4-H members recognized at Awards Night


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Clover kid participants were: Willa Appleton, Rebekah Sutton, 
Kit Benne, Joel Sutton, Landon Parish, Clara Pereslete, 
Hunter Sutton and Rachel Hagler.
Janice Weddle
Univ. of Mo. Extension

HOUSTON, Mo. -- Texas County 4-H Recognition Night was held earlier this month.
“4-H’ers do many wonderful things throughout the program year. This year Texas County had 216 youth participants and 37 volunteers. Youth that participated in awards night completed project records and recognition forms on the projects they had completed during the program year,” said Janice Weddle, Regional 4-H Youth Development Specialist.
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Youth completing the Level 1 Recognition Forms 
from left to right: Adam Hagler (Second Place), 
Vera Pereslete (Third Place), 
Heidi Pereslete, Kataryna Davis, 
Shiane Parish (First Place).
The classes are divided by 4-H age, with Clover kids being age 5-7, level 1 being age 8 to 10, level 2 being age 11 to 13, and level 3 being age 14 to 18. 4-H participants were: Evie Sutton, Brighton Hutson, Joshua Sutton, Shiane Parish, Kayden Keller, Ben Steelman, Ashlynn Burns, Daniel Sutton, Joshiah Sutton, Cassandra Hines, Case Jones, Junior Strohschein, Benjamin Sutton, Caleb Sutton, Lilly Hines, Kaitlyn Davis and Oliver Appleton.
The Texas County 4-H Program also recognizes the outstanding volunteers that are the foundation of this strong program.
“They are not only an asset to the 4-H program but an asset to this community- thank you to the volunteers for making the community a better place for us all! A huge thank you to all that support Texas County 4-H,” Weddle said.  
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Youth completing the Level 2 Recognition Forms, 
left to right: Ben Steelman (First Place), 
Lilly Hines (Second Place), 
Cassandra Hines (Third Place).
“I would also like to thank our sponsors. I very much appreciate the support for our program from the community!” said Weddle. “Sponsors include: The Bank of Houston, Landmark Bank, Progressive Ozark Bank, Walmart, Security Bank of the Ozarks, Texas County Health Department, Citizens for Ross, Mitchel Insurance Agency, and CHC Home Center. Thank you to all of these sponsors for making our event a success!” said Weddle.
For more information on joining 4-H or being a volunteer, contact Regional Youth Development Specialist Janice Weddle at the University of Missouri Wright County Extension office at 417-349-4134 or via email at weddlejd@missouri.edu.

Photo by Jenn Strohschein
Youth completing Level 3 Recognition forms and receiving recognition for their hard work, time, effort, leadership and desire to help others were Junior Stroschein (First Place) and Evie Sutton (Second Place). Pictured is Strohschein, who also earned a ribbon for his achievements and improvements in archery.


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