Lake County 4-H program introduces new members, honors others

2013-01-30T15:41:00Z 2013-01-30T16:02:23Z Lake County 4-H program introduces new members, honors othersJulie Jones | 4-H Youth Development Director nwitimes.com
January 30, 2013 3:41 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | The Lake County 4-H program introduced the members of the 2013 4-H Ambassador Board at the annual 4-H Leadership Recognition Banquet held Jan. 24 at the Great Oaks Banquets in Cedar Lake.

Twenty young people will serve as representatives of the 4-H program throughout the coming year and will be eligible for additional awards and scholarships. The Ambassadors were chosen based on their records of achievement in 4-H projects and activities, leadership experience, and community service.

The 4-H Ambassadors assist with program activities, including events at the Lake County Fair. They also work to increase public awareness of 4-H and encourage more young people to participate.

The 2013 Lake County 4-H Ambassadors:

Charlie Bayne is the son of Chuck and Laura Bayne of Cedar Lake, a member of the Saddle & Spurs 4-H Club, and a junior at Hanover High School.

Catherine Berger is the daughter of Brian and Ann Berger of Crown Point, a member of the Crown Clovers 4-H Club, and a sophomore at Crown Point High School.

Megan Berger is the daughter of Brian and Ann Berger of Crown Point, a member of the Crown Clovers 4-H Club, and a freshman at Crown Point High School.

Garrett Corning is the son of Gary and Trudy Corning of Lowell, a member of the Shelby Ag 4-H Club, and a senior at Lowell High School.

Robert Corning is the son of Gary and Trudy Corning of Lowell, a member of the Shelby Ag 4-H Club, and a freshman at Lowell High School.

Sarah Dingman is the daughter of Michael and Diana Dingman of Schererville, a member of the Rockin’ Clovers 4-H Club, and a sophomore at Lake Central High School.

Anna Marie Gianni, is the daughter of Richard and Victoria Gianni of Crown Point, a member of the Saddle & Spurs 4-h Club, and a junior at Crown Point High School.

Julie Javorka is the daughter of Pete and Laura Javorka of Lansing, IL, a member of the Lucky Clovers 4-H Club, and a freshman at Marian Catholic High School.

Jenna Jurczyk is the daughter of Robert and Helen Jurczyk of Merrillville, a member of the Equestrian Express 4-H Club, and a sophomore at Merrillville High School.

Annie Kennelly is the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Kennelly of Lowell, a member of the Hanover Haymakers 4-H Club, and a junior at Lowell High School.

Matt Kresich is the son of Joe and Susan Kresich of Highland, a member of the Griffith Grinners 4-H Club, and is homeschooled and in the 11th grade.

Caroline Kvachkoff is the daughter of Doug and Patty Kvachkoff of Crown Point, a member of the Crown Clovers 4-H Club, and is a sophomore at Crown Point High School.

Thomas Kvachkoff is the son of Doug and Patty Kvachkoff of Crown Point, a member of the Crown Clovers 4-H Club, and is a freshman at Crown Point High School.

Hannah Millard is the daughter of Chris Millard of St. John and Alyssa Millard of Schererville, a member of the St. John Spitfires 4-H Club, and a junior at Lake Central High School.

Emily Reed is the daughter of Thomas and Kristine Reed of Crown Point, a member of the Crown Clovers 4-H Club, and a freshman at Crown Point High School.

Jenny Reed is the daughter of Jim and Jan Reed of Lowell, a member of the Riley 4-H Club, and a junior at Lowell High School.

Joe Reed is the son of Jim and Jan Reed of Lowell, a member of the Riley 4-H Club, and a junior at Lowell High School.

Sarah Reed is the daughter of Thomas and Kristine Reed of Crown Point, a member of the Crown Clovers 4-H Club, and a senior at Crown Point High School.

Susan Reed is the daughter of Thomas and Kristine Reed of Crown Point, a member of the Crown Clovers 4-H Club, and a junior at Crown Point High School.

Brandilyn Stockton-Fresso is the daughter of Pamela Stockton and Frank Fresso, Jr. of Dyer, a member of the RPFF 4-H Club, and a sophomore at Lake Central High School.

Others were also honored at the event. Lake County 4-H adult volunteers and Junior Leaders received pins in recognition of their years of service, sponsored by Lake County Farm Bureau.

Charles “Chuck” Hein was recognized for 50 years of service as a 4-H volunteer. During his 4-H career, he has served as one of the leaders of the Saddle & Spurs 4-H Club and has had an active role in the 4-H Public Speaking, Livestock Judging, and Horse and Pony programs.

Also at the banquet, the Lake County 4-H Club Committee introduced four incoming members of their Board of Directors: adult volunteers Helen Gutyan and Amy Hein, and 4-H Junior Leaders Abigail DeWitt, Lowell High School, and Josephine Gianni, Col. John Wheeler Middle School.

For more information about 4-H youth development programs in Lake County, contact the Purdue Extension office at (219) 755-3240 or visit www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/lake.

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