Top 4-H members to be honored

By Chrissy Karrer | Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Two outstanding 4-H Club members from Wise County will be honored at the Rolling Plains District 3 4-H Gold Star and Leader Recognition Luncheon Banquet at 11:30 am, Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Multi-Purpose Events Center in Wichita Falls.

Among the top 4-Hers in the District being honored will be Kendall Vawter and Kara Demmitt.

Kendall was a Bridgeport 4-H member and is the daughter of Troy and Janie Vawter.

Kara was a Chico 4-H member and is the daughter of Gary and Chelia Demmitt.

Both Gold Star Winners now attend Tarleton State University and are majoring in nursing.

Also recognized will be outstanding volunteer leader Jeannette Ward, photography project leader. The luncheon will feature the Honorable Janice Sons as guest speaker. The luncheon is planned and conducted by the District 3 4-H council executive committee. District 3 Council officers from Wise County include Slidell 4-H member Caitlin Pruett, public relations Chair; and Alvord 4-H member Christian Cross, webmaster.

To qualify for the Gold Star Award, the highest 4-H honor at the county level, a 4-Her must be at least 15 years old, participate in 4-H for three years, complete a 4-H Recordbook and have at least three 4-H projects.

“The award is intended to stimulate winners to higher achievement and to encourage other young people to participate in the county 4-H program,” said Kelli Lehman, Extension program specialist.

The awards will be presented by Miles Dabovich, district extension administrator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. 4-H is the youth program of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a part of the Texas A&M University System.

Chrissy Karrer is a Wise County Extension agent.

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