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Franklin County 4-H awards

December 07, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County 4-H annual recognition banquet, which was sponsored by the 4-H Development Committee, was held recently in Chambersburg.

Lindsay Upperman, 4-H County Council president, served as mistress of ceremonies where 62 members of 4-H were recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year. Certificates of appreciation were given to more than 145 volunteers for their dedication to the 4-H program.

Special Awards included Alumni Awards - Jenevieve Keller and Virginia Christman; The Seeing Eye Award - Emily McKelvey; "I Dare You" Leadership Awards - Austin Rotz and Kayla Vickers; Junior Achievement Award - Skyler Reichard and Lakin Rotz; and Keystone Award Winners, who will represent the state at 4-H National Congress in Atlanta, Ga. - Rachel Frantz and Imari Scarbrough.

This year's Outstanding 4-H'er was Imari Scarbrough.

The Seeing Eye 4-H Puppy Club and Eastern Dairy tied for first place in the club scrapbook competition.

This year, the group also recognized teen leaders who helped at two or more county or regional events. This year's honorees were Teresa Bryson, Addie Frantz, Rachel Frantz, Brittni Hull, Jenna Lehman, Jessi McClure, Austin Rotz, Collin Scarbrough, Imari Scarbrough, Quinn Scarbrough, Matthew Timmons, Lindsay Upperman, Kayla Vickers, Samuel Wingert and Nicholas Wingert.

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Volunteers receiving special recognition for years of service were as follows: 35 years - Dennis Crider; 25 years - Ann Newburger; 20 years - Karen Goodman; 15 years - Jamie Hartman; 10 years - Linda Bryson, Jane Upperman and Steve Upperman; and five years - Jeffery Bryson and Becky Sempowski.

4-H is the youth program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. If you would like information on Franklin County 4-H, call Karen Hack at 717-263-9226.

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