NORMAN — The Cleveland County 4-H hosted its annual awards banquet Aug. 24. The theme for the evening was “Oceans of Opportunity … Waves of Change.”
Awards were given by several local donors. Old Town Brokers sponsored the Honorary 4-H members’ awards, which were given to Sharon Morrow, Theresa Bragg and Ellen Wood for their dedication to the Cleveland County 4-H program.
The Friends of 4-H Award is sponsored by the 4-H Foundation; this year’s recipients were Carol and Byron Doner and Kinnamon Construction. Cleveland County Farmers Union sponsored a plaque honoring the Outstanding 4-H Club. The plaque was given to the Trailblazer’s 4-H, a club dedicated to horse education and showing horses.
Dale and Billie West recognized the top two 2012 Cleveland County 4-H Fair exhibitors with a 4-H jacket. The recipients were Karina Feng of Norman and Nicholas Lampman of Moore. Healthy Living Incentive Awards sponsored by the Bragg family went to Conrad Moffat, Alexys Hyde, Jacob Hyde, Jennifer Jones, Gracie Moody, Magnolia Ireland, Faith Shrabel, Hannah Shrabel, Rachel Lewis, Halle Dover, Karina Feng, Sarah Spellman, Hayden Meiser and Isabella Curling.
The Daugherty family sponsored the public speaking awards which went to Tyler Jenkins, Meaghan Coats, Nick Lampman, MeShelle “Shelley” Hamilton, Abigail Jenkins, Elly Rex, Erick LeMaster, Rachel Martin, Kearra Zachary, Cearra Zachary, Isabella McKibbon and Magnolia Ireland.
Gene and Judy McKown sponsored the Animal Science Awards, which were given to Junior Division: Tyler Jenkins of Norman, Intermediate: Connor Young of Norman, and Senior: Jennifer Jones of Little Axe. The Peanut Award sponsored by the Oklahoma Peanut Commission went to Junior: Hannah Shrabel of Lexington and Senior: Rachel Lewis of Lexington. The Dairy Award sponsored by the Southwest Dairy Center went to Meaghan Coats of Noble. The Oklahoma Water Resource Board sponsored the Water Conservation, Protection, and Utilization Award which went to Meshelle “Shelley” Hamiliton of Norman. Oklahoma Electric Coop sponsored the Electric Award, this year’s winners were Junior: Nicholas Lampman of Norman and Senior: Connor Young.