4-H awards showcase youth accomplishments

4-H Award WinnersSummer awards programs showcased 4-H accomplishments for the year. Four senior 4-H members (age 15-19) were honored with the S.C. 4-H Presidential Tray, the highest honor a state 4-H member can receive. The award recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in leadership, citizenship and project work. This year’s winners and their county are: Amber Ettinger (Laurens), Jonathan Graham (Charleston), Stephen Steward (York) and Seth Steedly (Charleston). Each was awarded a $1,500 college scholarship.
 
Four senior 4-H members were selected to attend the 2010 National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC, based on their portfolio of work and interviews with 4-H leaders. Winners are: Ashlyn Bassett (Chester), Stephen Steward (York), Anna Sue Pinson (Laurens) and Michael Winningham (Charleston). They will receive a $500 college scholarship.
 
Twelve senior 4-H members were selected to attend the 2009 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, based on their portfolio of work. Winners are: Taylor Gallardo (Charleston), Robert Gore (Chester), Lance Haymaker (Charleston), Sarah Lanier (Charleston), Lauren Masters (Charleston), Chelsea Nichols (Saluda), David Placko (Charleston), Larabeth Schurlknight (Berkeley), Lauren Schuster (Lancaster), Christopher Sumpter (Sumter), Rachael Stansfield (Richland), and Timothy White (Richland). They will receive a $500 college scholarship.
 
Three adult volunteers were honored with the Glen Krohn Memorial Award for Volunteerism for their outstanding contributions to 4-H youth in South Carolina: Cheryl Ettinger (Laurens), Marilyn Singletary (Orangeburg) and Bonnie Steele (Chester).


For more information: Susie Groomes, 864-656-3848, sgrms@clemson.edu or www.clemson.edu/4h/