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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thunderous applause and a standing ovation greeted Tom Zeisig as he accepted the 2013 Friend of 4-H Award.
Zeisig was nominated for the honor because of his tireless volunteer efforts with Whitley Countyâ€™s 4-H program.
Also garnering an award was Matt Gibson. He received the 2013 Adult Leadership Award for work in developing a 4-H program that ensures growth and education in its youth participants.
A host of other awards and recognition was given to adult leaders, volunteers and 4-Hers Monday night at the annual Achievement Program.
The following awards were presented:
â€¢Kroger Culinary Award â€” Hailey Arnold
â€¢Blue Ribbon Barn Awards â€” Horse & Pony, Goat, Rabbit, Poultry and Dairy Clubs
â€¢County Achievement Books â€” Senior Champion-Sarah Palmer, Junior Champion-Lena Alt, Senior Reserve Champion-Veronica Palmer and Junior Reserve Champion-Cory Palmer.
â€¢Science Workshop Delegates â€” Hannah Bridgegam, Rhiannon Schaeffer, Ben Western, Rebecca Lilly and Sarah Palmer.
â€¢Indiana Key Club Award â€” Jared Lamle
â€¢State 4-H Career Development Contest-Judging â€” Amber Ferrell, Drew Lamle, Robbie Sheets and Jennifer Hosler.
â€¢State Band â€” Justin Sheets, Ben Western and Laura Peterson
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