Huron County 4-H hands out year-end awards - Dec. 21, 2017
BY DENNY SCOTT
The annual Huron County 4-H Award Program was held late last month and local competitors found themselves receiving numerous awards for their efforts in the group.
The Top Gate Sign Award was presented to Jessalyn Hendriks.
The Go for the Gold winning team was the Hensall Life Skill Team including Katelyn Parsons, Evan Krebs, Dugald MacIntosh and Ben Speer.
Krebs also received the Dedication Award for dedication to 4-H and received the Hill and Hill Farms Limited Award for High Senior Judge in the judging competition.
MacIntosh received the Outstanding Member Award for Hensall in the Life Skills competition.
MacIntosh also received a Libro Brook Project Award, finishing first in the novice division.
Other Libro project awards were presented to:
• Novice (9-11 years old): Matthew Maloney (second) and Grace Theophilopoulos and Courtney Gublemann who tied for third.
• Junior (12-14 years old): Ben Speer (first), Emily Bieman (second) and Grace Hallahan (third).
• Intermediate (15-17 years old): Evy Verschaeve (first) Jacob Flood (second).
• Senior (18-21 years old): Brad MacIntyre (first), Melissa MacIntyre (second) and Graham Falconer (third).
Outstanding Member Awards were also presented for each zone to Sarah Alexander (Grey), Abby Robinson (Wawanosh) and Brooklyn Hendriks (International Plowing Match Making Club).
The Ben Lobb Award, which is presented to top junior member in the essay competition, was presented to Julia DeJong.
The Warden’s Novice Award was taken by Megan Todd for being the top-scoring first year competitive member. Todd also received the Lucknow Co-op Award for high-scoring novice member in the sheep awards.
Todd also received the Hensall District Co-op Award for high novice judge in the competition.
Emily Bieman received the Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers Award for entering the champion 4-H fleece at the Seaforth Fall Fair. She also received the Lucknow Sheep Leaders Award for outstanding effort and contribution to the club and the Shillalah Farm Award for presenting the champion Ewe Lamb.
Bieman received the third-place finish in The Blyth Citizen Award press reporter book completion and was the Wawanosh 4-H member who best lived up to the 4-H motto of “Learn to do by doing.”
The motto Award also went to Courtney Gublemann in Grey, Clara Hern in Hensall and Jessalyn Hendriks for the IPM Match Making Club.
Bieman also received the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Award for highest overall judge score in the judging competition and the Hill and Hill Farms Limited Award for high junior judge.
The Judging Competition Award for high intermediate judge in the competition went to Myah Vingerhoeds.
The Ontario Plowmen’s Association Award, presented to outstanding agriculture Ontario 4-H Member, was a tie between Brad MacIntyre and Cole MacPherson, both of whom graduated from the 4-H program this year.
MacIntyre and MacPherson also tied for the Murray Cardiff Award for Top All-Round Member and MacIntyre received the Don Pullen Award for Highest Overall Score in the County.
MacPherson received the T.D. Canada Trust Award for being the Champion 4-H Sweepstakes Showperson at the Seaforth Fair.
MacIntyre also received one of two Brandon Metske Heart and Soul 4-H Memorial Awards for his work in the Lucknow Beef Club. He also received the Brussels Agri Services Award for being Champion Beef Showperson at the Seaforth Fall Fair and the Lawrence Beane Financial Award for High Senior Beef Showperson at the Seaforth Fall Fair. He also received the Stan Jackson Memorial Award for being the 4-H Beef member with the highest total score in the county.
The second Metske Memorial Award went to Maggie Durnin.
MacPherson also took the Grand Champion Steer Stan Jackson Memorial Awards. Other recipients included Dakota Coultes (second), Alycia Coultes (third) and Max Johnston (fourth).
Stan Jackson Memorial Awards for Grand Champion Heifer went to MacIntyre, followed by Ryan Smuck (second), Connor Rodger (third) and Ashley Higgins (fourth).
In the Beef Awards category, Alex Coultes took Home Town Custom Builders Award for Top Intermediate Showperson at the Seaforth Fall Fair.
The W.J. (Bill) Sproul Memorial Award, presented to the top beef group of three to the Lucknow Beef Club’s Brad MacIntyre, Tyler Murray and Conner Rodger.
Miles Johnson received the Huron County Beef Producers Association Award for top novice beef member.
Mackenzie Terpstra took the Bank of Montreal Award for first year member with a highest score in the Swine Awards.
The Huron County Pork Producers’ Award for Reserve Champion Showperson at the Seaforth Fair was presented to Nard Ruygrok.
The Scotia Bank Award was won by Anna Fear. The award is presented to the champion swine showperson at the Seaforth Fall Fair.
Darcy Fear took the John Watson Award for champion market pig. Darcy also received the Huron County Pork Producers’ Association Award for being the highest score 4-H Swine Club member and the Bill Leeming Memorial Award for in the Sodbuster category for best finish on Junior Day.
Shawn Ryan received the TD Canada Trust Award for being the top 4-H Plow Person. Ryan also received the Ross Gordon Memorial Award for best crown on Junior Day and the Agvise Award for being the Sodbuster member with highest points at the International Plowing Match.
Craig Baan received one of two Sodbuster Leaders’ Awards for being the most dedicated Sodbuster member.
The Sodbuster Leaders’ Award for most improved member was presented to Chris Baker.
The Townsend Tire Award, presented to the Youngest Member of the Sodbuster Club, was presented to Johnny Ryan.
Jack Grobbink received the McGavin Farm Equipment Award for being the highest scoring first-year Sodbuster member.
The Steve Corbett Award for highest scoring in the Sodbusters Club was presented to Darnell Francis.
The South Huron Sheep Leaders Award for outstanding effort went to Kylie MacGregor.
Graham Falconer claimed the Doug Kennedy Award for Reserve Champion Sheep Showperson at the Seaforth Fall Fair.
Troy Coultes received the Lisa Thompson Award for champion 4-H Sheep Showperson at the Seaforth Fair.
Troy also received the Maple Ridge Beef Farm Award for Champion Junior Beef Showperson.
Max Johnson received the Green’s Meat Market Award for champion market lamb.
The Old Mill Award for highest score member of a 4-H Sheep Club went to Evy Verschaeve.
The Judging Competition Team Award went to Emily Bieman, Brooklyn Hendriks, Megan Metske and Katelyn Parsons.
In the Goat club awards, Sarah Hendriks received the Joan Van Sligtenhorst Award of Merit for member showing most improvement.
The Goat Club Leaders Award for top novice member was presented to Ty Hoggart.
Kirsten DeJong claimed the Joan Van Sligtenhorst Award of Merit for highest scoring goat member.
In the dairy awards, The Huron Holstein Awards for top and second highest scoring holstein calf went to Adeline Treble and Isaac Van Soest, respectively.
Van Soest also received the D & D Glass Award for Reserve Champion 4-H Dairy Showperson.
Emily Franken received the Huron Bay Co-op Award for Champion 4-H Dairy Showperson at the Seaforth Fall Fair.
The Auburn Co-op Trophy was presented to Kailey Hallahan for being reserve Champion 4-H Dairy Calf.
The Member of Orr Insurance and Investment Group Award was presented to Rebecca Franken.
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Award for highest scoring member of the 4-H Dairy Club was presented to Connor Rodger.
The Scotia Bank Showperson Award for top novice dairy club winner in Goderich was presented to Kailey Hallahan.
The Vincent Farm Equipment/Delta Power Trophy Award for top 4-H Educational Display at the Seaforth Fall Fair was awarded to the South Huron Sheep Club.
The South Huron club also received the John and Brandon Coleman Award for having the best haylage exhibit at the Seaforth Fall Fair and the Pickseed Canada Award for having the top 1/4 bale of second cut hay at the Seaforth Fall Fair.
The South Huron club also received the Russell Bolton Memorial Trophy for top corn exhibit at the Seaforth Fall Fair.
The Central Huron Swine Club earned the Hensall District Co-Op Award for top club winter wheat exhibit at the Seaforth Fall Fair and the Burn’s Farm Supply Award for top soybeans exhibit at the Seaforth Fall Fair. The club also received the Pickseed Canada Award for top 1/4 bale of first cut hay at the Seaforth Fall Fair.
The Central Huron club also received the Cook’s Division of Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. Trophy for top white bean exhibit at the Seaforth Fair.
Receiving volunteer recognition pins were Paul Coultes (25 years); Mary Ellen Foran (15 years); Monique Baan and Eileen George (10 years); Heather Barger, Christine MacIntyre, Christian Feldskov, Marion Feldskov and Rebecca Miller (five years) and Cheryl Becker, Kyndra Kienapple and Valerie Todd (one year).
Club competition awards were as follows:
• 42 and 48 Club Completions: Bronwyn Garniss
• 24 Club Completions Josephine Snyder
• 18 Club Completions Berlyn Garniss, Brooklyn Hendriks, Evan Krebs and Shawn Ryan.
• 12 Club Completions: Sarah Alexander, Patrick Angst, Emily Bieman, Sarah Durnin, Darcy Fear, Rebecca Franken, Berlyn Garniss, Katrina Gublemann, Jessalyn Hendriks, Brad MacIntyre, Cole MacPherson, Connor Rodger, Tara Snyder, Benjamin Speer, MacKenzie Terpstra and Wesley Terpstra.
• Six Club Completions: Chris Baker, Austin Bieman, Troy Coultes, Emily Dearing, Berlyn Garniss, Grace Hallahan, Max Johnston, Nicholas McArter, Abby Robinson, Wesley Terpstra, Grace Hallahan and Mason Weber.