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2016 Blue Earth County 4-H Awards

The 2016 Blue Earth County 4-H Annual Achievement Celebration was hosted on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at The Lakes Restaurant in Lake Crystal! The event was hosted by the New Horizons 4-H Club and the Blue Earth County 4-H Federation. Over 100 4-H members, volunteers, and guests were in attendance! A hot breakfast buffet was served, followed by the program and photo slideshow!

Award winners are listed below, and we’d like to sincerely congratulate each of these award winners and thank you all for your commitment and dedication to the Blue Earth County 4-H Program!


Alumni Award: Kathy Severns

Leader Guidance Award: Tim Mohwinkel

Friend of Youth Award: Kent Thiesse

Friend of 4-H Award: Greg Stoffel

Outstanding 4-H’er Award: Mac Slocum

Outstanding 4-H Family of the Year: Mohwinkel Family

Warm Fuzzy Awards: Bob Stevens, Hansen Family, John & Ethan Fischer, Tim & John Anderson

Top Demonstrator: James Alto

Champion Beef Herdsmanship: Clever Clovers
Champion Dairy Herdsmanship: Ceresco Top Notchers
Champion Goat Herdsmanship: Lyra Merryworkers
Champion Horse Herdsmanship: Riverbend 4-H’ers
Champion Llama Herdsmanship: Ceresco Top Notchers
Champion Poultry Herdsmanship: Clever Clovers
Champion Rabbit Herdsmanship: Boomerangs
Champion Sheep Herdsmanship: New Horizons
Champion Swine Herdsmanship: Ceresco Top Notchers
Reserve Grand Champion Herdsmanship Club: Riverbend 4-H’ers
Grand Champion Herdsmanship Club: Boomerangs

State Horse Show Excellence: Lexi Hansen, Isabella Stading

State Dog Show Excellence: Averie Byrd, Layne Haroldson

State Shoot Excellence Award: Tanner Lewis, Gabriel Strand

State Fair Excellence Award: Aidan Oldenburg, Alaina Corgard, Anna Doering, Adam Dickey, Annabelle Birr, Ashley Ulrich, Bethany Hiniker, Brian Merritt, Brock Hansen, Cody Schwarz, Julia Langworthy, Lexi Hansen Reid Hansen, Samantha Ulrich.

Outstanding Beef 4-H’er - Trevor Rose

Outstanding Dairy 4-H’er - Matthew Thofson

Outstanding Goat 4-H’er - Reid Hansen

Outstanding Horse 4-H’er – Isabella Stading

Outstanding Llama 4-H’er – Patrick Thofson

Outstanding Rabbit 4-H’er – Alaina Corgard

Outstanding Poultry 4-H’er ¬– Samuel Langworthy

Outstanding Sheep 4-H’er - Ava Stading

Outstanding Swine 4-H’er – Kendall Anderson

Birthday Club Award: Lyra Merryworkers – 80 years.

Twenty-Five Year Leader Award: Steven Rose, Shirley Rose, Brent Huibregtse

Fifteen Year Leader Award: Laurie Hawkins

Ten Year Leader Award: Jill Hendrickson, Renee Schroeder, Sharon Tanley

Five Year Leader Award: Mark Peterson, Marie Sheppard, Tanja Stading

Five Year Member Award: James Alto, Averie Byrd, Elizabeth Conrad, Matthew Gartner, Maggie Graupman, Cale Hansen, Evan Quiram, Alexander Schmitt, Samantha Schmitt, Braxton Simon, Mason Sohre, Gabriel Strand, Ginny Strand, Amelia Tauer, Krystal Ulrich

Ten Year Member Award: Emma Busch, Abigail Clobes, Anna Doering, Sara Gartner, Danielle Tanley

Graduation Award: Alyssa DeBill, Alaena Klages, Spencer Kliewer, Darrin Thurston, Brooklyn Youngerberg

Camp Counselor Award: Therese Klages, Reid Hansen, Alyssa DeBill, Alaena Klages, Sara Gartner

Presidential Award: Trevor Lemmon

Grade 9-12+ Record Awards: Emma Severns

Grade 6-8 Record Awards: Alanna Slocum

Grade 3-5 Record Awards: Joseph Schroeder

Honor Club: Amboy Area Adventurers, Ceresco Top Notchers, Junior Olympics, New Horizons, Riverbend 4-H’ers

Award of Excellence: Amboy Area Adventurers, Ceresco Top Notchers, Clever Clovers, Junior Olympics, Kato Klippers, Lyra Merryworkers, New Horizons, Riverbend 4-H’ers


Amanda Sommers
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(507) 304-4142
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