Cavalier County 4-H members and leaders were recognized for excellence at the 4-H Awards and Family Fun Day held in Munich on October 6. 4-H Awards Day honors all 4-H members and leaders for their hard work, dedication and involvement throughout the year. Parents and sponsors were thanked for their support of the 4-H program.
Activity awards that members received are based on a point system for participation in county events and completing a Cavalier County 4-H Year-in-Review Application. This year’s awards committee included Debbie Dawley of Munich and Lynn McGauvran of Osnabrock.
Beginner Activity Award (given to members 8 – 10 years old) was awarded to McKenzie Regner, Maria Muhs, Sarah Muhs and Maggie Iverson.
Beginner Outstanding Achievement Activity Award was awarded to Lydia Breddin.
The Preteen 4-H Activity Award (given to 4-H members 11 & 12 years of age) was awarded to Kartheek Chapara and Philomena Muhs. Preteen Outstanding Achievement Activity Award was awarded to Shanna Gette.
The Teen Activity Award (for members 13 years of age and older) was awarded to Tucker Regner, Lexi Bata, Raquel Bata and Marcus Iverson.
Teen Outstanding Achievement Activity Award was awarded to Xavier Breddin and Jiry Rosecrans. 4-H’ers recognized for outstanding work in specific project areas include:
Lydia Breddin: Arts & Crafts, Food & Nutrition, 4-year pin
McKenzie Regner: Visual Arts, Healthy Living, 5-year pin
Maria Muhs: Food & Nutrition, Visual Arts, 5-year pin
Sarah Muhs: Wood Science, Environment, 4-year pin
Maggie Iverson: Poultry, Veterinary Science, 3-year pin
Shanna Gette: Arts & Crafts, Photography, 6-year pin
Kartheek Chapara: Fine Arts, Arts & Crafts, 4-year pin
Philomena Muhs: Visual Arts, Poultry, 6-year pin
Lexi Bata: Clothing & Textiles, Arts & Crafts, 8-year pin
Xavier Breddin: Coding, Robotics, 4-year pin
Jiry Rosecrans: Wood Science, Arts & Crafts, 9-year pin
Tucker Regner: Arts & Crafts, Wood Science, 10-year pin
Raquel Bata: Arts & Crafts, Leadership, 11-year pin
Marcus Iverson: Engine, Tractors and Field Equipment, Industrial Arts, 2-year pin
Recognized for participating in the State 4-H Consumer Decision Making Event at the ND State Fair were Tucker Regner and Marcus Iverson. They teamed with Morton County seniors and placed 2nd, and Tucker placed 8th overall individual. The Leadership Award (for 4-H members 13 years and older and based on leadership experiences) was presented to Raquel Bata. On her leadership application Raquel shared, “Through 4-H I have gained many important skills including confidence, public speaking, decision making, leadership, community service and working with others.”
Tucker Regner and Raquel Bata shared their experiences of attending Extension Youth Conference (EYC) last summer in Fargo. EYC is a four-day camp put on and run by the North Dakota 4-H Ambassadors. This conference energizes and empowers youth with confidence necessary for success and leadership. EYC is for any youth who has completed seventh grade, and the youth does not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend.
New members joining 4-H were recognized and current members received their year-end completion pins.
4-H leaders were thanked for volunteering their time and talents to our 4-H clubs. Volunteers make a significant impact. The 4-H Youth Development program would not be possible without volunteers! Through their service, volunteers grow personally. They enrich the 4-H program and youth. They make our communities stronger. Certificates with years of service were presented to our leaders as follows:
• Langdon Cloverbuds: Bill & Marie Mack and Rebecca Breddin, 2 years • Munich Cloverbuds: Sheri Amble, 6 years; Samantha Beck, 3 years • Munich Magic: Sheri Amble and Amanda Buchweitz, both 6 years • Prairie Rose: Janelle Bata, 11 years; Julie Regner, 6 years and Rebecca Breddin, 4 years; Carissa Iverson, 2 years • Prairie Knights & Maidens: Laurie Morstad, 14 years • Archery: Lyle Long, 4 years and David Morstad, 6 years
The event was co-hosted by Extension Agent Anitha Chirumamilla and 4-H Ambassadors Raquel Bata and Tucker Regner, who did a fantastic job decorating, narrating, sharing their 4-H experiences and leading games. Ambassadors are a group of young adults ages 16- 22 who work to help North Dakota 4-H. Ambassadors also support local 4-H events by assisting NDSU extension agents.
Area businesses and organizations who donated to our 4-H program with cash donations include:
Horizon Financial, Dr. Eklof, Langdon Implement, Witzel Construction, Zeis Crop Insurance, Brian & Amanda Buchweitz, Alsen Farmers Elevator, Toby & Jill Armstrong, Gary Beck, Jason & Kim Wirth, Kathryn Carwile, Ken Carwile, Langdon Eagles Aerie 3454, FM Bank, Ladies Eagles Auxiliary, Mostad Insurance, Osnabrock Farmers Coop Elevator, United Communications, Cavalier Rural Electric and American Legion Post 98.
The Awards Day program was followed by family bowling and pizza at the Munich Bowling Alley.