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2014 Dan Patch Award Winner is...

Congratulations to Aimee Schulz on winning the 2014 Dan Patch Award!  The award will be presented at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in September.

The Dan Patch Award recognizes outstanding youth leadership in the MN 4-H horse program.  One member of the 4-H horse project (10th thru 13th grade) is awarded the Dan Patch Award annually. The recipient of the Dan Patch Award is an individual that has exhibited a broad base of learning, leadership, and service experiences within the 4H horse project, other 4-H project areas, and within their community. The Dan Patch process is extensive consisting of a cover letter, 2 page resume, and 8 page portfolio. Finalists are then selected and participate in an evaluation session which includes a personal interview, group problems, and a presentation. 

Aimee has demonstrated these skills throughout her 4-H career and is the first youth in Sherburne County to receive this coveted award!  She was a Dan Patch finalist in 2013; and a Youth Leadership Awards Program (Junior Dan Patch) recipient in 2011 and 2012.

As winner of the Dan Patch Award, Aimee will lead the Grand Entry parade carrying the American Flag at the State 4-H Horse Show. She will represent Sherburne County and her horse will be stalled in the center aisle, Dan Patch Row, of the horse barn.  Aimee is also eligible to show in any State Horse Show class where she may receive a blue group ribbon with her horse, Bart, at the upcoming Sherburne County Fair. 

Enjoy this Award, Aimee. You deserve it after all the hard work and effort you have put in. We are proud of your accomplishments in horse project and the community.


For more information about the Dan Patch and Youth Leadership Awards, visit:


Joseph Rand
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(763) 765-3077
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