Bonny Boultinghouse, a TLC Twisters 4-H Club member, served as president of her Club, as Vice-President of Barton County 4-H Council and as 4-H Ambassador. Bonny led her club in “Random Acts of Kindness”, an activity that invited the members to assist or help a community organization each month. She is the daughter of Shane and Jill Boultinghouse of Great Bend.
Anthony Broeder, a Eureka Homesteaders 4-H Club member, has served as 4-H club officer and has prepared and presented talks for County and Regional 4-H Day each year he was in 4-H. Anthony lists learning the value of hard work and learning to speak in front of a group as the most important things he has learned in 4-H. He is the son of Roland and Deanna Broeder of Great Bend.
Jenna Snell, a 5-year member of the Ellinwood Energizers, has served as president of her club and as a 4-H Ambassador. Jenna attended several state events including Kansas Youth Leadership Forum and 4-H Discovery Days and believes that she learned more about the big picture of 4-H and this helped her to promote 4-H to others in her community. She is the daughter of Tom and Jolene Snell, Ellinwood.
Kayla Reisner, a 12-year member of the Hoisington Jets 4-H Club, has served as president of her 4-H club, has been a member of 4-H Council and a 4-H Ambassador. Kayla has also been a junior leader at 4-H Day Camps and at the Barton County Fair. All her experiences in 4-H allowed her to receive the 4-H Key Award, an award given to the top 10% of all 4-H members. Kayla is the daughter of Douglas and Karla Reisner.
Kaitlyn Wondra, a member of the Ellinwood Energizers 4-H club, has served as an officer of her club and has helped as a junior leader to help younger members learn more about their projects. Kaitlyn lists being in the livestock projects as an experience that has been of great value to her. She has learned responsibility, dedication and compassion and those are skills she will use for the rest of her life. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Kelly and Kristen Wondra.
Jeffrey Kaiser has been a member of the Eureka Homesteaders 4-H Club for 11 years. He has been active in the junior leader group and in the 4-H livestock projects. Jeffrey lists going to 4-H Camp as a good learning experience for him because he learned how to get along with other kids and made new friends from other counties. He states “ I’ve learned if you put hard work and effort into something, it will all pay off in the end”. Jeffrey is the son of Randy and Michelle Kaiser of Hoisington.
Athena Vander Meer, is a member of the Sharpshooters 4-H Club and has been in 4-H for 14 years which includes 2 years as a Cloverbud. She has served as president of her club and as a junior leader in the sheep project. She lists her greatest achievement in 4-H as learning leadership and livestock showmanship skills. She states that showmanship has “helped me to make eye contact, smile no matter what and not be afraid to talk to new people”. Athena is the daughter of Paul and Patricia Vander Meer.
Alexis Woods is a Sharpshooters 4-H Club member and is presently serving as a junior apprentice instructor for the 4-H Archery project. She has served as a camp counselor for Heart of Kansas 4-H Camp for the past 3 years. Alexis lists serving as a camp counselor as her greatest 4-H achievement because she was able to “make a difference in the lives of younger members and it was amazing to have them look up to me”. Alexis is the daughter of Roger and Shauna McPherson.
The Barton County 4-H Holding Board, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation and all funds are used for the benefit of 4-H youth of Barton County. Matching funds for scholarships were provided by Chari Miller, in memory of Allan V. Miller who served as a volunteer 4-H leader for many years.