4-H Clubs strive ‘to make the best better’
Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney presents Jessica Puente with the Golden Clover Award during the Aug. 11 4-H Achievement Night in Floresville.
Puente, Welfel among honorees
FLORESVILLE -- As new faces joined the Wilson County AgriLife Extension staff during the annual Wilson County 4-H Achievement Night held Aug. 11, graduating seniors said goodbye to an organization that some had been involved with for years. This year, the event was held in the Floresville Event Center.
Joslyn Kotzur and Bryan Davis were welcomed to the county as agents for 4-H & Youth Development and Agricultural/Natural Resources, respectively.
Kimberly Lanier, Kelli Kolodziej, Colby Shodrock, Liesel Raabe, Jessica Willey, and Jennifer Kruse are among the seniors who were awarded scholarships.
Kudos were given, as well. Jessica Puente was honored with the Golden Clover Award, the highest county 4-H achievement.
Adlai Welfel received the Danforth “I Dare You” Award.
Recognized for their contributions to the 4-H Club were the Friends of the 4-H -- Ben E. Keith Co., Bill Feick, and Jimmy McFadin.
David Keith was recognized as the Outstanding 4-H Leader.
For the complete list of honorees, see “4-H snapshot.”
2013-14 Wilson County 4-H Council Officers
President Kytheranialynn Fambrough-Brown
First Vice President Jessica Puente
Second Vice President Claire Weber
Secretary Megan Amerson
Treasurer Chad Pargmann
Information Officer (Reporter) Gina Colby
Parliamentarian Chase Pargmann
District Delegate Jennifer Skrzycki
County Council Advisors Ivy Lanier and Julie Skrzycki
Wilson County 4-H Clubs
Currently, the Wilson County 4-H program is comprised of 14 clubs -- Bentwood 4-H, Bluebonnet 4-H, County Line 4-H, Eagle Creek 4-H, Freedom Riders 4-H, Labatt 4-H, Post Oak 4-H, Stockdale 4-H, Sunnyside 4-H, Three Oaks 4-H, Tower Lake 4-H, Wood Valley 4-H, the Red, White & Blue 4-H Club, and the Lonestar Horse Club.
For more information or to join any of these groups, call 830-393-7357 or visit http://wilson.agrilife.org/.
Golden Clover Award -- Jessica Puente
Danforth “I Dare You” Award --Adlai Welfel
Green Clover Award -- Jason Kolodziej, Jacob Prater, Ethan Campos, and Sharon Halliburton
Gold Star Award -- Kytheranialynn Fambrough-Brown, Jennifer Skrzycki, and Audrey Raabe
Silver Star Award -- Kait Steele, Hunter Skrzycki, Emma Weber, Skylar Roath, and Dillon Kotara
Bronze Star Award -- Ty Pargmann, Brian Lowak, Ashley Scribner, Madelyn Wallace, Haley Kopecki, Michael Campos, Megan Kopecki, and Zachary Hoover
Outstanding 4-H Youth -- Sarah Keith, John Colby Shodrock, and Kimberly Lanier
Outstanding 4-H Leader Award --David Keith
Friends of 4-H -- Ben E. Keith Co., Bill Feick, and Jimmy McFadin
Opportunity Scholarship Awards -- Liesel Raabe, $18,000; Kimberly Lanier, $3,000; Colby Shodrock, $10,000; and Kellie Kolodziej, $10,000
4-H Scholarships -- Kimberly Lanier, $500; Kelli Kolodziej, $500; Colby Shodrock, $500; Liesel Raabe, $500; Jessica Willey, $500; and Jennifer Kruse, $500.