Medina Journal-Register — The Orleans County 4-H Senior Council hosted a hunting themed Achievement Night on Oct. 24 to recognize their peers’ contributions to a successful 4-H year. Awards and recognition were given to 4-Hers and clubs who had gone above and beyond in the 2012-2013 4-H program year.
The Horse Program Development Committee recognized two 4-Hers by presenting them with the H.P.D.C. Award, which is given to Junior and Senior 4-H members who have demonstrated leadership within Orleans County 4-H, faithfully performed community service, and proven themselves to be excellent role models for other 4-H members. This year, the Jr. H.P.D.C. Award was given to Loren Beam and the Sr. Award was given to Kristy Mundaniohl.
Clubs having 100 percent re-enrollment were: Busy Bees, H.O.R.S.E., K-9 Companions, Kendall Country Kids, Lazy Ranchers, Leaf No Plant Behind, Lyndonville Mongrels, Needle Threaders, Orleans County (O.C.) Buds, O.C. Robotics, O.C. Beef Club, O.C. Goat Herders, O.C. Heelers, O.C. Horsefeathers, O.C. Meat Goat Producers, Rabbit Raisers, Outback Orleans, Paw Praisers, and the Wranglers.
The Super Clubs for the past 4-H programming year were also announced. They received certificates recognizing their outstanding efforts and participation in 4-H events. The 2012-2013 Super Club award recipient in the large-size club category was the Lyndonville Mongrels and the runner up was the Rabbit Raisers. In the medium-size club category, Leaf No Plant Behind won the title and the Lazy Ranchers were the runner up. The top club in the small-size club category was the O.C. Buds.
The Dedicated Journalist Award recognizes a 4-H Club Reporter who turns in eight or more news reports for the 4-H News on-time during the program year. This award was presented to Brooke Kiefer of the K-9 Companions 4-H Club.