AWARD WINNERS: Accolades abound at 4-H achievement night

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 County’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:


Kroger Culinary Award — Hailey Arnold•Blue Ribbon Barn Awards — Horse & Pony, Goat, Rabbit, Poultry and Dairy Clubs•County Achievement Books — Senior Champion-Sarah Palmer, Junior Champion-Lena Alt, Senior Reserve Champion-Veronica Palmer and Junior Reserve Champion-Cory Palmer.•Science Workshop Delegates — Hannah Bridgegam, Rhiannon Schaeffer, Ben Western, Rebecca Lilly and Sarah Palmer.•Indiana Key Club Award — Jared Lamle•State 4-H Career Development Contest-Judging — Amber Ferrell, Drew Lamle, Robbie Sheets and Jennifer Hosler.•State Band — Justin Sheets, Ben Western and Laura PetersonTo read the rest of this story, see the Oct. 15 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.