Wood County 4-H All Stars
West Virginia 4-H All Stars live by the motto of service. Adult 4-H members who have earned a charting pin, and 4-H volunteers with five or more years of service to the organization, are eligible for All Star nomination. The newest All Stars for 2022 are 4-H Members Hope Prunty, Dalton Dearth, Katie Daley, and Cyleigh Sampson, and 4-H volunteers Beverly Tice, Krista Bell, and Brandon Boso.
Two All Stars were selected as Outstanding All Stars for 2022: Larry Bargeloh and Nancy Lupardus. Larry has served Wood County for 27 years as a 4-H camp volunteer. He also serves as the president of the Wood County 4-H Camp Trustee Board, leads renovation and maintenance projects at the camp, serves on the Wood County 4-H Leaders' Association, and is very active with the county summer showcase for 4-H and FFA youth project exhibits. Nancy Lupardus has served Wood County 4-H for more than 20 years as a club co-leader of the Sand Hill 4-H Club and a 4-H camp volunteer. She is co-chair of the county poultry project, helps with all county events and fund-raisers, and is vice president of the Wood County 4-H Leaders’ Association.
Volunteer Years of Service
The Wood County 4-H program is only possible because of the dedicated service of our volunteers. Honored for years of service this year were 5th Year Silver Clover: Brittany Affolter, Brandon Boso, Caitlin Freeland, Brittany Kaufman, TJ Life, Megan Mason, Lindsay Sims, Laura Thompson, and Bev Tice. 10th year Gold Clover: Scott Huffman, Mindy Eaton, Leah Lent, and Lindsay Smith. 15th Year Pearl Clover: Erik Moles. 20th Year Diamond Clover: George Taylor and Nancy Lupardus. 25th Year Clover: Becky Marks and Mark Young. 30th Year Ruby Clover: Amy Affolter. 35th Year Sapphire Clover: Mollie Boso and Ted Pigott. 55th Year Clover: Mary Buck and Carol Koontz.
Outstanding 4-H Volunteers
Wood County 4-H selected two Outstanding 4-H Volunteers for 2022 – Jay Prunty and Julie Shawver. Jay Prunty has served as a 4-H volunteer leader in Wood County for nearly 10 years as a 4-H Camp Trustee, 4-H camp volunteer, and a shooting sports coach and instructor. He is also a fund-raiser for multiple clubs and groups, and a teen leader advisor, and co-leader of the Sharp Shooters 4-H Club. Julie Shawver has served as a dedicated 4-H volunteer leader for more than 20 years. She has served as Wood County 4-H Camp Trustee, livestock sale committee member, Saulsbury 4-H Club Leader, 4-H camp volunteer, showcase committee member, and helps with both club and county fund-raisers. Both volunteers are dedicated to the 4-H program and live the motto of service.
Friends of 4-H
Honored as Friends of 4-H at this year’s Awards Ceremony, Sam Baker and Boso Equipment have been long-time supporters of the Wood County 4-H Camp facility, the 4-H Ox Roast, and the livestock program. For decades they have purchased animals at the livestock sale, donated those animals back to exhibitors and to the 4-H Camp Trustees for the Ox Roast, the largest fund-raiser the camp conducts each year. Sam Baker and Boso Equipment have also provided equipment and in-kind support to the camp facility, helping with updates and repairs. Their continued support of the kids, the camp, and the program is very much appreciated.