(Courtesy Portage Co. 4-H)

Portage Co. 4-H honors adult leaders, youngsters

Metro Wire Staff

Portage County 4-H honored several for their work in the organization during a special adult banquet on Nov. 11.

Child members of 4-H were recognized during a separate award ceremony on Nov. 12. Both were held at the Jensen Community Center in Amherst.

Adult service awards

One Year of Service:
Heidi Corcoran – Sunnyside Climbers
Mindy Golla – Eager Eagles
Amanda Jordan – Plover Clovers
Amy Konopacky – River Valley Riders
Robin Oliver – Nelsonville Zippy Zees
Samantha Wolf – Plover Clovers

Five Years of Service:
Gail Stanislowski-Lopez – Rosholt Pioneers

Ten Years of Service:
Greg Kolodziej – Casimer Boosters
Jill Metzler – Carson Climbers
Jesse Waltenberg – Nelsonville Zippy Zees

Fifteen Years of Service:
Annette Czerneski – Carson Climbers
Tracy Glodowski – Rosholt Pioneers
Jessica Kildahl – Tomorrow River Voyagers
Joshua Kildahl – Tomorrow River Voyagers
Gail Studzinski – County-Wide


Twenty Years of Service:
Sara Hintz – Plover Clovers

Thirty Years of Service:
Karen Jastromski – Tomorrow River Voyagers

Thirty-Five Years Of Service:
Mary Trzebiatowski – Plover Clovers

Forty-Five Years of Service:
Marilyn Pederson – Carson Climbers

4-H Alumni was awarded to Jordin Rekowski

Volunteer Leader of the Year to Malayna Polum

Friend of 4-H was awarded to Feltz’s Dairy Store

Youth awards

First Year Members:
Almond Busy Bees:
Kathleen Behr
Charlie Burns
Via Friedman
Eddy Reincke

Carson Climbers:
Ace Hogan
Catrina Pliska
Claire Pliska

Casimer Boosters:
Isabel Szymkowiak

Eager Eagles:
Charlotte Hamre
Paighton Williquette

Nelsonville Zippy Zees:
Elliot Christianson
Mads Jensen
Olivia Kugel
Prestin Kugel
Jaysmasin Mason
Raleigh Oliver
Myla Osowicz
Cortneen Peterson
Nora Schmied
Evelyn Wendt

Plover Clovers:
Sarah Jordan
Carlee Koziczkowski
Emma Koziczkowski
Maggie Koziczkowski

Rosholt Pioneers:
Isaiah Anderson
Hailey Ostrowski
Olivia Starr
Jayden Wallace
Charley Zdroik

Sunnyside Climbers:
John Baumann

Tomorrow River Voyagers:
Grace Britz
Sophie Britz
Lauren Golomski
Carter Ignatowski
Piper Passwaters
Sadie Passwaters
Avery Rooney

Disc Awards:
Bronze Disc – 40 Points:
Casimer Boosters:
Marcus Krueger
Glen Rydberg

Nelsonville Zippy Zees:
Elise Christianson

Plover Clover:
Abby Bey
Collin Lockman

Rosholt Pioneers:
Ethan Filtz
Jakub Filtz
Mason Filtz
Crystalina Gagas
Analin Padilla
Gwendolyn Steinhauer
Jacob Wierzba
Mason Wierzba
Marie Keck

Silver Disc – 90 Points:
Joshua Czerneski – Carson Climbers
Kelsie Davis – Rosholt Pioneers
Adison Glodowski – Rosholt Pioneers
Marie Keck – Sunnyside Climbers

Gold Disc – 140 Points:
Koy Karaliunas – Carson Climbers
Autumn Polum – Nelsonville Zippy Zees
Skyler Cisewski – Plover Clovers
Trisha Edmundson – Sunnyside Climbers
Wyatt Beaudoin – Tomorrow River Voyagers
Isaac Spoelstra – Tomorrow River Voyagers

Honor Disc – 200 Points:
Candace Lein – Almond Busy Bees
Claire Lewallen – Nelsonville Zippy Zees
Trisha Edmundson – Sunnyside Climbers

High Honor Disc – 260 Points:
Juniper Rydberg – Casimer Boosters
Samantha Simonis – Rosholt Pioneers

Jillian Bruder – Casimer Boosters
Joshua Kolodziej – Casimer Boosters
Maia Zalewski – Casimer Boosters
Brooke Mallek – Junction City Golden Stars
Kjiersten Kazda – Nelsonville Zippy Zees
Samantha Simonis – Rosholt Pioneers
Maria Kildahl – Tomorrow River Voyagers
Jacob Spoelstra – Tomorrow River Voyagers
Ethan Zilisch – Tomorrow River Voyagers

Leader of Tomorrow:
Candace Lein – Almond Busy Bees
Juniper Rydberg – Casimer Boosters

Key Award:
Candace Lein – Almond Busy Bees
Jacob Spoelstra – Tomorrow River Voyagers
Noah Spoelstra – Tomorrow River Voyagers

Youth Leadership Awards:
Candace Lein – Almond Busy Bees – Large Animal Science Award
Adison Glodowski – Rosholt Pioneers – Large Animal Science Award
Marcus Krueger – Casimer Boosters – Small Animal Science Award
Camryn Wade – Almond Busy Bees – Plant and Soil Science Award, Teen Leader Award
Elise Christianson – Nelsonville Zippy Zees – Historian Award
Autumn Polum – Nelsonville Zippy Zees – Club Secretary Award, County Youth Leader Award
Brooklynn Trzebiatowski – Plover Clovers – County Youth Leader Award
Kelsie Davis – Rosholt Pioneers – Visual Arts Award
Trisha Edmundson – Sunnyside Climbers – Club Secretary Award
Marie Keck – Sunnyside Climbers – Family, Health and Home Award, County Youth Leader Award

Would you please publish this in your news outlets? Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your time!

Malayna Polum
President Portage County 4-H Leaders Association