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2018 4-H Awards Banquet



The McIntosh County 4-H Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, November 18th in Ashley. 

4-H members received awards including discs, trophies and plaques for participation in various events throughout the year. 

McIntosh County Bank, Hometown Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, Farm Credit Services and Security State Bank sponsored the banquet.  We appreciate their year-round support of the 4-H program.

Damian Bender shared his experiences at the Extension Youth Conference which was held this past summer at NDSU.  He earned a scholarship to conference by placing first in his category at a district communications arts competition.

Cassidy Walth spoke about how 4-H has had a positive impact on her life and how her experiences have helped her succeed in competitions both at the high school and college level.  She also spoke of how 4-H and FFA complement each other. 

4-H Leaders

The leaders were recognized for their years of service:

One Year             Four Years       Five Years              Six Years        Eight Years          
Amanda Lange    Kim Muller         Tammy Rohweder    Sara Gross     Pamela Schnabel  & Kristi Bender  

County Disc Awards

4-H members must complete year end paperwork and apply for awards in the project areas of their choice.  Applications are then reviewed by 4-H leaders and Extension staff. 

Project Disc Winners

Animal science – Damian Bender

Archery – Kya Wiest (11-19)

                Camden Wiest (8-10)

Baking – Reagen Gross (11-19),

                Elizabeth Pinke (8-10)

Beef – Caylee Walth (11-19)

                Cutler Schaunaman (8-10)

Child Development – Ashley Muller

Clothing/textiles – Macy Monson

Creative Arts – Molly Herr

Dairy – Macy Monson

Environment/recycling – Megan Monson

Goat – Cassidy Walth (11-19)

        Macy Monson (8-10)

Health – Jeremiah Shockley

Home Environment – Anika Pinke

Horticulture – Cassidy Shockley

Latch hook – Megan Monson

Outdoor Skills – Jeremiah Shockley

Painting – Christy Shockley

Photography – Caylee Walth

Rabbit – Hailey Metzger

Sheep – Kelli Jo Gropper (11-19)

                 Berkley Frantz (8-10)

Swine – Kaden Bader

Wood arts – Adam Wolff

Woodworking – Jake Herr


Achievement Day Grand Champions

4-H members who earn Grand Champion honors for static and livestock exhibits at the county achievement days are eligible for plagues.  Members must complete their year end paperwork to receive the plaque.   

Grand Champions

Kaden Bader:    Champion Jr. Swine Showmanship

Damian Bender:  Animal & Plant Science (Sheep fence wire winder)

Josie Dallman:          Champion Intermediate Beef Showmanship

Katelyn Engelhart:  Champion Jr. Pet Showmanship & Champion Jr. Rabbit Showmanship

Berkley Frantz:  Champion Market Lamb, Champion Jr. Sheep Showmanship, Champion Jr. Round Robin

Kenady Gross: Champion Poultry Champion & Champion Jr Poultry Showmanship

Kelli Gropper:  Champion Ewe, Champion Intermediate Sheep Showmanship, Champion Intermediate Round Robin

Macy Monson:  Champion Dairy Heifer, Champion Jr. Dairy Showmanship, Champion Jr. Goat Showmanship,                         Champion Healthy Living (Strudels)               

Megan Monson:   Champion Dairy Goat Doe, Champion Dairy Goat Buck, &                                                                         Champion Environment & Earth Science (Cat bed - recycled materials)

Cora Schaunaman:    Champion Market Beef, Champion Jr. Beef Showmanship,                                                                        Champion Family & Consumer Science (Apron)

Cutler Schaunaman:  Champion Beef Heifer

Addie Schnabel: Champion Gilt, Champion Boar, Champion Market Barrow, Champion Ram,                                                   Champion Sr. Swine Showmanship, Champion Sr. Sheep Showmanship, Champion Sr. Beef Showmanship, &                        Champion Sr. Round Robin

Cassidy Walth: Champion Meat Goat Doe, Champion Market Goat, Champion Sr. Goat Showmanship

Caylee Walth:  Champion Cow/Calf Pair, Champion Pet (dog), & Champion Intermediate Pet Showmanship

Adam Wolff Science, Engineering & Technology— (Bench) and  Creative Arts— (Treasure Chest)

Communication Arts Participants 

All competed at the district event in Mandan with Macy Monson and  Damian Bender advancing to the State Fair where Damian earned an Award of Excellence.  He also earned a scholarship to the Extension Youth Conference where he presented his demonstration “Fantabulous Fishing”.Communications Arts

Consumer Decision Making

Addie joined a senior team from another county and the rest formed their own junior team together with Addie coaching them. Addie was 9th in the state and his team came in second in the senior division.Consumer Decision Making

Archery Participants 

The archery participants competed at many tournaments and brought home several awards including: Camden earned 1st at State Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Kenady, Kya and Hailey were the Junior Bare Bow Champion Team for State Outdoor Championship.   Kenady was 4th in the Junior Bare Bow division at the State Outdoor Tournament and 5th at the Indoor Championship.  The team was coached by Sara Gross and Amanda Lange.Archery

Clothing Revue

Macy participated in the Clothing Revue at the State Fair modeling a dress that she sewed which also earned a blue ribbon as a static exhibit. 

Clothing Revue 

Year Completion

In order to complete a 4-H year and earn a disc, the 4-H members had to complete and submit year end paperwork.

1st Year

1st year:  Carsten, Anika, Molly, Elizabeth

2nd Year

2nd year:  Cutler, Megan, Camden, Katelyn, Cassidy

3rd Year

3rd Year:  Kya, Berkley, Macy, Hailey

4th Year

4th Year:  Jeremiah, Christy, Kenady, Cora, Kaden (not pictured: Charlie)

6th Year

6th Year: Reagen, Damian, Josie, Ashley, Caylee

7th Year

7th Year:  Adam, Kelli, (Not pictured: Jake)

9th 10th Year

9th Year: Cassidy   -  10th year: Addie

Outstanding Paperwork

Kelli and Ashley were recognized for their attention to detail in completing their year-end paperwork.Outstanding Paperwork

Outstanding Static Exhibitors

Based on static exhibit entries at achievement days. Teen: Christy with 15 exhibits and Pre-Teen: Macy with 12.Outstanding Exhibitors

Cloverbuds - the future of our clubs.  

These Cloverbuds attended the banquet.



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