Crowd of more than 250 attends 4-H Achievement Night |

Crowd of more than 250 attends 4-H Achievement Night

Over 250 4-H members, leaders, volunteers and parents attended the annual Routt County 4-H Night awards on Nov. 10.
Courtesy photo

Over 250 4-H members, leaders, volunteers and parents attended the annual Routt County 4-H Night awards on Nov. 10. (Courtesy photo)

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

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. 

Contact the CSU Routt County Extension Office at 970-879-0825 or email for more information.

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