2016 4-H Key Award Winners
Each fall, at the annual 4-H banquet, we take time to recognize the youth leaders, adult volunteer leaders, and community members that have made an impact on the 4-H program.
The prestigious Key Award is one of the highest recognitions a 4-H member can receive and honors a select group of 4-H participants from throughout the state. The members receiving this award demonstrate consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, develop and apply their leadership skills, and actively participate in multiple facets of the 4-H program.
Kayla Bosman, Luxemburg and Torie Benzshawel, Casco are the 2016 Kewaunee County recipients of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award.
According to Jill Jorgensen, Kewaunee County 4-H Youth Development Educator, this year’s winners exemplify the goals and values of the Wisconsin 4-H program. Both Kayla and Torie have been involved in 4-H since they were in elementary school. Throughout the years, Bosman and Benzshawel have been actively involved in 4-H through their clubs, county projects, county committees, camp, the 4-H Teen Board, Legislative Day, and 4-H trip programs. These youth have stood out not only in 4-H, but also in their communities as youth leaders and volunteers. Torie and Kayla both commented on the impact that 4-H had on shaping their leadership and life skills to become the individuals that they are today. Torie stated, “Through 4-H I’ve gained more communication skills and confidence that I ever imagined.” Kayla noted, “[4-H] helped me become me. It showed me that I can do amazing things and my voice matters to the world.” Additionally, both recipients noted that they are applying what they learned through their 4-H experience to their future goals and plans. Kayla is currently attending an engineering program through Northwest Wisconsin Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Stout. This spring, Torie will be attending Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and majoring in nursing.
Key Award recipients are high school students with at least three years of experience in 4-H and one year as a youth leader. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Rural Mutual Insurance Company sponsor the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award program. They have sponsored these awards for over 25 years, helping 4-H to honor some of Wisconsin’s finest youth.
For more information about Kewaunee County 4-H contact Jill Jorgensen, Kewaunee County 4-H Youth Development Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (920)388-7185.
Kewaunee County 4-H: County Based Awards
Each year Kewaunee County 4-H honors outstanding members, leaders, and community members. A committee selects the award winners from the nomination forms. All award winners are honored at our annual Fall 4-H Banquet. Anyone can nominate someone for one of the awards listed below. If you feel someone should be considered for an award, please fill out the forms below and mail it to: Kewaunee County 4-H, 810 Lincoln St. Kewaunee, WI 54216 or e-mail it to email@example.com
County Level Award Descriptions:
New Teen Award: The new teen award nominations are open to 4-H members in grades 7-9. This individual should display good leadership skills, sportsmanship, a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and dedication. He/she should serve as a positive role model and mentor to other youth. This person should be involved at the club, project, county and maybe even beyond.
Outstanding Teen Award: The new teen award nominations are open to 4-H members in grades 10-13. This individual should display good leadership skills, sportsmanship, a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and dedication. He/she should serve as a positive role model and mentor to other youth. This person should be involved at the club, project, county and maybe even beyond.
Outstanding Leader: Any current 4-H leader may be nominated for this award. Do you know a volunteer leader that continually goes above and beyond for the organization? Someone who embodies what the 4-H program is all about? A volunteer that has made a difference in the lives of youth, other adults, or the community at large through the 4-H program? Then be sure to nominate this person for the outstanding leader award.
Friend of 4-H: This is for any person, business, or group that is not currently part of the 4-H program that has been a partner or has provided a great deal of support to Kewaunee County 4-H.
Outstanding Club/Project Member: Each club/project should select one outstanding member from their club/project membership. This individual should display good leadership skills, sportsmanship, a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and dedication. Each club/project is asked to select one member and submit that person’s name on the Outstanding Club/Project Member form.