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4-H awards are given out

Bob Koreski

Douglas County 4-H recognized outstanding members, volunteers and community supporters on Nov. 4 at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. The awards banquet was an exciting end to another wonderful 4-H year.

Ted Tiffany, president of Gardnerville/Carson Valley Kiwanis, presented over $700 in cash prizes to 4-H members for work on their portfolios. A portfolio documents the projects and achievement of the 4-H member during the past year. Awards were given according to 4-H age groups. This year’s winners were:

n Cloverbud, younger than 9 years old, Jessica Kolbus and Mishaf Rawaf.

n Junior, 9-10 years old, first, Charlie Pedrett; second, Trevor Kolbus; third, Jennifer Hedgecock; fourth, Ben Wood; and fifth, Rawaf Rawaf.

n Intermediate, 11-13 years old, first, Nikki Clark; second, Russell Pedrett; third, Tyrel Dressler; fourth, Katie Merry; and fifth, James Foster.

n Senior, 14-19 years old, first, Boo Hulsey; second, Michelle Enyeart; third, Nichole Allsip; fourth, Brooke Muriset; and fifth, Crystal Hellwinkel.

Additional recognition went to Don Cox of Coast to Coast and Dr. Steven Talbot as Outstanding Friends of 4-H. Angie Shalemberger, for her work with the Happy Heelers Dog Club, was awarded the Outstanding volunteer, and Tonja Dressler was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Teacher. Outstanding members awards went to Cloverbud Brian Hoskin, Junior Charlie Pedrett, Intermediate Nikki Clark, and Senior Crystal Hellwinkel.

Everyone involved in Douglas County 4-H is a winner, and we are all looking forward to another stellar year in 1997-98. If you would like information on how to get involved in 4-H activities, call the Douglas County Cooperative Extension Office at 782-9960.