The annual Hettinger County 4H Round-up awards banquet recently recognized members at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New England.
Among the awards handed out was the ‘Friend of 4H’ to Margie Herner. She received the award because she has been a strong supporter of the 4H program for many years, according to officials.
In addition, the 4H honored people for their years of service: Nadra Auch (six years), Kristina Ehlis (10 years), James Johnson (four years), Darwyn Mayer (11 years), Rachael Mayer (eight years), Jan Ottmar (29 years), Christa and Scott Schmidt (four years), Mary Pat Schwartz (six years), Steve Sloan (five years), Anne Wolf (10 years), Justin Augare (three years), and Sheila Steiner (seven years).
The 4-H’ers each received recognition for projects completed and displayed at Hettinger County Fair and for participation and or placement in district and state events. Each member also received yearly membership tokens and new members were awarded a new member plaque.
There are special awards that are given to 4H members that go above and beyond in their 4H career.
I Dare You Award:
Given only once in a 4H member’s career. Given to members who demonstrated personal integrity, lead well rounded lives and are willing to assume responsibility. 2018 recipient is Teddy Mayer.
The ND 4-H Key Club award is awarded only once in a 4-H member’s career. One award is given per year. It is given to a 4-H’er that has demonstrated leadership skills and outstanding work in their club,community, school, church, etc. The award winner for 2018 is Teddy Mayer.
Is an award which a 4-H member may apply for and win multiple times during their 4-H career. It is based on accomplishments, as well as quality and quantity of efforts. These 4-Her’s have demonstrated persistence in their project endeavors. Mary Jane Mayer receives this award from the efforts she has put forth is this project year.
A special drawing was held to give a member a Scholarship to 4H Camp for 2019. The winner was Kelby Herberholz.
The County has two 4-H Clubs, one being the Flickertails Club, home-based in Mott, ND and the Prairie Clovers Club, home-based in New England.
It was another great year for the Hettinger County 4H program. Total enrollment was at 83 for the year, there were approximately 42 4-H’ers and parents, in attendance.
The 4-H program started a new enrollment year Sept. 1, according to the Hettinger County agent Duaine Marxen.
According to Marxen,
the program is open to families in Hettinger County, with children
ages 5-18 on or before Sept. 1, 2018, are interested in becoming
members of the Hettinger County 4-H program, contact the Hettinger
County Extension office at 701-
-2095 for more information.