Washington County 4-H handed out awards at its annual recognition night recently.
4-H scholarship winners
Distribution of scholarships is an annual event at the 4-H recognition night. Mary Ellen Waltemire, MCE West Region director, assisted with the scholarships:
Washington County 4-H Dairy Scholarship, $500 - Spencer Leggett and Tracey Forsythe
Washington County Association for Family & Community Scholarship, $200 - Leanna Young
Washington County Horse Council 4-H Scholarship, $250 - Matthew Johnson
Washington County 4-H Market Sale Committee Scholarship, $500 - Erin Canfield and Katie Frey
Hall of Fame
The 4-H Hall of Fame award went to Donna Schmidt, who began as a 4-H parent 22 years ago and took over as the Bits N Bridles Club leader in 1994. The award recognizes a volunteer who shows outstanding leadership and commitment to 4-H on both the local and state level.
Family of the Year
The DeBaugh family was named 4-H Family of the Year. The Debaughs are a multi-generational Washington County 4-H family. Matt, Tammy, Scott, Carol and Cory have been active over the past several years. In 2008, Tammy took over as leader of the Junior Fair Board, where all three children are involved. As of January, Matt and Tammy decided to step into the role of Dairy Club leaders for Mike and Chris Forsythe. Scott, Carol and Cory all hold leadership positions in the clubs they are involved in and have participated on the dairy judging team. The family has been very active at the annual Ag Expo and Fair.