A big audience packed the Washington County Expo Event Center Friday night for the 2022 Washington County 4-H Family Night and Awards Banquet.
This year’s theme was, “And the award goes to…”
Multiple awards and scholarships were handed out as part of the evening’s festivities.
The Friend of 4-H Award went to the Washington Animal Clinic. Dr. Peter Wunderlich accepted the award on behalf of the clinic.
The 4-H Family of the Year went to the Saunders Family, while the 4-H Alumni of the Year went to Courtney Mason.
The Rookie of the Year was awarded to Olivia Fuchs, while Hunter Janner was the winner of the Bronze Star Award.
The Silver Star Awards were given out to Calvin Wunderlich, Logan Boeker, and Mallory Winkelmann.
Meanwhile, Madison Moran, Eli Saunders, and Dawson Rudloff received the Workhorse Awards.
The “I Dare You” Awards went to Addison Schramme, Audrey Smith, and Dalton Winkelmann.
The Gold Star Award winners were Katie Mikolajchak, Weston Hinze, and Waylon Hinze.
Katie Mikolajchak was also the winner of the La Nell Seeker Memorial 4-H Scholarship.
The Gideon Lincecum Master Naturalist Scholarship was given to Keely Mikolajchak.
The Bluebonnet Master Gardner Association handed out four scholarships to Eli Saunders, Waylon Hinze, Weston Hinze, and Keely Mikolajchak.
The Extension Education Association Scholarships went to Keely Mikolajchak and Eli Saunders.
They also announced the new Washington County 4-H Council Officers. They are President Madison Moran, 1st Vice President Dalton Winkelmann, 2nd Vice President Dawson Rudloff, 3rd Vice President McKenzie Tiemann, Secretary Audrey Schmidt, Treasurer Logan Mason, Reporter Calvin Wunderlich, Parliamentarian Kord Mikolajchak, and District Delegates Hailey Niemeyer and Matthew Phillips.
In addition to that, the Washington County 4-H Parent Association Officers were named. They are President Crystal Mikolajchak, Vice President Marissa Rudloff, Secretary Karen Schomburg, Treasurer Pam Zibilski, and Reporter Christy Moran.