The annual 4-H Recognition Event was held on Sunday, November 8th at the Ag Building in Wessington Springs.
The event started with a potluck supper starting at 6:30pm with the awards ceremony following supper. 4-H Leader Association President Mary Reider and Vice-President Aaron Schelske presented the awards to the 4-H members who met the criteria needed to receive their awards. The 4-H members were presented awards for Static and Livestock. This is the 3rd year for our Cloverbud Club and those members were presented with certificates and gifts.
Horse Leaders Steve Deneke and John Stevens presented the Horse awards and Shooting Sports Leaders Steve Deneke, Michael Brodkorb and Keith Wetzel presented the Shooting Sports awards. We would like to thank Central Electric Cooperative and SD Wheat Growers for helping to sponsor these awards. Each year the Parent/Leader Association presents a special award to those 4-H members who met their criteria for the year plus did judging at the State level; this year those members were presented T-shirts.
This year we decide to give premium money for ribbons received at the Horse Show and Achievement Days. Each ribbon was worth so much money and the kids received checks for their ribbon totals. The premium money was sponsored in part by the 4-H Leaders, the HummDinger, Springs Auto & First National Bank of SD. Volunteers were also recognized for their support of the Jerauld/Buffalo County 4-H program.
Thank you to the people who volunteered their time to judge for us at Achievement Days this year. Those people were FCS Extension Educator – Davison County – Ellyn Eddy, Sherry Kleppin, Duke Wenzel, Craig Shryock, Sheila Christensen and Linda Burg, Round Robin Judges – Jim Eagle, Tony Aldrich & Aaron Schelske.
We would like to recognize and thank all of our sponsors who donated money or items for Achievement Days. Those sponsors are Schelske Angus, Springs Auto, HummDinger, Larry Wenzel Family, Les Caffee, Hainy Farms, First National Bank of SD, Prairie Livestock Supply, Gary Caffee, Scott Supply, VanDyke Suffolks, American Bank and Trust, Barry & Sharon Krueger, Jim Scheel, Rockin C Ranch, Chris & Sheila Christensen, SD Wheat Growers and thank you to Dr. Travis White and Dr. Kelli Tobin for donating their time to be our vets for the Horse Show and Achievement Days. Each year we present a “Friend of 4-H” Award to someone who has helped our 4-H Program this year.
This year we presented 2 awards. The awards went to Jean Shultz for her support of the 4-H Horse Program and Mitch Caffee for his help with the 4-H Livestock program. Each year we also present and “Alumni Award” to a person who has been a past 4-Her and has helped the 4-H program this year. This award this year was presented to Matt Sinkie. Matt helped out with many of the livestock judging events this year. Below is a list of the award winners for the 2008-2009 4-H year.
Static Awards 2009
Senior Photography Award Betsy Krohmer 2009 Junior Photography Award Cody Barber 2009 Beginner Photography Award Katelin Deneke 2009 Senior Visual Arts Award Kathryn Lutter 2009 Junior Visual Arts Award Lexi Olinger 2009 Beginner Visual Arts Award Katelin Deneke 2009 Senior Clothing Award Kathryn Lutter 2009 Beginner Clothing Award Cadee Schelske 2009 Beginner Foods & Nutrition Award Katelin Deneke 2009 Senior Wood Science Award Jake Krohmer 2009 Junior Wood Science Award Lexi Olinger 2009 Senior Home Environment Award Kathryn Lutter 2009 Junior Home Environment Award Taylor Sinkie 2009 Beginner Home Environment Award Talli Heim 2009 Beginner Eggs Award Taryn Sinkie 2009 Junior Eggs Award Taylor Sinkie 2009 Beginner Child Development Award Ellie Larson 2009 Beginner First Aid & Health Award Katelin Deneke 2009 Beginner Horticulture Award Talli Heim 2009 Beginner Range Science Award Ellie Larson 2009 Beginner Educational Postor Award Talli Heim 2009 Beginner Illustrated Talk Katelin Deneke Livestock Awards: 2009 Beginner Cat Award Ellie Larson 2009 Beginner Market Swine Award Taryn Sinkie 2009 Junior Market Swine Award Cody Barber 2009 Senior Market Swine Award Becky Barber 2009 Beginner Breeding Swine Award Taryn Sinkie 2009 Junior Breeding Swine Award Cody Barber 2009 Senior Breeding Swine Award Becky Barber 2009 Beginner Market Beef Award Talli Heim 2009 Junior Market Beef Award Taylor Sinkie 2009 Beginner Breeding Beef Award Cadee Schelske 2009 Junior Breeding Beef Award Taylor Sinkie 2009 Beginner Market Sheep Award Ellie Larson 2009 Junior Market Sheep Award Tie Taylor Sinkie 2009 Junior Market Sheep Award Tie Austin Messmer 2009 Senior Market Sheep Award Betsy Krohmer 2009 Beginner Breeding Sheep Award Talli Heim 2009 Senior Breeding Sheep Award Jake Krohmer 2009 Beginner Meat Goat Award Ellie Larson 2009 Junior Meat Goat Award Tie Taylor Sinkie 2009 Junior Meat Goat Award Tie Colby Fastnacht 2009 Senior Meat Goat Award Jake Krohmer Livestock Showmanship Awards: 2009 Grand Champion Beginner Swine Showmanship – Taryn Sinkie 2009 Grand Champion Junior Swine Showmanship – Taylor Sinkie 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Junior Swine Showmanship – Collin Anson 2009 Grand Champion Senior Swine Showmanship – Becky Barber 2009 Grand Champion Beginner Beef Showmanship– Cadee Schelske 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Beginner Beef Showmanship – Talli Heim 2009 Grand Champion Junior Beef Showmanship – Collin Anson 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Junior Beef Showmanship – Taylor Sinkie 2009 Grand Champion Beginner Sheep Showmanship- Whitney Reider 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Beginner Sheep Showmanship – Coy Fastnacht 2009 Grand Champion Junior Sheep Showmanship – Austin Messmer 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Junior Sheep Showmanship – Taylor Sinkie 2009 Grand Champion Senior Sheep Showmanship – Patrick Wetzel 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Senior Sheep Showmanship – Betsy Krohmer 2009 Grand Champion Beginner Goat Showmanship – Ellie Larson 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Beginner Goat Showmanship – Taryn Sinkie 2009 Grand Champion Junior Goat Showmanship – Taylor Sinkie 2009 Grand Champion Senior Goat Showmahship – Jake Krohmer 2009 Reserve Grand Champion Senior Goat Showmanship – Chyla Fastnacht Western Horse Showmanship Awards: 2009 Grand Champion Beginner Western Horse Showmanship – Wyatt Stevens 2009 Grand Championsenior Western Horse Showmanship – Jake Krohmer Horse All Around: 2009 Grand Champion Senior Horse All- Around – Dacia Bergeleen 2009 Grand Champion Junior Horse All- Around – Sheyanne Brodkorb 2009 Grand Champion Beginner Horse All- Around – Maddie Gran 2009 Reserve Champion Beginner Horse All-around – Wyatt Stevens 2009 Reserve Champion Junior Horse All-around – Cassidy Musick 2009 Reserve Champion Senior Horse All-around – Betsy Krohmer State Fair Judging Teams: 2009 Beginner Fcs – Talli Heim, Ellie Larson 2009 Junior Fcs – Lexi Olinger 2009 Senior Fcs – Chyla Fastnacht, Katie Lutter 2009 Beginner Photography Team – Whitney Reider, Cadee Schelske, Ellie Larson, Coy Fastnacht 2009 Junior Photography Team – Taylor Sinkie, Austin Messmer, Jenna Teveldal, Lexi Olinger 2009 Senior Photography – Katie Lutter, Chyla Fastnacht 2009 Beginner Visual Arts Team – Whitney Reider, Talli Heim, Coy Fastnacht, Taryn Sinkie 2009 Junior Visual Arts Team – Taylor Sinkie, Austin Messmer, Lexi Olinger, Jenna Teveldal 2009 Senior Visual Arts Team – Haley Reider, Chyla Fastnacht, Katie Lutter 2009 Beginner Horticulture Team – Ellie Larson, Whitney Reider, Talli Heim 2009 Junior Horticulture Team – Collin Anson, Lexi Olinger, Jenna Teveldal, Cody Barber 2009 Senior Horticulture Team – Katie Lutter, Haley Reider 2009 Beginner Livestock Team – Ellie Larson, Whitney Reider, Cadee Schelske, Taryn Sinkie 2009 Junior Livestock Team – Taylor Sinkie, Collin Anson, Austin Messmer, Blake Messmer 2009 Senior Livestock Team – Chyla Fastnacht, Jake Krohmer, Haley Reider, Bailey Willman State Awards: Members were recognized for doing very well at the State level this year. Teams 2009 STATE BEGINNER SWINE JUDGING TEAM – Runner-up Ellie Larson, Whitney Reider, Cadee Schelkse, Taryn Sinkie 2009 STATE JUNIOR SWINE JUDGING TEAM – Runner-up Taylor Sinkie, Collin Anson, Austin Messmer, Blake Messmer 2009 STATE JUNIOR SHEEP JUDGING TEAM – 3rd Place Taylor Sinkie, Collin Anson, Austin Messmer, Blake Messmer 2009 STATE JUNIOR OVERALL TEAM – Placed 6th Taylor Sinkie, Collin Anson, Austin Messmer, Blake Messmer 2009 STATE JUNIOR BEEF JUDGING TEAM – 9th Place Taylor Sinkie, Collin Anson, Austin Messmer, Blake Messmer Individuals who placed high were: 2009 STATE JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL SWINE CONTEST – 3rd Place – Collin Anson 2009 STATE JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL BEEF CONTEST – 4th Place – Austin Messmer 2009 STATE JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL SHEEP CONTEST – 4th Place – Austin Messmer 2009 STATE JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL OVERALL LIVESTOCK – 5th Place – Austin Messmer 2009 STATE BEGINNER INDIVIDUAL SWINE CONTEST – 6th Place – Whitney Reider 2009 STATE JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL SKILLATHON – 4th Place – Taylor Sinkie 2009 STATE GOAT HERDSMANSHIP AWARD Special Award for judging at the State level: Coy Fastnacht, Ellie Larson, Whitney Reider, Taryn Sinkie, Cadee Schelske, Talli Heim, Collin Anson, Cody Barber, Austin Messmer, Blake Messmer, Lexi Olinger, Taylor Sinkie, Jenna Teveldal, Chyla Fastnacht, Jake Krohmer, Katie Lutter, Bailey Willman, Blake Willman, Haley Reider & Pat Wetzel Shooting Sports Awards: Participants this year were Sawyer Swenson, Sierra Swenson, Christopher Hass, Travis Hass, Kylee Boomsma, Taylor Sinkie, Sierra Brodkorb, Sheyanne Brodkorb, Logan Wolter, Tucker Easton, Shyanne Kopfmann, Maddie Gran, Jenna Teveldal, Wyatt Stevens, Clayton Dornbusch, Cassidy Musick, Collin Anson & Katelin Deneke We had 7 kids make it to the State Shoot and they were: Beginners: Kylee Boomsma, Wyatt Stevens, Clayton Dornbusch Tucker Easton & Maddie Gran. Juniors: Collin Anson & Sheyanne Brodkorb Year Advancement Certificates were handed out to each member. We had 2 graduating members and they were Betsy Krohmer with 12 years in 4-H and Becky Barber with 11 years in 4-H. Record Books were handed back and we also gave 3 prizes for the “Best Book”. Those prizes were awarded to Beginner Katelin Deneke, Junior Taylor Sinkie and Senior Haley Reider. We would like to thank Linda Burg for picking our winners.