4-H'ers honored for achievements

Outstanding 4-H Graduates: Front Row (L toR): Amanda Brown, Cassey Davisson and Vanessa Scott. Back Row (L to R): Alyssa Knudsen from Boone County Chamber of Commerce, and Bill Zinnel from Boone Bank and Trust Co. Not Pictured: Hannah Sackett. -Photo provided

Over one hundred 4-H members and adult volunteers were honored for their achievements at the Boone County 4-H Awards Day held Sunday, November 12th at the Community Building on the Boone County Fairgrounds.  Awards were presented to recognize youth for growth and achievement in project areas, for outstanding overall 4-H participation, and for communication, citizenship and leadership activities.  Members of the Boone County 4-H Youth Committee reviewed record books and award nominations, selected 4-H members to receive awards and conducted the awards presentation. 

Four Outstanding Graduate 4-H members were introduced by donors of the awards, Bill Zinnel, representing Boone Bank and Trust Co., Amy Landas, representing US Bank of Boone, and Alyssa Knudsen, representing the Ag Committee of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.  The six graduated 4-H members honored for their achievements were:  Amanda Brown from Boone, Cassey Davisson from Boxholm, Hannah Sackett from Woodward and Vanessa Scott from Pilot Mound.  

Eight Outstanding Freshmen 4-H Members were honored by the family of Arnold and Marie Harris.  Recipients included: Carter Baumgardner, Summer Crocheck, Brennan Lynch from Boone, Ally Baumhover from Woodward, Abby Bryan from Ogden, Jack Grell from Granger, Lily Hammer from Beaver and Viatris Scott from Pilot Mound.  

The Lions Club of Boone and Boone Rotary Club sponsored eight Outstanding Sixer 4-H members.  They included: Erin Barnes, Hannah Chesnut, Jacie Flockhart from Boone, Celia Cerfogli from Madrid, Eliza Loecke from Ames, Logan Ozmun, Hunter Wisecup and Brady Zalesak from Ogden.   

A scholarship was awarded to Karolyn Peterson of Ogden in memory of Joyce Safly and Julienne Blomgren, former Boone County 4-H alumni, leaders, and dedicated volunteers. Karolyn is currently studying Liberal Arts at Des Moines Area Community College.  

Read more in the Nov. 29 issue of The Ogden Reporter.