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Northridge 2014 graduate Blake O'Dell receives his award. 10-year members of 4-H were recognized at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on July 20, 2014. (James Buck / Elkhart Truth)

10-year members of 4-H were recognized at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on July 20, 2014. (James Buck / Elkhart Truth)
4-H members honored for ten years of service
Posted on July 20, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair recognized 180 10-year members for their dedicated involvement Sunday, July 20, fair’s Grandstand.

In a tradition upheld since 1984, graduating club members were congratulated by fair president Tim Yoder, 2014 fair queen Sarah Stump and Michael Christofeno, president of the 4-H Club Corp.

“I’ve appreciated all the leadership skills and friendships I’ve made over the years,” said Reece Miller of Fairfield High School, who was involved in Dairy Feeder Calf Club.

The recognition was followed by a dinner sponsored by the Fair Board.

Each 10-year 4-Her received a five-year fair pass to “help them come back in their college years,” according to Darlene Byland of the Ten Year Member Recognition Committee.

“They will always be a ten-year member, no matter where they go,” Byland said.

The following 4-H members were recognized for their decade of commitment to the fair:

Chase Alfrey. Andrew Anderson, Joshua Anderson

Tyler Anderson

Elizabeth Arnold

Calvin Awald

Kelsey Beachy

Treg Beer

Madison Berger

Kourteney Biddle

Kala Blosser

Lauren Blyly

Marie Bontrager

Molly Bontrager

Hayley Books

Hayley Bryan

Mariah Burtsfield

Alejandra Campos

Jenna Canen

Austin Christner

Jacob Chupp

Abigail Claar

Jennifer Coleman

Katherine Cooper

Victoria Craw

Alicia Cuzzocrea

Spencer Dahlgren

Laura Dickey

Alexis Dirmyer

Courtney Dobrzykowski

Patrick Dowty

Joshua Dreier

Carter Dyksen

Tiffany Emmons

Kolin Erb

Bejamin Ernest

Ariana Eshelman

Brittie Evans

Sidney Fisher

Abbigail Fowler

Takoda Friesen 

Jennifer Fry

Grant Frye

Brinna Garrett

Anndrea Garza

Paige Gersitz

Jacob Gongwer

Garrett Goppert

Jessica Gorden

Alexis Graber

Kelsey Graber

Lauren Graves

Ciarra Greenawalt

Chase Gregory

Andrew Grimm

Nakia Haarer

Andrew Hagar

Parker Hart

Jon Hill

Donovan Hochstetler

Zachary Holdeman

Steven Hooley

Natalie Hostetler

Tyler Hostetler

Cody Howell

Saris Huneryager

Bejamin Hunley

Jordan Hunsberger

Mallory Inniger

Allyson Jenkins

Seth Jones

Brock Jordan

Quinci Julian

Payton Kammerdiener

Jaron Katzer

Catherine Kauffman

Mitchell Keiser

Cheyenne Keller

Morgan Kerrn

Sarah Kezar

Cameron Kitson

Andrea Kline

Emily Krezel

Zachary Kropf

Emily Lantz

Jordan Lantz

Tara Lee

Alex Mast

Brooke Mast

Kyle Mast

Tyler Mast

Ralph McCoy

Brandin McCulloch

Bethany Metzler

Heather Meyers

Brook Mikel

Brycen Miller

Derek Miller

Kiersten Miller

Lucas Miller

Micah Miler

Nathan Miller

Olivia Miller

Reece Miller

Rebecca Milnes

Teage Minier

Brock Neff

Danielle Nevills

Black O’Dell

Morgan Olson

Krista Orange

Valerie Ostrowski

Robert Pendell

Kyle Pletcher

Lexus Portillo

Alyssa Price

Lois Prough

Tevin Pruitt

April Quintana

Schuyler Radtke

Helen Roeder

Kaitlin Rohr

Kassi Rosenberry

Austin Sanders

Christina Schell

Sabrina Scherer

Haley Schultz

Cassandra Searer

Elizabeth Sharkey

Bailey Shay

Emily Sheets

Anna Shetler

Morgan Shields

Kayla Simmons

Lillian Sipocz

Jacie Smeltzer

C Smith

Sierra Smith

Jake Snider

Brock Spitaels

John Stack

Austin Stieglitz

Pamela Studebaker

Ashley Stump

Grant Stump

Kody Stutzman

Mitchell Sullivan

Kimberly Swank

Spencer Swihart

Ryan Taylor

Scott Taylor

John Trenshaw

Jeremiah Valencourt

Evan VanCuren

Tori VanDiepenbos

Amanda Villagrana

Jesse Villagrana

Katie Vincic

Sarah Virgil

Annalie Water

Neal Warstler

Lorae Weaver

Trevor Weldy

Nathan Welling

Lauren Wenger

Kirstin Whitener

Brandon Wolferman

Morgan Wyson

Abigail Yoder

Sara Yontz

Christa Zak

Matthew Zentz

Mikaela Zook

Tony Zook