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Indiana County Represented at State 4-H Achievement Days

Posted: September 12, 2016

Eleven Indiana County 4-H members recently attended State 4-H Achievement Days at Penn State. This event brought together over 600 4-H members from across the state to compete in judging, communications, and skillathon contests. The county delegation returned home with two place individuals.
The full-time Indiana County delegation is pictured here with their chaperones.  Full-time participants included Teresa Shields, Molly Zona, April Flowers, Katelyn Kennedy, Morgan Knox, Emmi Bracken, Kelsey Kennedy and Abigail Bruner.

The full-time Indiana County delegation is pictured here with their chaperones. Full-time participants included Teresa Shields, Molly Zona, April Flowers, Katelyn Kennedy, Morgan Knox, Emmi Bracken, Kelsey Kennedy and Abigail Bruner.

In communication contests, Abigail Bruner represented the county with a home and family management presentation and won a first place award. April Flowers competed in animal science presentations and won second place. Morgan Knox participated in public speaking.

Emmi Bracken brought home a third place individual award in junior horse judging.

In shooting sports, a team comprised of Cody Young, Jacob Cekovsky and Reece Peffer from Northern Shooting Sports placed sixth in senior shotgun. William Farmery was the team coach.

Teresa Shields and Molly Zona represented the county in non-competitive questing. Katelyn Kennedy and Kelsey Kennedy modeled outfits they designed and created in the state fashion revue.

The county also had placings in the small animal essay contest that is associated with this event, with Morgan Knox earning first place and Kirsten Parys placing third in their age divisions. Kirsten Parys also had an entry in the photo contest.

Chaperones for the event were 4-H leaders Connie Bruner and Todd Fulton and Extension Summer Assistant Jesse Isenberg. Camp William Penn supported this event with a contribution to defray participant cost.

This state event also featured “Amp It Up!”, a 4-H service project which involved making fleece blankets for shelters and veteran homes, Heart Hugs pillows for cardiac open heart patients, Shoebox Recycling, assembling VetPacs for homeless vets, and assembling "Back-To-School" backpacks for distribution to children of deployed service men and women. Indiana County shared some of those items with the Indiana County Community Action Program.