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Kourageous Kids 4-H

Kourageous Kids 4-H

The Kourageous Kids 4-H Club met Nov. 10 for a hayrack ride and wiener roast fall meeting. Cameo Colson called the roll which was answered with a favorite food at Thanksgiving or something good that had happened in the last month. There were eight members, four guests and 11 parents present.

Janet Colson gave the parliamentarian's report reminding members that the chair must recognize any members who wish to speak. Mary Buchele handed out new club program booklets, and reminded the club to attend officer training as officer attendance counts toward our club seal. Jessa York had a November birthday and the club sang "Happy Birthday" to her.

The program was called "Project Showcase," consisting of members each talking about the projects they had been enrolled in last year. Members heard about a buymanship project, brownies that had been made for a foods and nutrition project, photographs entered into the county fair and a pet project. Other project topics were a gymnastic team membership, poultry project and being on the State Photoaction Team.

4-H Achievement Award Program

The Annual 4-H Achievement Award Program for Finney County 4-H'ers took place Nov. 17 . The Kourageous Kids 4-H Club received a Purple Seal for the 4-H 2012-13 year. Its Community Club leaders are May Buchele, Melanie Marcy and Lora Norquest. The Kourageous Kids 4-H Club received a special award for the community service they did the past year, too.

Special recognitions were given for several awards. The club officers who did an outstanding job with their officer reports are recognized in the county. The treasurer officer award went to Audrey Norquest and the reporter's award went to Rosemary Colson.

State 4-H Scholarships go to past 4-H members who are attending college now. Those from Kourageous Kids receiving the scholarships are Steven Buchele and Charla Norquest. Jacob Norquest was recognized as the State 4-H sheep project award winner.

The Finney County Foundation gives $100 awards for Family and Consumer Science award, Agriculture award and a General 4-H project award to deserving youth. From the Kourageous Kids, Mary Lynn Buchele won the General 4-H award, and Audrey Norquest won the Agriculture award. Mary Lynn Buchele also won the Top-Finney County 4Her Senior Division award.

Individual Awards went to Mary Lynn Buchele for Record Book Completion Recognition, perfect meeting attendance, 4-H Camp Counselor and Communication project award. Amanda Currie was awarded Record Book Completion Recognition and perfect meeting attendance. Joshua Irsik was given Record Book Completion Recognition and the Silver Guard Achievement Pin.

Shelby Irsik was awarded Record Book Completion Recognition and the Silver Guard Achievement Pin. Liz Marcy was awarded Record Book Completion Recognition, Silver Guard Achievement Pin and the perfect meeting attendance award. Audrey Norquest was awarded Record Book Completion Recognition, sheep project award, Family and Consumer Science project award, dog care and Training Award, and Clover Achievement Pin. Jacob Norquest was awarded Record Book Completion Recognition and his 10-year pin. Annalise was given a Cloverbud pin.

Kourageous Kids has five adult volunteer leaders: Mary Buchele, seven years of service; Lisa Currie, two; J.D. Irsik, two; Melanie Marcy, three; and Lora Norquest, 13.

Special recognitions also were given to Kenby and Lana Clawson and Bob Dechant for being 4-H Alumni winners and to Friends of 4-H winners Finney County Farm Bureau and Sam and Janet Hands.

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