By Jessie Furnish
The Norman Transcript
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.
The Special Project Awards are presented to 4-H members who have excelled in a project area during the past year. These awards began with the 4-H Agriculture Awards which are sponsored by Sid and Shirley Calvert and were received by Conrad Moffat, Giovanna Riggs, and McKay Bronn.
The Personal Development Award sponsored by Carl and Mary Sue Sanders were received by Timothy Whitehead, Karina Feng, Annie Bragg and Kaylee Young. Family Consumer Science Awards are sponsored by Michelle Landolt and were received by Alexys Hyde, Elizabeth Morrow, Connor Young and Patrick Schrank. Burns and Stowers PC sponsored the Conservation of Natural Resources Awards and were presented to Nicholas Lampman, Magnolia Ireland, Braden Young and Jennifer Jones.
The Safety Award sponsored by Marilyn Brockhaus was received by Gabby Bettes, Elly Rex, Pranshu Adhikari and Jessica Morrow. Oklahoma Electric Coop sponsored the Electric Award and was presented to Rachel Martin, Rachel Lewis and Kyla Lewis.
The Focus Area Awards recognize work completed by a member in each of the state 4-H program areas. Health and Wellness award given by Isobel Knoepfli was received by Annie Bragg of Norman. Sarah Soell sponsored the Family Strengths Award which was given to Kaylee Young of Norman.
Patrick Schrank of Norman as the winner of the Science and Technology Award was sponsored by Ron Coulter. Joann Oliver sponsored the Conservation and Natural Resources Award which was given to Connor Young of Norman.
Several 4-H’ers received gate signs sponsored by the Mappes Family. Individual club medals were sponsored by: Vernon and Gene McKown of Ideal Homes and the Brockhaus Family. The William J. Danforth Award went to Lauren Schrank of Norman and McKay Bronn of Lexington.
The Jewell Griffin Award and State Citation Award were given to Jennifer Jones for her achievement in winning a Level 1 State Record Book. Rep. Josh Cockroft was present to present Jennifer with her state citation. Other state winners included Kyla Lewis and Emily Morrow both winning scholarships.
Braden Young was honored as one of the 10 selected from across the country to attend and participate in a youth hunt later this year through the Quality Deer Management Association. Kaylee Young was recognized for accomplishments this past year by being chosen as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit Community Award.
The Patsy Hansmeyer Memorial Award sponsored by the Mappes Family was presented to Jessica Morrow. The George Zabawa Memorial Award sponsored by the Zabawa Family was awarded to Karina Feng.
Jerry and Elizabeth Loeffelholz sponsored the 4-H Volunteer of Year Award, which was given to Carol Doner. The Lifetime volunteer award for the Cleveland County sponsored by Sam and Glenna Ott was presented to Tammy Swenson.
Junior Record Book Awards are sponsored by Sarah Soell and Brenda Hill. This year’s winners are: First year: Alexys Hyde and Elly Rex; second year: Conrad Moffat and Nicholas Lampman; third year: Elizabeth Morrow and Karina Feng; and fifth year: Connor Young and Annie Bragg.
The New Hope Home and Community Education Group sponsored $25 each toward the Outstanding Junior Member Awards, which were awarded to Karina Feng, Annie Bragg, Connor Young, and Nicholas Lampman.
The Moffat Family sponsored the Senior Record Book Awards which were presented to Patrick Schrank, Lauren Schrank, Jennifer Jones, Kaylee Young, Braden Young, Jessica Morrow, Kyla Lewis and McKay Bronn. Langston’s Western Store sponsored the best First Time Record Book Award; this year’s was awarded to Braden Young. Key Club Awards were given to Patrick Schrank and Jessica Morrow.
Cleveland County Farm Bureau agent Darrell David sponsored the Senior Achievement Award and the recipient was Jennifer Jones. Patrick Schrank and Kaylee Young were the recipients of the Senior Citizenship and Leadership Awards sponsored by Hopewell Home and Community Education Group. The 2012-2013 Hall of Fame Award winners were Kyla Lewis and Patrick Schrank, sponsored by Blunck’s Studio of Moore, Janice McCalip and Gene and Judy McKown.