Tripp County 4-Hers were honored Nov. 8
for their work the past year at the 4-H recognition event.
There were many awards presented.
Receiving the Discovering 4-H award
were Kade Fenenga and Kylee VanZandbergen and Zona Serr.
Ryan Sell received the citizenship
Charter seals were presented to the
following 4-H clubs: Border Bumpers, Jolly Mixers, Clovervale, New Adventures, Hamill
Hustlers, Shooting Sports, Helping Hands and Wilson Wildcats.
The Mary Lou Connelly award for pubic
presentations went to Border Bumpers 4-H Club. Members who gave presentations
were Elizabeth Wonnenberg, Zona Serr and Cierra Bordeaux.
The Margaret Novotny learning by doing
award went to Rustin Schroeder.
The Fred and Dorothy Littau Spirit of
4-H award went to Ryan Sell.
Allie Littau received the Bobby Fisher
memorial Bobby Crocker award.
Brianna Gilchrist received the Bobby
Fisher memorial livestock/small animal award.
Hunter Shippy and Payton Fisher
received the Lindy Krogman memorial 4-H shining character award.
Madison Graber received the Kenny Perry
livestock memorial award.
The Keith Myers family memorial
livestock award went to Miranda Fisher and
the Lois Myers family memorial family & consumer sciences award went
to Maggie DeMers.
Kayla Natoli received the Charles Mayes
memorial horticulture award.
Crop and plant project participation
recognition went to Kade Fenenga, Jesse Larson and Maggie DeMers. These awards
were presented by John and Cindy Peterson.
The Petersons also presented
horticulture project participation awards to the following 4-Hers: Rylan
Assman, Maggie DeMers, Avery Manke, Jocelyn Soles, Amanda Blare, Miranda
Fisher, Jacob Manke, Kylee Van Zandbergen, Meagan Blare, Allie Littau, Noah
Manke, Lena DeMers, Evan Littau, Kayla Natoli and Elizabeth Wonnenberg.
Meagan Blare received the Charles
“Chuck” Froning award.
The top senior speech award went to Maggie DeMers and was in memory of Kristie
The Mid Dakota Fair herdsmanship awards
went to: Small animals—Border bumpers, sheep—Wilson Wildcats, goat—Clovervale,
swine—Clovervale, dairy—Wilson Wildcats and beef—Hamill Hustlers.
The Don Phillips Memorial outstanding
herdsman award went to : Elizabeth Wonnenberg in goats, Carly Fisher in sheep,
Rylee Schroeder in swine, Maggie DeMers in beef and Hudson Peters in dairy.
Clovervale 4-H Club won the Tripp
County club feeder calf pen of three contest. The club members are Brindy
Bolander, Avery Antelope, Evan Littau, Allie Littau and Jaden Graber.
The pen of 3 contest is sponsored by
the family of Larry Kauer.
The reserve pen of 3 went to Hamill
Hustlers members Gunner Adams, Meagan Blare, Amana Blare, Ausin Blare and Jed
The Kenneth Olson memorial small animal
round robin award went to Kayla Natoli.
Round robin champion livestock showmen
are: beginner—Avery Antelope, junior—Roper Moore, senior—Maggie DeMers.
There were 22 members representing
Tripp County 4-H at the Western Junior Livestock Show in Rapid City.
Graduating 4-H members and scholarship
winners were Kayla Natoli and Meagan Blare.
Blare received a $600 scholarship from
the Tripp County 4-H Leaders Corporation investment fund and $200 from the Tripp
County 4-H Club Foundation scholarship fund.
Natoli received a $400 Zink memorial
scholarship and a $600 scholarship from the Tripp County 4-H Leaders
Corporation investment fund.
Leaders recognized for their years of
service were: 5 years—Carmen Baker, Jean Clark and Austin Richey; 10
years—Renae Kaiser; 15 years—Holly and Audie Larson, Sherri Mayes
20 years—Tim Pravecek and Barb Watzel;
25 years—Marie Condon.
Jean and Rod Clark were named Friends
of Shooting Sports. Several other shooting sports awards were presented.
Horse show award were presented. These
awards were featured this summer in the Winner Advocate.
Other award winners not listed have
been honored with recognition with results and pictures from the Mid Dakota
Fair that were printed in the Winner Advocate.
The three emcees for the evening were
Katie Welker, Brindy Bolander and Jaden Graber.