Huron 4-H members honoured with annual awards - Dec. 13, 2018
BY DENNY SCOTT
The Huron County 4-H Leaders’ Association Awards Program was held at the Seaforth Agriplex late last month, recognizing 4-H members for their efforts throughout the year.
Loretta Higgins won the Murray Cardiff Award for Top All-Round Member.
The Don Pullen Award for highest overall score in the county went to Evy Verschaeve. She also won the Dedication Award for dedication to the club.
The Warden’s Novice Award for first year competitive member with the highest score went to Emily Datema.
The Ben Lobb Award for the junior member with the top essay went to Kayla Drennan.
Emily Franken won the Ontario Plowmen’s Association Award for outstanding agricultural 4-H member as well as the Longstanding Graduating Member Award. She also received her graduation seal.
The Citizen-Rural Voice Awards for press reporter book competition awards went to Dugald McIntosh (first) and Mercedes Prout (second).
The Huron County 4-H Leaders’ Association Award for club secretary book competition were awarded to Emily Bieman (first) and Kayla Drennan (second).
The winning team for the county Go for the Gold Competition was the South Huron Sheep Club Team which consisted of Amanda Bos, Rachel Gras, Grace Hallahan and Evy Verschaeve.
The Top Gate Sign award for the top gate sign competition went to Evan and Emma Howatt.
Emma Baan and Brooklyn Hendriks won the Kubota Youth Leader Backpacks.
Ashley Higgins received the Stan Jackson Memorial Award for the Huron County 4-H Beef Club member with the highest total score in the county.
Higgins also received the Brussels Agri Services Award for being the Champion Beef Showperson at the Seaforth Fall Fair and the Lawrence Bean Financial Award for being High Senior Beef Showperson at the Seaforth Fair.
Michaela Rodger received the Home Town Custom Builders Award for Top Intermediate Showperson at the Seaforth Fair.
The Maple Ridge Beef Farm Award for Champion Junior Beef Showperson at the Seaforth Fair went to Alycia Coultes. She also received third place in the 4-H Championship Beef Steer category.
The W.J. (Bill) Sproul Memorial Award, presented to the top beef group of three at the Seaforth Fair, went to Ashley Higgins, Melissa MacIntyre and Tyler Murray.
Raelyn Pennington received the Huron County Beef Producers Association Award for Top Novice Beef Member.
The Grand Champion Steer title went to Dakota Coultes. Dallas Coultes was the Reserve Champion.
Melissa MacIntyre won the Grand Champion Heifer Award, while Connor Rodger was named Reserve Champion. Tyler Murray captured third place.
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Award for high scoring member of the 4-H Dairy Club was won by Katrina Gubelmann.
The Auburn Co-op Trophy for Reserve Champion 4-H Dairy Calf went to Landon Hallahan.
Emily Franken won the Member of Orr Insurance and Investment Group Award for Champion 4-H Dairy Calf at the Seaforth Fair. She also won the Huron Bay Co-op Award for Champion 4-H Dairy Showperson at the Seaforth Fair.
Rebecca Franken won the D&D Glass Award for Reserve
Champion 4-H Dairy Showperson at the Seaforth Fair.
The ScotiaBank Award for Top Novice Dairy Showperson at the Seaforth Fair went to Caleb Krammers.
The Huron Holstein Award for high total score with Holstein calf went to Isaac Van Soest, while the award for second-highest score went to Emily Jongert.
Janelle Gras won the Goat Club Leaders Award for highest scoring goat member.
The Joan Van Slightenhorst Award of Merit for Most Improved Showmanship was won by Emily Dearing.
Brad Steunebrink won the Ontario Goat Award for being the top novice member.
JUDGING COMPETITION AWARDS
The Hensall District Co-op Award for High Novice Judge in the judging competition went to Emily Datema.
The Hill & Hill Farms Limited Award, presented to High Junior Judge, went to Max Johnston. Johnston also won the Canadian Imperial Back of Commerce Award for high overall judge in the judging competition.
Brooklyn Hendriks won the Judging Competition Award for high intermediate judge in the judging competition.
Ashley Higgins won the Hill & Hill Farms Limited Award for high senior in the judging competition.
The Judging Competition Team Award for winning the team judging competition went to Alycia Coultes, Emily Bieman, Gabrielle Johnston and Olivia Johnston.
The Libro Project Book Awards were given to: Mercedes Prout, first-place novice; Grace Theophilopoulos, second-place novice; James Speer and Emily Maloney, tied for third-place novice; Emily Bieman, first-place junior; Ben Speer, second-place junior; Dugald McIntosh and Grace Hallahan, tied for third-place junior; Evy Verschaeve, first-place intermediate; Tyler Murray, first-place senior and Melissa MacIntyre, second-place senior.
LIFE SKILL AWARDS
Outstanding Member awards went to Grace Hallahan (Grey Township), Ryan Miller (Hensall), Julia DeJong (Londesborough Square Dancing Club) and Kayla Drennan (Wawanosh).
Awards for the 4-H members who best lived up to the 4-H motto – ‘Learn to do by doing’, went to Emily Bieman (Grey Township), Emily Malone (Hensall), Kayla Drennan (Londesborough Square Dancing Club) and Amanda Bos (Wawanosh).
The Old Mill Award for highest-scoring member of the 4-H Sheep Club went to Evan Krebs.
Krebs also won the Shillalah Farm Award for Champion Ewe Lamb in the Seaforth Fair as well as the South Huron Sheep Leaders’ Award for Outstanding Effort.
The Lucknow Co-op Award for High Novice Member was won by Emily Datema.
The Green’s Meat Market Award for Champion Market Lamb in the Seaforth Fair went to Jack Riegling.
Evy Verschaeve won the Lisa Thompson Award for Champion 4-H Sheep Showperson at the Seaforth Fair.
Alycia Coultes won the Doug Kennedy Award for winning Reserve Champion Sheep Showperson at the Seaforth Fair.
The Lucknow Sheep Leaders’ Award for outstanding effort and contribution to the club went to Charlotte Suplat.
Emily Bieman won the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Award for Champion 4-H Fleece in the Seaforth Fair.
Andrew Fear won the Steve Corbett Award for high scoring Sodbusters Club member.
The McGavin Farm Equipment Award for highest points by a first-year Sodbusterswent to Elizabeth O’Rourke.
John Ryan won the Townsend Tire Award for being the youngest member of the Sodbusters Club.
The Sodbusters Leaders’ Award, presented for most improved member went to Darcey Fear.
The Sodbusters Leaders’ Award for most dedicated member went to Shawn Steeper.
The Agvise Award, which goes to the Sodbusters Club member with the highest points at the International Plowing Match (IPM), was won by Lucas Townsend. He also won the Ross Gordon Memorial Award for best crown at Junior Day and the TD Canada Trust Award for top 4-H plow person.
The Bill Leeming Memorial Award for best finish on Junior Day was won by Darnell Francis.
The Huron County Pork Producers’ Association Award for the highest scoring member of the 4-H Swine Club went to MacKenzie Terpstra.
Lucas Bergsma won the Vista Villa Farms Award for having the champion 4-H market pig.
The Dodds Century Farm Award went to champion swine showperson Nard Ruygork.
The Huron County Pork Producers’ Association Award went to Darcey Fear.
Peter Albers won the Bank of Montreal Award for being the highest scoring first-year member of the pork club.
The Central Huron Swine Club won the Russell Bolton Memorial Trophy for top 4-H club corn exhibit at the Seaforth Fair. The club also won the Pickseed Canada Award.
The South Huron Sheep Club won the Cook’s Division of Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. Trophy for top 4-H club soybean exhibit at the Seaforth Fair. The club also won the Pickseed Canada Award for having the top 4-H Club, quarter bale of second cut Hay at the Seaforth fair; the John and Brandon Coleman Award for top 4-H cub halyage exhibit at the Seaforth Fair; the Hensall District Co-op Award for top 4-H club’s winter wheat exhibit at the Seaforth Fair and the Burn’s Acres Award for the top 4-H club white beans exhibit at the Seaforth Fair.
The Vincent Farm Equipment/Delta Power Trophy for top 4-H educational display went to the Hensall Life Skills Club.
SEAFORTH FAIR SWEEPSTAKES AWARDS
The TD Canada Trust Award for the champion 4-H Sweepstakes showperson went to Kirsten DeJong.
Connor Rodger of the Lucknow Beef Club and Emily Bieman of the Lucknow Field Crop Club won the Brandon Metske Heart and Soul 4-H Memorial Awards.