchman, Elyse Latshaw, Reagan Lynch, Emma Martz, Isaac Metz, Kaylee Richard, Lindsey Robertson, Riley Whitfield.
Receiving Level two -white clover award: Matthew Barron, Nathan Barron, Jenna Dagostino, Emilie Deffenbaugh, Emilee Griffith, Myranda Griffith, Alex Hay, Sydney Holsopple, Adam King, Kaitlyn Lensbouer, Stephen Summits, Jillian Svonavec, Annie Tomb, Skyler Wood, Daniel Yoder.
Receiving Level three -bronze clover award: Derek Barron, Anna Enos, Katerina Flick, Morgan Johnson, Katie Kretchman, Cody Lynch, James Lytle, Abigail Martz, Amanda Moyer, Elizabeth Reese, Jonathan Reese, Chrissy Schachte, Theresa Schachte.
Receiving Level four -silver clover award: Miranda Black, Megan Brown, Autumn Fogle, Annie Latshaw, Haylee Rohrer, Austin Speigle, Rebecca Yoder.
Receiving Level five - gold clover award: William Kincaid, Seth Landis, Aubrey Moon, Janna Shober, Kylie Shober.
The highest level 6 is the award of the diamond clover. In addition to meeting other requirements, 4-H’ers must plan and conduct a major service learning project. This level requires two years to complete. This year we had two recipients of the Diamond Clover: Echo Kincaid and Bryer Schrock. Echo’s community service project involved mentoring youth at the Children’s Aid Home. Bryer Schrock’s project involved donating a market goat that he bred to a first-year 4-H member.
Special recognition “Award of the Clover Leaders” was given to the following leaders for their years of 4-H leadership work.