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February 16, 2011

4-H Honor Brunch recognizes leaders, teens

On Jan. 15, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County held a 4-H Honor Brunch to honor 4-H leaders and teens for the 2010 4-H year. About 100 4-H leaders, 4-H teens, and guests attended the brunch. All costs of the event were sponsored by the Delaware County 4-H Program through the use of the Carley Memorial Fund.

John Hannum and Emily Roach, 4-H program educators, and Jerry Merrill, 4-H program issue committee chairman and a Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Directors representative, recognized the leaders for their continued support of 4-H youth by presenting each leader with a certificate. 4-H teens were also given certificates and pins for their accomplishments throughout the year.

Six leaders were recognized for their first-year accomplishments. Eight leaders were recognized for two years of service, seven leaders for three years of service, and nine leaders were recognized for four years of service.

Additional years of recognition are as follows:

Five years: Ashley Barnes, Kristin Barron, Terry Hannum, Jayne Anne Harris, Janice Kehr, Jennifer Lobdell, Brinton Muller and Michael Stuligross.

Six years: Charles Engel, Wendy Engel, Robert Huyck, Beth McGuire, Nanci Miller and Deborah Muller.

Seven years: Curtis Kehr, Jill Lutz, Karin Vagts and Laura Wood.

Eight years: Joyce Curtin, Bill Sherman, Teresa Sherman, Bethany Shirkey and Jim Sickler.

Nine years: Corrine Bishop, Penny Bishop, Steve Bishop, Emilee Curtin and Bridget Davis.

11 years: Karena Cline and Betty Scott.

12 years: Jayne Barnes, Terri Holdridge and Kendra Wiggans.

13 years: Nancy Cucciarre-Stuligross and Michele Shirkey.

14 years: Lisa Huyck and Amy Kilmer.

15 years: Diane DeDominicis.

20 years: Greg Graupman, Barbara Hanselman and Wayne McClenon.

21 years: Timothy Hess, Nanette LaTourette and Scott McClenon.

25 years: Pam Graupman, Carol Hess and John McClenon.

28 years: Sandy McClenon.

29 years: Nancy Backus.

33 years: Nancy LaTourette.

34 years: Richard LaTourette.

42 years: Mary Lou Faigle.


The Trips & Awards Committee evaluated Member Record Books that were sent in by teen members. The following 4-H teens were awarded "County Champions." They received a pin and certificate for their outstanding work in each project or area of interest listed.

Megan Andersen, Hancock Area 4-H Club: Beef, Dog, Horse.

Justine Bishop, Country Bumpkins from Delhi: Fashion Revue, Public Speaking.

Tristen Bowker, Country Cousins from Hamden: Gardening and Horticulture.

Candice Caruso, Crafty Kids from Walton: Cavy, Rabbit

Christopher Cerosaletti, Rocking Cows from East Meredith; Electricity, Public Speaking.

Mikaelan Cucciarre-Stuligross, Crafty Kids from Walton: Clothing, Fashion Revue, Fitness Leadership, Gardening and Horticulture, Outdoor Education and Recreation, Plant Science, Public Speaking.

Andrea Davis, Del-Bros from Deposit: Gardening and Horticulture.

Matthew Gray, an independent member from New Kingston: Dairy, Food and Nutrition, Home Environment, Wood Science.

Nick Hannum, The Unnamed 4-H Club from South Kortright: Outdoor Education and Recreation.

Kati Hess, Borderliners from Deposit: Home Environment, Photography and Video.

Kimberly Kehr, Crafty Kids from Walton: Dog, Photography and Video.

Quinn Kelley, The Unnamed 4-H Club from Delhi: Poultry.

Brandi Kilmer, Country Cousins from Hamden: Food and Nutrition.

Justin Merrill, an independent member from Downsville: Agriculture, Dairy.

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