4-H members earn Wisconsin 4-H Key Award

Four Outagamie County 4-H members have been selected as the 2017 4-H Key Award winners:
Amanda Capaul (Appleton), Bent Arrow 4-H Club, Sara Harrmann (Hortonville), B-Square 4-H Club, Angela Penterman (Kaukauna), Buchanan Badgers 4-H Club and Jim Stille (Black Creek), Bent Arrow
4-H Club were presented with the 4-H Key Award at the Outagamie County 4-H Member Recognition Program on October 26, at Seymour High School.
The prestigious Key Award, one of the highest honors a 4-H member can receive, honors a select group of 4-H participants annually. Youth receiving this award have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community.
According to Kayla Viste, Outagamie County 4-H Youth and Family Development Educator, this year’s winners exemplify the goals and values of the Wisconsin 4-H program. “These young leaders have applied the leaderships skills they learned through 4-H and use it every day. They are true 4-H leaders, and we are lucky to have them in our community.”
Key Award recipients are high school students with at least three years of experience in 4-H and one year as a youth leader. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Rural Mutual Insurance Company sponsor the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award program. They have sponsored these awards for over 25 years, helping 4-H to honor some of Wisconsin’s finest youth.
To learn more about Outagamie County 4-H or to find out how to join, contact the Outagamie County UW-Extension Office at 920-832-5123 or go to www.outagamie.uwex.edu/4h.