AMARILLO - Twenty-seven outstanding 4-H members from the Panhandle area were honored at the 55th annual Gold Star Banquet for District l on Oct. 15 at the Alumni Banquet Facility of West Texas A&M University in Canyon.
Â Â Â Â To qualify for the Gold Star Award, the highest 4-H honor at the county level, a 4-Hâ€™er must be a least l5 years old, have completed three years of club work, be an active member and complete a record book, said Brandon Dukes, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H and youth development specialist. 4-H is the youth program of AgriLife Extension.
Â Â Â Â â€śThe award is intended to stimulate winners to higher achievement and to encourage other young people to participate in the county 4-H program,â€ť Dukes said.Â
Â Â Â Â Â The following recipients were recognized by Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension district administrator, and Dukes:
Armstrong County â€“ Ashley Jones; Carson â€“ Jodie Detten; Collingsworth County â€“ Tara BreAnn Ward; Deaf Smith County â€“ Paula Sue Adams, Joanna Louder; Donley County â€“ Austin Adams, Tres Hommel; Gray County â€“ Macy Cochran; Hall County â€“ Wesley Hawthorne; Hansford County â€“ Jennifer Crowl, Callie Stedje; Hartley â€“ Esther VanDijk, Rebekah Van Dijk; Hutchinson â€“ Julia Jack; Moore County â€“ Jessica Fischbacher, Clayton Goodwin; Ochiltree County â€“ Brianna Jines, Nathan Jines; Oldham County â€“ Hannah Allemand, Joni Wagner; Potter County â€“ Sierra Bailey, Bailey Harkins; Randall County â€“ Abby McCarty, Alyssa Quay Owen, Rachel Smith; and Sherman County â€“ Connor Lowry, Trenton Stone.Â Â Â
Â Â Â Â Â Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative, Greenbelt Electric Cooperative, Lighthouse Electric Cooperative, North Plains Electric, Swisher Electric Cooperative and Rita Blanca Electric sponsored the annual banquet.
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Picture courtesy of Diana Jack.