2012 marks the 110-year anniversary of 4-H nationwide. 4-H members ages 8-18 develop positive life skills through club and project work, events and activities, and through community service projects with the help of adult volunteers and community supporters. On October 13, the Montezuma County 4-H members held their annual Achievement Program that recognized members, adult volunteers, and area supporters for their contributions to the 4-H program. Individuals recognized at this annual event are as follows:
2012 4-H ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
CLUB COMMUNITY PRIDE CERTIFICATES
Alpaca 4-H Christmas Bazaar Demonstrated weaving; AG Adventures at the AG Expo demonstrated all steps of fiber use from shearing, cleaning, carding, to spinning, felting and weaving.
Battle Rock Adopt a family Thanksgiving meal; coat/food drive; nursing home visits; Rodeo clean-up; pop tab collections.
Barnyard Critters Angel tree and turkeys for Christmas at the Community Dinner; Thanksgiving turkeys for Community Dinner; Animal Shelter; pajamas for shelter, helped with Crites benefit, water and Gatorade for firefighters.
Bunnies & More Collected yogurt lids for breast cancer; collected and donated food for a needy family, Giving Tree gave gifts, made and gave Christmas cards to Valley Inn residents; donated animal food to the animal shelter; made and gave valentines to Valley Inn residents; helped with Dr. Seuss Day at Mancos School cakes, cupcakes and decorations; town Easter egg hunt donated prizes and hid eggs; made flowers and decorated cemetery; cleaned Boyle Park; donated money to fire department after fire; pickle and jalapeño eating contest at Montezuma County Fair; collected pop tabs all year long.
Kalvins Kids Made cookies for Pleasant View Fire Department blood drives; made Christmas decorations for homeless shelter; made and sent cards for servicemen; made cookies for Pleasant View Fire Department; goodie boxes taken to elderly residents of Pleasant View; helped Farmers Telephone serve and clean up after Pleasant View Community Picnic; placed flags on veterans graves for Memorial Day; donated items for silent auction at Montezuma County Fair; donated two baskets for livestock auction.
Round Up Adopted a family and provided a complete Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings; adopted a family for Christmas and provided and wrapped presents for every family member; collected canned food for the Good Samaritan Center; provided donations and helped bus tables at two fundraising dinners; made Easter cards to be distributed to residents at Vista Grande Nursing Home; hosted Southern Exposure Jackpot; hosted the Adult Swine Showmanship contest at the fair; hosted the mud volleyball tournament at the fair.
Rustlers Made Thanksgiving baskets; gifts for Angel tree; played games with nursing home residents; valentines for nursing home residents; helped at AG Expo; donated to Heart to Heart; helped at Cedar Grove Cemetery (May and June); made decorations at Treehouse daycare; helped at Montezuma County Fair.
South 4D Parked cars at the Home & Garden Show; helped run a booth for the Home & Garden Show; helped with a booth for fundraiser for Shooting Sports; burned goat horns as a service; sold concessions at the fair; sponsored a water balloon toss at the fair.
Wranglers TETWP; raised money to help women receive free mammograms; silent auction at fair to help Graf family.
Cloverbud Graduates: Kennadee Anderson, Brianna Comisky, Yesenia Garcia, Faith Gates, Victoria Glazner, Talon Johnson, Allie Kibel, Duncan Martin, Tearah Philpott, Nizhoni Sam.
Go Getter Club Certificates: Alpaca 4-H Club, Barnyard Critters 4-H Club, Battle Rock 4-H Club, Bunnies & More 4-H Club, Hoofbeats 4-H Club, Kalvins Kids 4-H Club, South 4D 4-H Club, Wranglers 4-H Club.
Most Progressive Club: Kalvins Kids; Geralding Penasa Horse Memorial: Jasper Breitenbach; Myra Dees Perserverance Memorial Award: Brenna Leonard, Clarissa Dukeminier; Animal Record Book Awards: Alpaca, Tessa Butler; Beef, Maniesha Buck; Dog, Nolan King; Goat, Sarah McDonald; Horse, Erin Ryan; Poultry, Stetson Scott; Rabbit, Matthew Kane; Sheep, Raena Conklin; Swine, Vincent Conklin; Multiple Species, Keandra Elliott.
Treasurers Book Award: Cassandra Lard; Secretarys Book Award: Abriana Conklin, Kalvins Kids; Club Window Display Award: 1st Place Barnyard Critters, 2nd Place Alpaca; Club Achievement plaque: Kalvins Kids; Family & Consumer Science & General Projects Award: KaeLynn Graf; Tommy Hager/Connie Horton Member Recognition: Barnyard Critters, Cody McKinney; Battle Rock, Lily Eddy; Bunnies & More, Jessalyn Bay-Voit; Kalvins Kids, Wiley Kirks; Round Up, Grace Higley; Rustlers, Justin Burton; South 4D, Brenn Jeter. Tommy Hager/Connie Horton Memorial Club Recognition: Kalvins Kids; 100 Percent Club Completion Certificates: Kalvins Kids, Bunnies & More, Rustlers, Barnyard Critters, Round Up, South 4D; 95 Percent Club Completion Certificate: Alpaca; 94 Percent Club Completion Certificate: Battle Rock; 77 Percent Club Completion: Wranglers; 70 Percent Club Completion: Hoofbeats
Junior Leader Pins
Barnyard Critters Logan Hindmarsh, Jesse Hager, Krystle Hager
Battle Rock James Hackett, Xavier Eddy, Savanah Wright, Lily Eddy, Madison Mahaffey, Emily Martin, Cassidy King
Bunnies & More Tamaria Zeutzius
Hoofbeats Erin Ryan, Olivia Winter
Kalvins Kids Elijah Winkles, Landan Wilson, Cheyenne Mortensen, Melissa McKinney, Raena Conklin, Ryan Daves, Wiley Kirks
Rustlers Emily Graf, KaeLynn Graf
Round Up Tyler Weir, Kyle Cox, Sarah Baker, Stetson Hamilton, Nichole Kibel
South 4D Brenn Jeter, Kendall Colcord
Wranglers TaeLynn Comisky, Taylor Comisky, Reilly Birch, Chance Comisky, Logan Birch, Andrea Wark, Brien Wark, Kaitlin Whited, Leigha Comisky, Cassie Finley, Rylee Finley, Whitney Finley, Chantell Ford, Kody Gregory, Dylan Long, Jordan Comisky
First Year Leader Pins Barbara Headley, Bill Gilbert, Carrie Comisky, Eddie Comisky, Heather Nielson, Karen Sobetzer, Marla Sitton, Michelle Morris, Susan Noble, Tania Isaman, Tanya Brown, Thomas Comisky, Travis Imel
Five Year Leader Pin Rusty Hamilton
Ten Year Leader Pin Roger Borgen
First Year Member Pins Aaron Hackett, Aaron McClain, Alden Adams, Ashley Hurst, Audrey McManus, Aurora McClure, Baylee Littlefield, Baylee Rollins, Benjamin Lewis, Brianna VanRope, Broc Imel, Bryan Lewis, Cael Schmittel, Chace Philpott, Clarissa Dukeminier, Colten Gallegos, Colton Gray, Colton Mikkelson, Cooper McClain, Dallin Lanier, David Schmittel, Duncan Martin, Elijah Winkles, Elise Butler, Grace Higley, Gray Stecher, Jake Oliver, Jasper Breitenbach, Jolie Brisbin, Kelsi Rollins, Kennadee Anderson, Lacy Zornacki, Macaela Martinez, McKenzie Lukas, Nanabah Sam, Nizhoni Sam, Olivia Winter, Rayanne McClure, Renae Zwicker, Riley Brown, Rylan Isaman, Sheldon Whitmer, Tayonna Gallegos, Tearah Philpott, Teslin Stecher, Tessa Butler, Travis Brown, Tyson Mikkelson, Yesenia Garcia, Zane Willburn.
Five Year Member Pins Cassidy King, Cassie Finley, Dalton Janz, Dylan Long, Emma Reim, Hayden Kocourek, Hunter Kocourek, Jennifer Sturman, Jessalyn Bay-Voit, Kaeleen Boggs, Kate Treinen, Kayla Hageman, Lily Eddy, Lyle Littlefield, Mathew Kane, Raegan Littlefield, Rylee Lindsley, Tel Hamilton, Tyler Hageman, Woodrow Gray
Eight Year Member Pins Ahanabah Finley, Arvola Gray, Ashley Lingo, Brandi Borgen, Brenna Leonard, Chance Lambert, Kearra Boggs, Kyle Cox, Melissa McKinney, Sammi Fish, Ty Koppenhafer, Tyler Weir, Emily Graf
Nine Year Member Pins Cassandra Lard, Logan Hindmarsh, Nolan King, Tamaria Zeutzius, Nickelle Oliver, Ryan Daves
Ten Year Member Pins Cassandra Lard, Logan Hindmarsh, Nolan King, Tamaria Zeutzius, Nickelle Oliver, Ryan Daves
Eleven Year Member Pins Jaycee Gallaher, Jesse Hager, John Dees, Cheyenne Mortensen, Raena Conklin, Rachel Dees
Friends of 4-H Darrell Dennison, Janey Schurr, Cheryl Young
Outstanding Leaders Kathy Graf, Susan Noble
Outstanding Junior Members Cassidy King, Tel Hamilton
Outstanding Senior Members Tyler Weir, Sarah Baker
Montezuma County Fair Table Display 1st Place, Round Up 4-H Club; 2nd Place, Barnyard Critters 4-H Club; 3rd Place, Alpaca 4-H Club
Concessions Team Award Alpaca 4-H Club