Crowd of more than 250 attends 4-H Achievement Night
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County 4-H held its annual Achievement Night on Saturday, Nov. 10 to recognize 4-H members, leaders and volunteers for their accomplishments during the 2017-18 year.
Over 250 4-H members and their families enjoyed a pot luck dinner at the Steamboat Springs High School. Routt County 4-H officers led the awards program, and Routt County royalty helped hand out the honors.
Jackie Grimaldi and Larry Gus received the Friend of 4-H awards, and Lucky 8 Ranch was recognized as the Business Friend of 4-H. The Shooting Sports Friend of 4-H was Greg Pohlman.
Kathy Yeiser earned the Above and Beyond Leader Award, and Kim and Jack Smith were named Outstanding Project Leaders. Top club recognition went to High Point 4-H Club, first place, Elk River Wranglers 4-H Club, second place, and Southside 4-H Club, third.
Outstanding member awards were presented to: club historians, Taylor Graham and Grace George, High Point 4-H Club; club treasurer, Olivia Rossi, Flat Top 4-H Club; junior member Emily Rossi; intermediate member, Kayla Rossi; senior members Taylor Kirby, Katelyn Ibarra and Christopher Stone.
There were numerous awards presented to 4-H members for excellence in their projects areas — outstanding record books, overall outstanding members and years in 4-H recognition.
A list of all the awards from the 4-H Achievement Night can be found at routt.extension.colostate.edu/4-h/4-h-forms/.
The evening also featured an address from Kally May, outgoing 4-H Council president and an introduction of incoming 2018-2019 council officers: Cosette McLaughlin, president; Dyllan Spitzley, vice president; Jessica Diehl, secretary; Justin Heid, treasurer; Jaycee May, reporter; Sophia Diehl and Caroline McLaughlin, senators; and Leona Thurston, alternate senator.
Youth interested in 4-H can still enroll. Clubs hold meetings throughout Routt County and 4-H is open to youth age 8 to 18 as of Jan. 1, 2019. Cloverbud members are age 5 to 7 as of Jan. 1, 2019.
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