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Meeker County 4-H Awards Celebration

"And the Award goes to ...!" The annual Meeker County 4-H Awards Celebration was held Sunday, Oct. 10, at the First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The Awards Celebration began at 2 p.m. with Federation officers and Council members honoring Meeker County 4-H'ers for their accomplishments during the past year. At awards, we installed our new Federation officers, recognized our volunteers, donors, champions, and other award winners. Following the program, 4-H'ers Nicole Knickerbocker and Miranda Michaletz served ice cream sundaes. Thank you to all volunteers and 4-H'ers who came early to help set up and stayed afterwards to clean up. I was once again overwhelmed at your helpfulness. Also, thank you to all donors. Our program would not be as successful without you.

Awards were as follows:

Outgoing 2009-2010 4-H Federation Officers:

President Ð Max Johnson, Acton Buzzers

Vice President Ð Tyler Warren, Forest City Livewires

Secretary Ð Miranda Michaletz, Litchfield Satellites

Reporter Ð Skyler Bouley, Danielson Hustlers

Youth Treasurer Ð Nicole Knickerbocker, North Star Busy Bees

Adult Treasurer Ð Pat Hansen (Adult Volunteer)

Incoming 2010-2011 4-H Federation Officers:

President Ð Nicole Knickerbocker, Forest City Livewires

Vice President Ð Miranda Michaletz, Litchfield Satellites

Secretary Ð Elijah Michaletz, Litchfield Satellites

Youth Treasurer Ð Nicole Krumrie, Danielson Hustlers

Reporter Ð Katie Peterson, Danielson Hustlers

Adult Treasurer Ð Pat Hansen (Adult Volunteer)

Outstanding Club Officers:

Reporter: Marty Peterson, Danielson Hustlers

Secretary: Ann Gathje, Valley Victors

Treasurer: Jon Frenchick, Koronis Eager Beavers

Honorable Mention Club Officers:

Reporter: Jane Hulterstrum, Litchfield Satellites

Secretary: Matt Frenchick, Koronis Eager Beavers

Treasurer: Shelby Schiefelbein, Kimball Kruisers

4-H Club Enrollment Winners: Dassel Lamplighters

Best Club Scrapbook: Danielson Hustlers

Honorable Mention: Litchfield Satellites

Best Set of Records:

Junior Award Winner: Abbey Schiefelbein, Kimball Kruisers

Senior Award Winners: Shelby Schiefelbein, Kimball Kruisers

Katie Peterson, Danielson Hustlers

Jade Kutzke, Danielson Hustlers

Honorable Mention: Kayla Kutzke, Danielson Hustlers

4-H Key Award: Jade Kutzke, Danielson Hustlers

4-H Week Window Displays Participation Awards: Acton Buzzers, Danielson Hustlers, Dassel Lamplighters, Forest City Livewires, Kimball Kruisers, Litchfield Satellites, Valley Victors

Purple Ribbon Club Achievement Awards: Danielson Hustlers, Kimball Kruisers, Litchfield Satellites

Blue Ribbon Club Achievement Awards:

Dassel Lamplighters, Koronis Eager Beaver, Valley Victors

Friend of 4-H: Jim Salfer

Graduation Awards:

5 Years: Luke Schiefelbein, KK

10 Years: Sarah Brock, LS; Katlyn Kiehn, LS

11 Years: Ryan Ackman, Ind.; Ellen Becker, VV; Patrick Heuer, FCL; Micah Larson, DH; Bethany Nelson, DH; Auriona Peck, EL; Isaac Salfer, DL

14 Years: Rebecca Hansen, NSBB; Melanie Soderlund, DL

Meeker County 4-H Federation Scholarship Winners:

Bethany Nelson, studying Secondary Science Education at

St. Cloud State University

Auriona Peck, studying Biomedical Science/Psychology at

St. Cloud State University

Isaac Salfer, studying Animal Science at the University of Minnesota Ð Twin Cities

Outstanding 4-H Member Awards:

Chester and Muriel Larson Young Achiever Award Ð Daniel Williamson, Danielson Hustlers

Ambassador Ð Miranda Michaletz, Litchfield Satellites

Animal Science Ð Jade Kutzke, Danielson Hustlers

Personal Growth Ð Alison Radunz, Litchfield Satellites

Expressive Arts Ð Shelby Schiefelbein, Kimball Kruisers

Family & Consumer Science Ð Ellen Hulterstrum, Litchfield Satellites

Congratulations to all award winners! Thank you to all award sponsors!

If you have any questions or are interesting in joining 4-H, please call the Meeker County Extension Office at (320) 693-5275, toll-free (877) 993-5275), or visit our website at