Somerset County Participates in PA 4-H Achievement Days
Posted: September 5, 2012
Each of 30 Somerset County 4-H’ers participated in one of the 23 events offered at the 4-H State Achievement Days. The events range from Public Speaking and Physical Fitness to Livestock Judging and Shooting Sports. The participants also worked on several service learning projects geared towards helping the local non-profit agencies as well as supporting our military personnel.
Somerset County 4-H’ers: their event, placing (if in top ten), and merit ribbon color follow: Archery – junior – 1st place team, Annie Latshaw, 2nd place individual, blue; Archery – senior – Kirsten Ohler, 1st place individual, blue; Brianna Hoyman, 8th place individual, blue; Recurve Archery – senior – David Eger, 1st place boy individual, blue; Sarah Grube – senior – 1st place girl individual; Hippology – senior- 6th place team, Sara Berkebile, white, Heather Berkebile, white, Billy Schachte, white, and Theresa Schachte, white; Horse Judging – junior – Anni Shaffer, 3rd place individual, blue; Becky Naugle, white; Livestock Judging – junior –2nd place team, Haylee Rohrer, 1st place individual, blue; Aubrey Moon, red and Jillian Svonavec, white; Photography, Joy Brahney, 1st place individual, blue; Anna Enos, 2nd place individual, blue; Elle Enos, Honorable Mention, red; Poster Contest – junior – Lauren Shaulis, honorable mention, red; Poster – senior – Autumn Fogle, honorable mention, red; Kylie Shober, honorable mention, red; Presentation Contest – William Kincaid and Seth Landis (team), blue; Brieanna Kabina, white; Public Speaking – Megan Brown, 4th place individual, blue; Echo Kincaid, 5th place individual, blue; Jennifer Martin, 10th place individual, red; Riflery – senior – 2nd place team, Sarah Sroka, 3rd place individual, blue; Hannah Rohrer, 4th place individual, blue; Albert Knoblach, 5th place individual, blue; Shotgun – junior – 9th place team – Richard Good, Jr., white; Brock Leazier, white; Caleb Maurer, white; Lucas Maurer, white; Shotgun – senior – John Pessolano, red; Small Animal Essay, Lauren Shaulis, white; Fashion Revue, Amy Hammer; Tractor Driving, Skid Steer, Tate Bell, 3rd place individual, red.
In addition, the Somerset County 4-H Council was named 1st place County Council in the state.
Chaperones for the group were Daniel Zwick, 4-H leader, Jena Shaffer and Joanne Stoltzfus of Penn State Extension in Somerset County. The Somerset County 4-H Development Fund, Inc. and Wheeler Family Charitable Foundation provided the travel and registration funds for the Somerset County 4-H members and leaders involved in the State 4-H Achievement Days.
Those interested in finding out more about 4-H and state achievement days can visit the state 4-H website at www.extension.psu.edu/4-h.