Calvert County 4-H holds annual awards event
By Carrie Jones and Katie Brennan
(Editor’s note: Carrie Jones and Katie Brennan are 4-H Ambassadors in Calvert County, Md.)
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. — Calvert County 4-H held its Achievement Night awards at the Calvert County Fairgrounds on Feb. 23. County 4-H officials and 4-H ambassadors lead the ceremony.
Calvert County Commissioners Tim Hutchins and Buddy Hance along with longtime 4-H volunteers Gerald Worrell and Florence Lindsay were present for the evening. It was an honor to have them spend the evening with our 4-H family.
The 4-H members were recognized for their achievements throughout 2018.
They received awards for their Diamond Clover level completion, record book completion, Maryland team competitions, county club awards, and honorary awards.
The Diamond Clover awards are individual awards where each 4-H member has additional responsibilities throughout the year.
Levels 5 and 6 are recognized at the state level with Diamond Clover Level 6 being similar to the Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Awards.
On Feb. 17 the Maryland 4-H Foundation held its annual gala.
At the gala there were seven Calvert 4-H members who received their Diamond Clover Level 5 awards: Emme Van Fossen, Hayley Spicknall, Carrie Jones, Luke Moir, Cody Mister, Anthony Eyler and Olivia Eyler. Lesley Porterfield was recognized for her team accomplishments and received scholarships to University of Maryland for her top Hippology score in 2018.
Another top senior award went to Emme Van Fossen who won the 2018 4-H All Star Award, which goes to a member who went above and beyond to help the community.
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