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Morton County 4-H members and leaders recognized

(left) The Morton County 4-H Key Club winners. (right) Barry and Michelle Schulz.


On Oct. 12, Morton County 4-H Clubs celebrated the end of their year with the annual Recognition Night program. A full house of families, leaders and sponsors were in attendance. This event highlighted National 4-H Week, which was held Oct. 7 to 13.

Recognized individuals for the 2011-2012 4-H year include:

Friend of 4-H – Missouri Valley Petroleum. 4-H Alumni – Barry and Michelle Schulz. Club of Excellence  – Eagles Wings 4-H Club. Key Club Award  – Mariah Higgins, Tyrza Hoines, Jenna Schaff. Eugene Keller Memorial – Krysten Doll, Champion Simmental Heifer. Ed Buckley Memorial – Cody Tokach, Champion Market Lamb. Jr. Overall Horsemanship  – Caydee Strecker. Sr. Overall Horsemanship  – Bailie VandenBurg. Forrest Schmidt Memorial – Ivy Klusmann, Champion Dairy. Forrest Schmidt Memorial – Taylor Friesz, Champion Ewe. Willard Griffin Memorial – Sarah Jochim, Jr. Livestock Judging, High Individual. Willard Griffin Memorial – Renae Tokach, Sr. Livestock Judging, High Individual. Baking Award – Marissa Koppy. Champion Beef Female – Thomas Friesz. Sr. Champion Beef Showman – Taylor Heins. Dorothy Stewart Memorial – Florence Mayer. Science, Engineering & Technology – Jade Ellingson. Expressive Arts Award – Sierra Ellingson. Horticulture Award – Florence Mayer. Leathercraft Award – Secora Schmidt. Photography Award – Callee Jo Schmidt. Viola Tokach Memorial – Tyrza Hoines. Preteen Fashion Revue Decorate Your Duds – Ellie Bierman, Lauryn Hinckley, Allison Smith. Preteen Project Expo – Brandon Hoines, Elijah Mayer, Florence Mayer.

Awards of Excellence

Ellie Bierman – Home Environment, Decorate Your Duds. Margaret Bjelanovic – Vet Science. Haley Boeder – Horticulture. Sarah Dorrheim – Drawing and Painting. Jacob Ellingson – Service Learning. Jade Ellingson – Shooting Sports. Sierra Ellingson – Beef, Flower Arranging, Photography, Sheep. Stetson Ellingson – Beef, Crops, Sheep. Kadon Freeman – Photography. Kathryn Goettle – Baking. Emily Henderson – Painting. Olivia Henderson – Poultry. Mariah Higgins – Horticulture. Lauryn Hinckley – Child Development, Decorate Your Duds, Leadership. Tyrza Hoines – Food and Nutrition. Marissa Koppy – Baking. Andrew Link – Ceramics. Elijah Mayer – Aerospace, Ceramics, Creative Arts, Shooting Sports, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. Florence Mayer – Banners, Baking, Bicycle, Citizenship, Ceramics, Decorate Your Duds, Do Your Own Thing, Drawing and Painting, Educational, Embroidery, Flower Arranging, Food Preservation, Food and Nutrition, Horticulture, Horse, Leadership, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Photography, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. Hannah Nehl – Baking. Hannah Peterson – Woodworking. Jenna Schaff – Sheep. Justine Schaff – Horse. Katelyn Schirado – Crochet. Mikayla Schirado – Horticulture. Allison Smith – Ceramics, Home Environment, Health, Cats, Dogs, Horticulture, Glue Solution. Matt Smith – Welding, Health. Codi Simonson – Design Decisions, Drawing and Painting. Kaylin Tomac – Creative Arts. Katie Weiand – Latch Hook, Decorate Your Duds.

(left) Caydee Strecker and Gail Lengenfelder. (right) Dick Tokach and Tyrza Hoines.