The OSU Extension Office in Fulton County in cooperation with Tractor Supply Store #1185 in Wauseon are pleased to announce the following 2014 4-H Royalty. Applicants this summer have participated in a variety of evaluations that may include applications, interviews, testing and/or skillathons. Congratulations to the following teens for a job well done.
4-H King and 4-H Queen are Sean Baker and Sarah Simon.
4-H King, Sean Baker is the son of Jen and Tom Baker of Wauseon. He is 16 years old and is a five year member of the Becoming Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Club. Sean is going to be a junior at Wauseon High School this upcoming school year. He participates in both band and the quiz team, and is a three year camp counselor. In his free time, Sean enjoys playing the tuba, bass guitar and ukulele. After high school he hopes to attend the University of Toledo to major in Astronomy with a minor in either music performance or music education.
4-H Queen Sarah Simon is the daughter of J.P. and Carol Simon of Swanton. Sarah is 16 years old and will be a senior at Evergreen High School. She has been in 4-H for eight years and is a camp counselor and a Teen Board member. She has been showing goats for 6 years. Sarah is also a member of Junior Fair Board. She has two jobs working at the Twist-T-Freeze in Delta and the Country Charm Café in Metamora.
These two youth will receive a $100.00 Scholarship for education beyond high school. This award is in memory of Pam and Don McQuillin’s daughter, Tonia, who died in 1993 after a five year battle with cancer. Tonia was a very active member of 4-H and was the 1989 Fulton County 4-H Queen.
4-H Horse Queen is Adrianna Hibbard is the 17 year old daughter of Trevor and Lynnette Hibbard of Fayette. She is a three year member of the Turn ‘N Burn 4-H Club where she holds the office of president. Last year she received the “Most Determined Award” in the club and placed 3rd in Sr. Barrels and Indiana Flags. In high school, she participates in volleyball, cheerleading and FFA. She is also a member of Fayette United Methodist Youth group. She believes in leading by example and doing the right thing.
4-H Puppy Princess Mary Miller is the 15 year old daughter of Roy and Cathy Miller of Delta. She is a seven year member of the Tailwaggers 4-H Club and a three year member of the Fulton County Hoofbeats 4-H Club. Mary is a sophomore at Delta High School where she is active in volleyball, basketball, track, musical and show choir. She is involved in Delta FFA Chapter and is a statistician for the Delta Wrestling Team. She is a member of the St. Caspar Parish where she is involved in Youth Advisory Council. After high school Mary plans on attending college majoring in Veterinarian Science.
4-H Caprine Queen is Lauren Smith and she is the daughter of Chris and Jen Smith of Swanton. She attends Swanton High School and is on the bowling team. This is Lauren’s 7th year in 4-H. This year’s projects include Club Historian, Scrapbooking, Fancy Poultry, Ducks & Pygmy Goats. Last year she took a Market Turkey project. She has won her Pygmy goat showmanship class for the last three years. Lauren participates in many community service events. She was awarded Outstanding Community Service in 2013 by Gleaners’ Life Insurance and was County Winner. Lauren lives for 4-H. Her dream is to be a farm veterinarian.
4-H Caprine King is Payton Miller and he is the son of Patrick and Amy Miller of Berkey. He will be a senior at Evergreen High School and he is a member of the 4-H Gainers and Leaders. He is a two year camp counselor. Payton has shown rabbits and goats throughout his time in the 4-H. In school, he is a part of many clubs and sports such as National Honor Society, Evergreen Helping Hands, Spanish Club, Cross Country and Track. He is also a part of the Evergreen High School band. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends, volunteering, watching the Detroit Tigers, and How I Met Your Mother. He plans on attending college and to pursue a degree in Law Enforcement.
The 4-H Lamb & Wool Queen is Bailey Double. She is the 17 year old daughter of Jamie and Jessica Double of Lyons. She is a junior at Evergreen this year, but is attending Four County Career Center to study Cosmetology. She loves doing nails and hair for others. She has done some modeling in the past. In her spare time, Bailey enjoys a wide variety of things. She plays volleyball and runs track. Like most girls, she enjoys shopping and spending time with her friends. She also likes truck pulling and demolition derbies. In her first demolition derby last year, she actually advanced to the feature! Bailey is still undecided as to her plans for the future because she is interested in so many different things.
Hannah Stinson is the 4-H Rabbit Queen this year. She is the daughter of Barry and Lori Stinson of Swanton. Hannah will be a junior at Swanton High School in the fall where she is involved in soccer, track, Mat Maids, Show Choir, and the SEED (Students Encouraging Educational Decisions) Program. She is a 4 year member of the Hoppin’ and Trottin’ 4-H Club, and is currently serving as the clubs acting secretary. Hannah’s projects include Breed and Market Rabbits, Ducks, and Shooting Sports. Hannah has competed at the Ohio State Fair, Top Shot at Camp Palmer, and at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational, winning various awards. Hannah’s future plans include going to college and pursuing a career in science or the medical field and joining a collegiate shooting sports team.
Nathanial Ballmer is the 4-H Rabbit King. He is the son of Mark and Jackie Ballmer of Fayette. Nathaniel will be a senior at Archbold High School, where he is involved in Football, Track, and the band. Nathaniel is a 9 year member of the Countryside Clovers 4-H Club and is currently serving as the clubs vice-president. Nathaniel’s projects include Breed and Market Rabbits, and rockets. He has competed at the State Fair, OSRBA State, and ARBA Nationals, where he has won various awards. Nathaniel’s future plans include college, majoring in Psychology or Political Science.
Educational skillathons were conducted to test the content knowledge of youth taking specific animal projects. Various stations, such as body parts identification, reproduction and breeding, structure, diseases and conformation and cuts of meat are staged for youth. Their scores are ranked and winners are placed. Congratulations to the following youth for their successful efforts in this year’s 4-H goat, rabbit, dog and poultry project skillathons.
Goat Skillathon Seniors 14 years of age and older:
1st Place is Esther Heilman (Delta) member of Goats and “Udder” Things, 2nd Place is Payton Miller (Berkey) member of 4-H Gainers & Leaders, 3rd Place is Lauren Smith (Swanton) member of Goats and “Udder” Things, 4th Place is Courtney Riches (Delta) member of Horse Hogs 4-H Club, 5th Place is Paige Holdridge (Delta) member of Noah’s Ark 4-H Club.
Goat Skillathon Juniors ages 13 and under:
1st place is Morgan Miller (Berkey) member of 4-H Gainers & Leaders, 2nd Place Trinity Martinez (Metamora) member of Roamin’ Country Raisers, Etc., 3rd Place is Chandler Ruetz (Swanton) member of 4-H Gainers & Leaders, 4th Place is Jacob Snyder (Delta) member of Goats and “Udder” Things, and 5th Place is Lydia Heilman (Delta) member of Goats and “Udder” Things
Rabbit Skillathon Seniors 14 and older:
1st place; Nathaniel Ballmer (Fayette) member of Countryside Clovers, 2nd Place is Brady Rupp (Wauseon) member of Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H, 3rd Place is Krista Thierry (Wauseon) member of Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H
Rabbit Skillathon Intermediates 11-13:
1st Place; Cory Johnson (Wauseon) member of Fulton 4-H Connection, 2nd Place; Connor Johnson (Wauseon) member of Fulton 4-H Connection, 3rd Place; Cassidy Vanderveer (Wauseon) member of Just Raisin’ Hare.
Rabbit Skillathon Jr. 10 and under:
1st Place is Briley Rupp (Wauseon) member of Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H, 2nd Place; Aengus McIlwain (Maumee) member of Goats and “Udder” Things, 3rd Place; McKenna Thierry (Wauseon) member of Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H.
Dog Skillathon Seniors 14 and Older:
1st Place; Mary Miller (Delta) member of Tailwaggers, 2nd Place; Michael Baker (Swanton) member of Hoppin’ & Trottin’, 3rd Place; Cory Johnson (Wauseon) member of Fulton 4-H Connection.
Poultry Skillathon Seniors 14 and Older:
1st Place; Cody French (Wauseon) member of Goats and “Udder” Things, 2nd Place; Kira Cherry (Swanton) member of Hoppin’ & Trottin’, 3rd Place; Michael Baker (Swanton) member of Hoppin & Trottin, 4th Place; Lauren Smith (Swanton) member of Goats and “Udder” Things, 5th Place; Connor Johnson (Wauseon) member of Fulton 4-H Connection.
Poultry Skillathon Juniors 13 and under:
1st Place; Jessica French (Wauseon) member of Goats and “Udder” Things, 2nd Place; Taylor Caudill (Wauseon) member of Becoming Leaders of Tomorrow, 3rd Place; Preston Baker (Swanton) member of Hoppin’ & Trottin’, 4th Place; Caleb Bagi (Berkey) member of Goats and “Udder” Things, 5th Place; Carter Hite (Wauseon) member of Green Team.
Health & Safety District Contest
The West District Regional Winners for 4-H Health & Safety Contest Jr. Skit are Tatum Barnes (Wauseon) of Fulton 4-H Connection and Landon Nisely (Archbold) of Countryside Clovers 4-H Club. These two youth will represent Fulton County at the Ohio State Fair Health and Safety Contest.
Congratulations to a wonderful group of youth.
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