74th ANNUAL 4-H ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT AWARDS
Recognition is an important component of the 4-H experience and requires careful planning and development, just as any other teaching-learning strategy used to enhance personal growth supported by youth development professionals and volunteers.
On Saturday, October 26th4-H members, leaders, family, and friends were in attendance to celebrate the closing of the 2018-2019 and beginning the new 4-H year.The program started out with fun activities and games in the reception area at the Masonic Lodge, Cortland, NY. At 6:00 PM with our Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Teen Council President Brynn Poli welcoming and introduced teen council members Megan Underwood and Thomas White as the flag presenters.
Opening ceremony Annika Donlick and Marybeth Ortlieb to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge. Completing the opening of the program everyone sang The National Anthem.
The first award recognition is the outstanding scorers in the dairy photo judging contest.
2019 Hoard’s Dairyman Photo Judging Contest program
National 4-H Week Displays from 4-H clubs around the county create wonderful
4-H Window Displays sharing to the community.
Poster Display Option during the National 4-H week promoting 4-H to the community and we would like to recognize and award certificates to Super Seekers 4-H club and County Cackleberries 4-H Club.
Top Honor Secretary recognition was given to the Annika Donlick submitting secretary reports consistently throughout the year for the Friendly Acres 4-H Club. On the 7th of each month the club secretary sends into the 4-H office their club monthly reports on a regular basis, this year we recognized the outstanding club instead of individual secretaries.
Community Service certificates were presented for their outstanding community service.
Top Community Service plaque awarded to outstanding 4-H club:
Honor Club recognition is given to an outstanding 4-H club programming accomplishments; meetings, tours, 4-H promotion, community service, enrollment and record keeping. Honor club certificates were given to Marathon Maple Sugars 4-H Club, County Cackleberries 4-H Club, Super Seekers 4-H Club, Cincy Trailblazers 4-H Club, Cincy Country kids 4-H Club and 4-H Teen Council.
The most import 4-H experience is participating in Public Presentations.Club members learn to express themselves clearly and confidently.
We would like to recognize:
66th Annual Cortland Co. Jr. Fair
Many awards are presented at the at the time they are earned. However, some of the exhibitors are not always available when the judging is completed. We wish to recognize and congratulate our youth and 4-H clubs for their excellent work on exhibit during the week long fair.
Herdsmanship FAIR award
4-H FAIR Youth Building awards:
Best Preserved Food Award Elsie Donlick
Top Baking Awards Boden Scanlon and Brynn Poli
Top Place Setting Awards Ivy Phelps and Rachel Houston
Top Decorated Cake Awards Nate Crispell and Rachel Houston
Special Food Contest Awards Lexi Myrto and Rachel Houston
Top Photography Awards Cailyn Poli and Sydney Scanlon
Outstanding 1st Year Sewer Eli Donlick
Outstanding Clothing Awards Elsie Donlick and Annika Donlick
Home Environment Award Kristi Walley
Top Art Awards Elle McNamara and Sydney Scanlon
Top Craft Awards Elsie Donlick and Hannah Slade
Top Food Science Gwyneth Scanlon
Top Science Award Ryan Champion
Top Vet Science Award Abby Thomas
Best Cut Flower Exhibit Elsie Donlick
Best Window Box Exhibit Cailyn Poli
Best Container Garden Exhibit MacKenzie Zakarewicz
Best Theme Garden Exhibit Saige Jackson
Largest Green Tomato Exhibit Elsie Donlick
Outstanding Vegetable Exhibit Boden Scanlon
All-Around Vegetable & Horticulture Exhibit Boden Scanlon
Dairy Goat Milking Contest Award Brooke Rauber
4-H Medal Recognition:
The purpose of 4-H awards is to recognize achievement in a 4-H project area. A 4-H project has a piece of specific curriculum or an individual topic expert (e.g. a veterinarian) attached to it and takes place over a long period of time (6 hours or more). It should be designed with sequential learning experiences (over a period of at least a few days or few weeks) exploring a general subject with the guidance of a project leader or mentor.
Delta Barber Horticulture, Visual Arts, Dairy Judging
Sam Birdsall Tractor Safety
Everett Brayman Beef & Swine
Vera Cooper Arts & Crafts
Savannah Compton Cooking
Nate Crispell Cake Decorating, Goats, Poultry, Horticulture
Annika Donlick Beef, Cake Decorating, Tractor, Food & Nutrition
Elsie Donlick Beef, Food & Nutrition
Matt DuVall Tractor Safety
Elsa Hull Cavy, Cooking
Robert Houston Tractor Safety
Saige Jackson Horticulture
Katherine Knapp Cooking
Josh Loomis Tractor Safety
Nathanael Mathy Public Speaking
William Mathy Visual Arts
Caitlyn McCloy Wood Science
Ruby Metcalf Horticulture
Nadia Phelps Arts & Crafts
Cailyn Poli Photography
Jadyn Poli Cake Decorating
Megan Robison Achievement & Leadership, Hippology
Gwyneth Scanlon Clothing & Textiles
Sydney Scanlon Photography
Hannah Slade Swine
Caleigh Stone Dairy, Scrapbooking
Eli Teeter Community Service
Gabe Teeter Wood Science
Abby Thomas Vet Science, Rabbits
Alice Tylutki Cake Decorating
Adelina Viglietta Cake Decorating
Kristi Walley Community Service, Scrapbooking
Hannah Wilbur Poultry, Rabbits
Master Medal - Woodworking Cody wilk
4-H Dairy Member Award Zoie Skinner
4-H Livestock Member Award Sonya Helms
4-H public presentation award Alice Tylutki
4-H Horse Member Award Lindsey Babcock, Jake Babcock,
Amelia Jaworski , Jenna Goodwin
2018-2019 ALL-AROUND 4-H MEMBERS William Mathy, Elsie Donlick, Megan Robison
In closing the Achievement Night Awards evening, the Teen Council youth members held a traditional Candlelight Ceremony and refreshments were shared to end the evening. A Special Thank You to our sponsors, volunteers, friends, parents, grandparents, alumni 4-H’ers and businesses that support and sponsor trophies, plaques, and cash awards for the youth fair and year-end awards. Thank you to the Masonic Lodge for the use of their location for 4-H activities throughout the year.
1883 State Route 13
Cortland, NY 13045
Last updated November 6, 2019