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2015 DELAWARE COUNTY 4-H TEEN COUNTY CHAMPIONS

Photo (l-r):

(front row) George Machala, Franklin; Molly Lobdell, Deposit; Alexis Pernice, Hamden; Emma Healey, Walton; Tracer Howland, Franklin, Emily Roach, 4-H Community Educator; John Hannum, 4-H Team Leader

(back row) Diane Meredith, CCE Board of Directors President; Mikayla Perncie, Hamden; Jamie Dugan, Hamden; Abigail Dennis, Treadwell; Emily Richards, Walton; Gregory Zuill, Davenport; Sky Stankiewicz, Walton; Mike Steele, 4-H Program Issue Committee President 



(missing from photo) Raina Howe, Walton; Cassidy Smith, Delhi 

 

4-H TEENS RECOGNIZED FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Emily Roach, 4-H Community Educator

 

Friday, January 15th was a night of excitement, friendship, and good times when the 4-H Teens of Delaware County, who submitted completed 4-H Member Record Books, came together to be recognized for all of their accomplishments during the 2014-2015 4-H year. 

 

Members and their families shared a dinner together which was provided by Delaware County 4-H, followed by an awards ceremony.

 

4-H Community Educator, Emily Roach, welcomed the teens and their families and offered a few thoughts on the past year.  Diane Meredith, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County Board of Directors President, explained how the evening was all about the great teens who were in attendance and that everyone is proud of the teen’s hard work and accomplishments.  Diane had the teens get into pairs and work together to answer a few prepared questions.  Then the teens introduced each other, and explained what projects/activities each one did in 4-H, what they liked about 4-H, and who each teen wanted to recognize and thank related to 4-H.  Many of the teens thanked their parents and club leaders for pushing them to do their best, in all that they do, including 4-H.  This was a great activity and it was awesome hearing about the teen’s accomplishments and who they were grateful for.  Michael Steele, 4-H Program Issue Committee Chairman and 4-H representative on the CCE of Delaware County Board of Directors handed out certificates and awards to the teens. 

 

After the awards ceremony, everyone enjoyed dessert and time to catch-up before heading for home.

 

Thank you to Diane and Michael for taking the time to attend and help out at this year’s 4-H Teen Recognition Night event.  

 

Results for 4-H Teen County Champion Awards:

 

ABIGAIL DENNIS, Treadwell - Independent Member

CLOTHING & TEXTILES - FASHION REVUE – GARDENING & HORTICULTURE –

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO – PUBLIC SPEAKING

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JAMIE DUGAN, Hamden - Country Cousins

HEALTHY LIVING

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EMMA HEALEY, Walton - Crafty Kids

COOKING – FOOD & NUTRITION

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RAINA HOWE, Walton - Country Bumpkins

CAVY – JUDGING – HEALTHY LIVING

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TRACER HOWLAND, Franklin - Trael Pets

BEEF CATTLE – DAIRY CATTLE - SWINE

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MOLLY LOBDELL, Deposit - Del-Bros

POULTRY – HOME ENVIRONMENT

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GEORGE MACHALA, Franklin - Little Clovers

AEROSPACE – GOATS – VISUAL ARTS

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ALEXIS PERNICE, Hamden - Thundering Hooves

HORSE – FASHION REVUE

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MIKAYLA PERNICE, Hamden - Thundering Hooves

AGRICULTURE – VETERINARY SCIENCE

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EMILY RICHARDS, Walton - Crafty Kids

COOKING – DOGS – FOOD & NUTRITION – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

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CASSIDY SMITH, Delhi - Maple Ridge 4-H

HOME ENVIRONMENT - RABBITS

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SKY STANKIEWICZ, Walton - Independent Member

HORSE

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GREGORY ZUILL, Davenport - Backyard Critters

CAVY - SHEEP

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ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member

Tracer Howland, Franklin – Trael Pets

George Machala, Franklin – Little Clovers

Cassidy Smith, Delhi – Maple Ridge

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CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member

Emma Healey, Walton – Crafty Kids

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COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member

Molly Lobdell, Deposit – Del-Bros

George Machala, Franklin – Little Clovers

Emily Richards, Walton – Crafty Kids

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LEADERSHIP AWARD

Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member

George Machala, Franklin – Little Clovers

Emily Richards, Walton – Crafty Kids

Gregory Zuill, Davenport – Backyard Critters

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 4-H TEEN TRIP WINNERS

 AGRI-BUSINESS CAREER TRIP to Cobleskill and the Albany area

Awarded to teens who may be interested in a career in Agri-Business.

Winners - Raina Howe, Walton – Country Bumpkins; Tracer Howland, Franklin – Trael Pets; Mikayla Pernice, Hamden – Thundering Hooves; Sky Stankiewicz, Walton – Independent Member

Alternate - Alexis Pernice, Hamden – Thundering Hooves

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STATE TEEN ACTION REPRESENTATIVES RETREAT (STARR)

The STARR Program is a three day, fun-filled event held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, where 4-H teens participate in a variety of workshops and activities meant to challenge, excite, and further develop life skills.

Winners - Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member; Jamie Dugan, Hamden – Country Cousins; Raina Howe, Walton – Country Bumpkins; Molly Lobdell, Deposit – De-Bros; Mikayla Pernice, Hamden – Thundering Hooves; Emily Richards, Walton – Crafty Kids

Alternates - Emma Healey, Walton – Crafty Kids; George Machala, Franklin – Little Clovers; Alexis Pernice, Hamden – Thundering Hooves; Cassidy Smith, Delhi – Maple Ridge

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4-H CAPITAL DAYS TRIP to Albany

Awarded on the basis of citizenship, leadership, ability and overall achievement.  The participants in this program spend two days with 4-Hers from every county in New York State meeting with senators and assemblymen, touring the Capitol, Legislative Office Building, and State Museum.

Winners - Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member; Molly Lobdell, Deposit – Del-Bros

Alternates - Emma Healey, Walton – Crafty Kids; Raina Howe, Walton – Country Bumpkins; Emily Richards, Walton – Crafty Kids

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4-H CAREER EXPLORATION TRIP to Cornell

An opportunity for youth to explore the resources of Cornell University.  The three days are a chance to learn about science and technology, check out college life, and develop leadership skills through one of several special programs.

Winners - Jamie Dugan, Hamden – Country Cousins; Tracer Howland, Franklin – Trael Pets; George Machala, Franklin – Little Clovers; Alexis Pernice, Hamden – Thundering Hooves; Emily Richards, Walton – Crafty Kids; Cassidy Smith, Delhi – Maple Ridge

Alternates - Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member; Raina Howe, Walton – Country Bumpkins; Mikayla Pernice, Hamden – Thundering Hooves

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HONOR AWARD TRIP to NEW YORK CITY

A cultural trip and selection is based on accomplishment and achievements in 4-H.

Winners - Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member; Emma Healey, Walton – Crafty Kids; Mikayla Pernice, Hamden – Thundering Hooves; Emily Richards, Walton – Crafty Kids

Alternate - Raina Howe, Walton –  - Country Bumpkins; Tracer Howland, Franklin – Trael Pets

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CAREER EXPLORATION TRIP to Vermont

A trip where teens will explore careers and participate in cultural experiences.

Winners - Abigail Dennis, Treadwell – Independent Member; Mikayla Pernice, Hamden – Thundering Hooves

Alternate - Raina Howe, Walton – Country Bumpkins



 

YOUTH PROTECTION GUIDELINES

Dear 4-H Leaders and Volunteers,

 

Please find below the Cornell Cooperative Extension: Youth Protection Guidelines for 4-H Leaders and Volunteers for 4-H Leaders and Volunteers. These guidelines were written to minimize the potential for child abuse and false accusations. We feel it is important for all of us, working with youth, to adhere to these guidelines.

These guidelines have been approved by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Directors.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding these guidelines.

PDF:  Youth Protection Guidelines

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What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H'ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities (Cornell University in New York). In Delaware County, thousands of youth between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in traditional clubs, special interest groups, and school enrichment programs.

PHOTO CLARIFICATION

Dear 4-H Leaders and Volunteers,

There have been some recent changes to the way we can publicize our 4-Hers accomplishments. We hope the examples given below will help clarify the situation. Some of you may notice they are different from what we published last month. We had a conversation and received clarification from our risk management company on what is permissible. We apologize for the confusion. The main point is to protect our children’s online privacy and keep them safe.

CCE PUBLICATIONS/NEWSPAPER

1.  Full names and towns are fine. No address. Example: Tim Chevy of Franklin wins herdsmanship ribbon.

2. Pictures with full names are fine. No address. Example: Tim Chevy and Dan Ford are shown walking dogs at the humane society. 

ONLINE/WEB

Pictures online may not have names or addresses. We already follow this policy. Example: camp weekly pictures, pictures taken at fair, and Facebook.

When you sign the Photo Release to join or reenroll in 4-H, this is how we will handle any photos taken. If you do not want your child’s picture taken, then don’t sign the photo release, and let us know.

Please contact Emily Roach or John Hannum, if you have any questions by calling 607-865-6531 or emailing esc33@cornell.edu or jth44@cornell.edu