Oklahoma 4-H President Matthew Chuning of Barnsdall was guest speaker recently at the 2013 Osage County 4-H Achievement Banquet.
Accomplishments of area 4-H members were recognized during the event, which was held Sept. 16.
"We are lucky to have such positive role models as Mathew Chuning in our county," said Osage County 4-H President Sadie Hainzinger, who provided the welcoming message at the banquet.
Hainzinger, a third-generation 4-Her who has been a member of the Braden club since she was 9 years old, offered a personal perspective in encouraging others to be involved with 4-H activities.
"I have learned to step outside my comfort zone by participating in speech contests, Share the Fun, judging contests and leadership camps," she said.
The local president assured the audience that the current junior leaders "are excited to make the best better for Osage County 4-H." She added that the county can be proud of its rich 4-H history.
"It’s my goal to combine the best ideals from the past with the new ideas from the current leaders and keep Osage County 4-H on a path to success," Hainzinger said.
Osage County 4-H Educator Jessica Jantzen introduced the new county officers and made special awards presentations.
The flag salute was conducted by county vice president John Paul Donelson.
Invocation was given by Executive Secretary Harleigh Moore, who also intoduced the guest speaker.
Recreational leader Candace Spears introduced special guests.
Award recipients from Osage County clubs included:
Carl Wilkerson, Rock: Livestock Judging Certificate, Citizenship Certificate, Gate Sign.
Hi Hainzinger, Braden: Swine - Bronze, Goat - Bronze.
Noah Eubanks, Rock: Public Speaker Project Medal, Citizenship Project Medal, Gate Sign, Excellence in Record Keeping.
Tanner King, Hominy: Beef - Silver.
Briana Boswell, Braden: Goat Certificate.
Kelton Boyett, Rock: Beef - Silver, Leathercraft - Silver.
Michael Bennett, Rock: Submission Certificate.
Allison Baker, Barnsdall: Horse - Silver, Sewing- Silver.
Dallas Gullett, Blue and Gold: Goat Certificate, Horse Certificate, Gate Sign.
Courttni Gullett, Blue and Gold: Goat Certificate, Horse Certificate, Gate Sign.
Brittni Gullett, Blue and Gold: Goat Certificate, Gate Sign.
Mary Lee Hainzinger, Braden: Swine - Bronze, Expressive Arts Project Medal.
Madisyn Burnett, Bluestem: Sheep Certificate, Gate Sign, Excellence in Record Keeping
Kassident Chouteau, Bluestem: Food and Nutrition Certificate, Swine Certificate.
Trevor Hendrix, Blue and Gold: Goat Certificate, Gate Sign, Excellence in Record Keeping.
Jordyn Pearson, Rock: Beef - Bronze, Citizenship - Bronze, Excellence in Record Keeping.
Rhiannon Sellers, Rock: Beef Project Medal, Poultry Project Medal.
Teagan Smith, Rock: Swine Project Medal, Livestock Judging Project Medal, Gate Sign, Excellence in Record Keeping.
Candace Spears, Barnsdall: Beef Certificate.
McKinley Burnett, Hominy: Goat Certificate, Gate Sign, Excellence in Record Keeping.
Sadie Hainzinger, Braden: Swine - Gold, Goat - Gold.
Kasi Dick, Blue and Gold: Beef - Silver, Photography Project Medal, Gate Sign, Excellence in Record Keeping.
Harleigh Moore, Woodland: Horse Project Medal, Recreational & Leisure Arts PM.
Special Junior Awards
Madisyn Burnett: Citizenship.
Rhiannon Sellers: Leadership
Tanner King: Beef Achievement
Briana Boswell: Meat Goat Achievement
Teagan Smith: Swine Achievement
Mary Lee Hainzinger: Livestock Leadership
Special Senior Awards
Harleigh Moore: Citizenship.
Kasi Dick: Leadership.
Kasi Dick: Beef Achievement.
Sadie Hainzinger: Meat Goat Achievement.
Sadie Hainzinger: Livestock Leadership.
Amanda Sellers: Banquet Spirit Stick Award, Model R, Rock 4-H.
Rhiannon Sellers: Outstanding Junior 4 Her.
Jordyn Pearson: Junior Hall Of Fame.
Candace Spears: Outstanding Senior 4-Her.
Sadie Hainzinger: Senior Hall Of Fame.