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Wood County 4-H Leaders and Members Honored 2018

Wood County 4-H celebrated their 4-H member accomplishments and volunteer service at their annual Awards Banquet on November 4, 2018 at the Butcher Bend 4-H Campground. The event was sponsored by Wesbanco. Wood County 4-H members received several awards and recognition for outstanding project work, community service, and leadership in 2018. Awards were given out at the club, county and state levels. Volunteers were recognized for their service to the organization, and our annual Friend of 4-H was also honored at the event.

Friend of 4-H

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation with Debbie Young and Jodi Smith

The 2018 Friend of 4-H honoree is the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates. The foundation has provided continuous financial support to the 4-H programs in Wood, Doddridge, and Ritchie Counties for the last several years. More than $57,960 in grant funds have been given to support numerous upgrades to the Wood County 4-H Campgrounds to improve the camp kitchen, livestock barns, assembly hall, and dorms, and to support the 4-H After-school and Energy Express Summer Reading programs. Doddridge County 4-H has received support for the 4-H Foundation, CEOS, and 4-H Teen Leaders to provide various facility and program improvements in the amount of $54,963. Ritchie County 4-H has received $40,001 in grant funds for facility and program improvements. The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation serves other 4-H counties in their regional area and has also provided state level support of the Energy Express Summer Reading Program. The support of this foundation and all the generous businesses and individuals who make these grants for community groups possible, is immeasurable. Bruce Holmes, board member, accepted the award on behalf of the foundation.

Club Level Awards

Club Excellence Awards:

  • American Brushpoppers
  • Lubeck Lucky Clovers 4-H Club
  • Rebels 4-H Club
  • Woodchucks 4-H Club

National 4-H Week Club Display Awards:

  • 1st Place: American Brushpoppers
  • 2nd Place: Woodchucks
  • 3rd Place : Saulsbury

Outstanding Members Awards Nominated by Clubs:

American Brushpoppers:

  • Montana Moneypenny
  • Colton Melrose
  • Grace Kelley


  • Jack Kinzy
  • Kyra Bell
  • Austen Kinzy
  • Mikala Fling


  • Rochel Young
  • Olivia Smith
  • Kaylyn Smith


  • Jayden Flinn
  • Myah Tice
  • Brayden Griffith
  • Emma Daley


  • Jacob Barrett
  • Emma Casto
  • Evan Kent
  • Lilly-Ann Skinner
  • Olivia Mullen

Sand Hill:

  • Lucas Lewellyn
  • Isaac Lent
  • Katie Hubbard


  • Emma Bagley
  • Austin Sponaugle
  • Tyler Bagley
  • Jamie Lambert


  • Noah Forshey

County Level Awards

Project Medals

  • Jeremiah Blackwell - Beef & Swine
  • Remington Blair - Woodworking
  • Kelsey Clegg - Leadership
  • Byron Dearth - Hiking
  • Jackson Dearth - Leadership
  • Jayden Dearth - Hiking
  • Dalton Frame - Leadership
  • Jayla Gard - Leadership
  • Riley Garrison - Beef, Goat & Rabbit
  • Marissa Hendershot - Horse, Sewing, Sheep & Poultry
  • Maddison Lewis - Poultry
  • Mason Lewis - Poultry & Rabbit
  • Paul Smith - Woodworking
  • Audrey Sundstrom - Cooking

The Austin Shawver Master Showman Award

  • Haleigh Kent

Rising Stars

  • Mallory Marks
  • Tessa Prunty
  • Katie Daley

County Outstanding 4-H Member Winners:

Junior grades 3-5

  • Jack Kinzy
  • Emma Bagley

Intermediate grades 6-8

  • Austin Sponaugle
  • Rochel Young

Senior grade 9 to age 21

  • Tyler Bagley
  • Mikala Fling

Helping Hands

  • Martin Sindledecker
  • Malachi Sindledecker
  • Lily Sundstrum

Making a Difference

  • Kailynn Anderson
  • Braydyn Griffith
  • Whitney Griffith
  • Marissa Hendershot
  • Hannah Lent
  • Isaac Lent
  • Michelle Sampson
  • Audrey Sundstrom

True Leaders in Service

  • David Barnes
  • Kelsey Clegg
  • Amberia Griffith
  • Molly Miller-Garrison
  • Jenna Harr
  • Jamie Lambert
  • Cameron Marks
  • Kylie Moore
  • Anna Smith
  • Kaylyn Smith
  • Zach Smith

Prudential Spirit of the Community Certificates of Merit

  • Jackson Dearth
  • Evan Kent

Prudential Spirit of the Community Achievement Award:

  • Senior Level - Hope Prunty
  • Junior Level - Emily Kent

I Dare You Award:

I dare you

  • Emma Daley
  • Mikala Fling

Wood County 4-H Royalty 4H Royalty

  • JR. PRINCESS: Austen Kinzy 
  • SR. PRINCESS: Brooklynn Affolter
  • JR. PRINCE: Jayden Dearth
  • SR. PRINCE: Isaac Lent
  • KING: Jacob Murphy
  • QUEEN: Kylie Moore

Teen Leader Awards

Teen Leaders

Teen Leader Pins:

  • Aiden Blake
  • Molly Miller-Garrison
  • Hannah Lent
  • Isaac Lent
  • Mallory Marks
  • Miranda Reed

Achievement in Service:

  • Jenna Harr
  • Kylie Moore

Achievement in Leadership:

  • Molly Miller-Garrison

Outstanding Service Awards:

  • Brie-Ann Young
  • Cierra Richter

Outstanding Leadership Awards:

  • Layne Lockhart
  • Miranda Reed

Continuing Service and Leadership:

  • Shelby Dearth

State and National Level Awards and Recognition

4H members that got sent to State

State Fair of West Virginia:

Beef Show:

  • Shane Galland
    • Top 10 Beef Senior Showmanship
    • 2nd Place Replacement Heifer
    • 2nd Place Market Steer
  • Sarah Huffman
    • 3rd Place Replacement Heifer
    • 1st Place Market Steer
  • Darryl Murphy
    • 4th Place Market Feeder Steer

Swine Show:

  • Jordyne Lockhart - 1st Place in her Market Class
  • Kamran Lockhart - 5th Place in his Market Class
  • Riley Garrison - 5th place in his Market Class
  • Molly Miller-Garrison - 7th place in her Market Class
  • Layne Lockhart - 7th Place in her Market Class
  • Darryl Murphy - 8th Place in his Market Class
  • Blaine Garrison - 10th Place in his Market Class
  • Jacob Murphy - 10th Place in his Market Class

Blue Ribbon Still 4-H Winners:

Kailynn Anderson, Steffan Affolter, Isaac Blair, Remington Blair, Julia Bland, Lilly Burkey, Erin Carmicle, Kelsey Clegg, Emma Daley, Byron Dearth, Jackson Dearth, Jayden Dearth, Jordan Dearth, Shayanne Dearth, Shelby Dearth (2), Mikala Fling (2), Cate Evans, Jayden Flinn, Noah Forshey, Dalton Frame (2), Jayla Gard, Shayleigh Gard (2), Riley Garrison, Brayden Griffith, Whitney Griffith, Marissa Hendershot, Haleigh Kent, Lucas Lewellyn, Jennessa Lewellyn, Miryan Lewis (2), Makalyn Lewis, Ryley Louden, Cameron Marks, Mallory Marks, Camryn McLain, Mackenzie Moles, Leilani Navarro, Tessa Prunty, Alisha Ramme, Miranda Reed, Cierra Richter, Jordan Riddle, Michelle Sampson, Tyler Shedd, Stephanie Shedd, Anna Smith, Kaylyn Smith, Zach Smith, Paul Smith, Hanna Starcher, Bre Stemple, Kennedy Stephens, Audrey Sundstrom, Lily Sundstrom, Jaxon Thomas, Brayden Thompson, Samantha Thompson, Myah Tice, Aubrey Whitlatch, Brie-Ann Young (3).

State Poster Contest Winners:

  • Kyra Bell Junior 4-H Promotion - General
  • Daphne Vanfossen Intermediate 4-H Promotion - General
  • Hailey Payne Senior 4-H Promotion – General
  • Shyanne Dearth Junior 4-H Promotion - Club
  • Jackson Dearth Intermediate 4-H Promotion - Club
  • Shyanne Dearth Junior 4-H Promotion - Camp
  • Byron Dearth Intermediate 4-H Promotion - Camp
  • Jackson Dearth Intermediate STEM
  • Jordan Dearth Junior Healthy Living
  • Ally Mahoney Intermediate Healthy Living
  • Shelby Dearth Senior Healthy Living
  • Shyanne Dearth Junior Citizenship
  • Kennedy Stephens Junior Agriculture
  • Jackson Dearth Intermediate Agriculture
  • Mikala Fling Senior Agriculture

State Dairy Poster Contest:

  • Junior: Hollie Smith
  • Intermediate: Emily Kent

State Photo Contest:

  • Sophie Beam
  • Bryton Burkey
  • Jasmine Claypoole
  • Emilee Ellison
  • Mikala Fling
  • Molly Miller-Garrison
  • Riley Garrison
  • Luke Harper
  • Miranda Reed
  • Paul Smith
  • Brayden Thompson
  • Jaxon Thomas
  • Brie-Ann Young

WV State Air Rifle Championship:

  • 16th Alyssa Tennant
  • 25th Austin Sponaugle
  • 34th Hope Prunty
  • 73rd Tessa Prunty
  • 84th Matthew Carpenter
  • 96th Miranda Murphy
  • 105th Owen Postwaite
  • 110th Kristina Fox
  • 112th Ethan Fox

WV Beef Expo Stockman’s Contest:

  • Layne Lockhart
  • Jordyne Lockhart
  • Kamran Lockhart
  • Megan Melrose

WV 4-H All Stars:

  • Kylie Moore, 4-H Member
  • Ryan Thompson, 4-H Member
  • Brie-Ann Young, 4-H Member
  • Cathy Garrison, Volunteer Leader

Presidential Service Awards:

Community Service Hours
  • Josiah Swiger
  • Tyler Bagley
  • Kamryn Deem
  • Dalton Frame
  • Jayla Gard
  • Shelby Dearth
  • Kathryn Hubbard
  • Layne Lockhart
  • Miranda Reed
  • Olivia Smith
  • Craig Deem
  • Tessa Prunty
  • Brie-Ann Young
  • Emma Bagley
  • Emma Daley
  • Katie Daley
  • Jackson Dearth
  • Emily Kent
  • Evan Kent
  • Mallory Marks
  • Hope Prunty
  • Austin Sponaugle
  • Mikala Fling
  • Cierra Richter

National Recognition:

Belleville 4-H Club and Teen Leader member Mikala Fling was selected through an interview process to represent Wood County at National 4-H Conference in November.

International Recognition:

Saulsbury 4-H Club and Collegiate 4-H Club member Miranda Reed recently represented Wood County on the international trip Ireland Learning Adventures with 4-H members from across the state.

Volunteer Leader Recognition

5th Year Silver Clover Leader

  • Lindsey Boso
  • Kyla Conger
  • Scott Huffman
  • Lyndall Jones
  • Melanie Lockhart
  • Robert Lockhart
  • Jeff McElfresh
  • Jay Prunty
  • Crystal Sponaugle
  • Clyde “Bob’ Sponaugle

10th year Gold Clover Leader

  • Doug Casto
  • Brittany Williams

15th Year Pearl Leader

  • Linda Dearth
  • Angela Evans
  • Mary Richter
  • George Taylor
  • Angie Thompson

20th Year Diamond Clover

  • Allen “Russ” Collins
  • Angie Groves

25th Year Emerald Clover Leader

  • Stephanie DeBerry
  • Michael Fling
  • Michelle Fling

30th Year Ruby Clover Leader

  • Tony Boso
  • Betty Somerville

35th Year Sapphire Clover Leader

  • Marilyn Taylor
  • Penny Todd

Outstanding 4-H Volunteer

Cathy Garrison

Cathy Garrison was honored as the 2018 Outstanding 4-H Volunteer. She has been a 4-H leader for 18 years and is a true asset to the Wood County 4-H program. Cathy serves as a club organizational leader, a county livestock chairperson, a fund-raiser, and a community service project organizer. Her many contributions have had an enormous benefit to the Wood County 4-H program. Cathy is always working behind the scenes to make the best better in Wood County.