Pictured in the photo (Left to Right): Back Row: Emily Lucas (Cloverbud Leader), Alyse Bemis, Cheyenne Vassmer, Katrina Lucas (Endeavor Club Leader) Middle Row: Ethan Vassmer, Chloe Taylor, Adriana Lucas
Front: Deacon Droze
By Alyse Bemis, Endeavor 4-H Club Reporter
Endeavor, the newest 4-H club in the Owasso area, had a great showing at the Tulsa County 4-H Achievement Awards Banquet this month. Having only formed in December of 2021, Endeavor had the second highest number of members receiving awards, and took home a club award of a Silver Banner.
The 74th Annual Tulsa County 4-H Achievement Awards banquet was held on Thursday, September 15th, at Asbury Church in Tulsa. Tulsa County Commissioner and 4-H alumna, Karen Keith, gave the keynote address, highlighting famous 4-H alumni and detailing how 4-H helped set them up for success.
4-H achievement awards are earned for accomplishments in a 4-H project area. Members keep a record of project work, public speaking and leadership opportunities, and community service done throughout the year. Record books are judged, and the awards earned are presented at the Achievement Awards Banquet. Participation, Bronze, Silver, or a Gold award medal can be earned in a project area, and there are several special awards that may be earned for going above and beyond medal requirements. Gatesigns are also awarded to new members who turn in a record book.
Endeavor 4-H club members received the following awards in their project areas, and two members received special awards:
- Deacon Droze, Owasso: Cloverbud
Drake Eshelman, Owasso: Fabrics and Fashion- Participation Award and Gatesign
Alyse Bemis, Owasso: Design & Construction- Silver Medal and Gatesign
Chloe Taylor, Owasso: Expressive Arts- Participation Award and Gatesign
Adriana Lucas, Collinsville: Goat- Gold
Codi Taylor, Collinsville: Equine- Gold
Cheyenne Vassmer, Collinsville: Rabbits- Gold
Q & Q County Fair Award
Outstanding Junior Award- Leadership
Ethan Vassmer, Collinsville: Rabbits- Gold
Outstanding Junior Award- Agriculture & Natural Resources
When asked how the Vassmers had earned their “outstanding” awards, their mom Lisa explained that “all you need to do is house twenty-one rabbits!”
For information about 4-H and how to get involved in the Endeavor 4-H club, visit owasso4h.com.