Teen ambassadors named to promote 4-H in Lake County

2013-02-18T00:00:00Z Teen ambassadors named to promote 4-H in Lake CountyBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
February 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Lake County 4-H Program introduced the members of its 2013 4-H Ambassador Board at the annual 4-H Leadership Recognition Banquet last month in Cedar Lake.

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

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

The 2013 Ambassadors are:

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

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

Jenna Jurczyk, 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, 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, son of Joe and Susan Kresich, of Highland, a member of the Griffith Grinners 4-H Club and a home schooled high school junior.

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

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

Hannah Millard, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

Also 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 as a 4-H volunteer. During his 4-H career, he 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 its 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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