Sara Waldon, 4-H program educator for Barron County, recognized 15 members of clubs as 4-H graduates in a July 17 program on the Heffernan Memorial Stage at the fairgrounds.
For the last time, the graduates led pledges to the American and 4-H flags. Scholarships were announced, awards and certificates presented after which the graduates and those in attendance were invited inside the Expo Building to see a slide show featuring their 4-H years and enjoy cupcakes and lemonade.
Brooke Hammann won the ninth annual $500 Kathy Holten Memorial Scholarship given by her family. Holten was a longtime 4-H secretary at the Barron County Extension Office. It is given to one who values the 4-H experiences and demonstrates qualities of character, service and leadership.
Henry Huth won the $800 4-H scholarship from the Adult Leaders Association. Selection is based on projects, activities, leadership, awards, honors and recognition. Applicants must also write an essay on how 4-H will help them in their future.
Honored as 2021 graduates of the Barron County 4-H program, listed by club, were the following:
• Country Siders: Zackary Mickelson, Hannah Lemler and Bree Loftus.
• Kids from Cameron: Lydia Svendsen, Brooke Hrabak and Kyndra Schuebel.
• North Star: Amanda Carlson, Dana Bazewicz and Chloe Tomesh.
• Poskin Jets: Brooke Hammann, Jonathon Scheps and Logan Carr.
• Prairie Lake Eagles: Owen Nelson and Kim Johnson.
• Prairie Hustlers: Henry Huth.