WILLIAMSBURG -- The Blair County 4-H and FFA Livestock Clubs had their annual banquet Oct. 9 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building.
Special guests honored were award sponsors and buyers from the 2012 Show and Sale in August.
The officers from each club helping with the program were Haley England, Lauren Kensinger, Brandon Leidy, Jacob Bigelow, Hunter Stultz, Alex Decker and Luke Doyle.
The 2012 Blair County 4-H Outstanding Members are (from left): front -- Clay Wisecarver, Savannah Price, Faith Brumbaugh, Cynda Hoover and Lily Sollenberger; back -- Kara Stultz, Haley England, Jared Hileman, Alex Decker, Nathan Bishop and Aden McMonagle.
Jenna Moser, a student from Penn State and a 2011 FFA state officer, led the program. She will be attending the National FFA Convention the end of October competing for a national FFA state office. Stan McKee, Penn State Extension district director, also gave a speech.
Also presented was a PowerPoint of the events from the show and sale.
Chris and Barb Doyle donated mums for the door prizes
The Clearfield Bank & Trust of Williamsburg sponsored the high point trophies for each club. The awards given by each of the following clubs were:
Little Cow Tails
High Point Award -- Lindsay Knab, senior; Haley England, intermediate; Cynda Hoover, junior; Lily Sollenberger, first-year.
Perfect attendance -- Allee England, Haley England, Lauren Kensinger, Lindsey Kensinger, Cynda Hoover, Michaela Brown, Cassandra Michelone, Lily Sollenberger, Tamara Smith and Kaylee McClain.
Over the Hill Award -- Lindsay Knab.
High Point Award -- Senior: Paige Pearson, first; Samantha Sessamen, second. Intermediate: Aden McMonagle, first; Yvonne Longenecker, second. Junior: Kara Stultz, first; Marlyna Borman, second. First-year: Savannah Price, first; Taylor Uplinger, second.
Shepherd Contest -- Senior: Paige Pearson, first; Brandon Leidy, second. Intermediate: Yvonne Longenecker, first; Aden McMonagle/Hunter Stultz, tied for second. Junior: Cassandra Michelone, first; Alexi McMonagle, second. First-year: Taylor Uplinger, first; Savannah Price, second.
Guess of weight -- Aden McMonagle, first; Alexi McMonagle and Josiah Dowey, second; Cassandra Michelone, third.
Rate of Gain -- Ben Leidy, first; Cassandra Michelone and Ben Leidy, second; Yvonne Longenecker, third.Rate of Gain was donated by Keith Truck & Equipment Sales LLC.
Ewe Award -- Cassandra Michelone, first; Scott Sessamen, second.
Cooking Contest -- Members were given a pound of lambburger to make a meal in 45 minutes. All were winners, and there were no leftovers.
Scott Sessamen gave an award from the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association for the Good Housekeeping Job at the Lamb Show in August. The recipient of the award this year was Savannah Price.
The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association also gave a Veterans Helping Veterans Award to Jack Mock for all his support for the youth.
Perfect attendance -- Trent Kipe, Aden McMonagle, Alexi McMonagle, Cassandra Michelone, Scott Sessamen, Kara Stultz, Taylor Uplinger.
Renaissance Animal Nutrition also sponsored an award for each member.
Blair County Swine Club
High Point Award -- Nathan Bishop, senior; Aden McMonagle, intermediate; Victoria Longenecker, junior; Faith Brumbaugh, first-year.
Perfect Attendance -- Nathan Bishop, Alicia Lane, Dustin Lane, Victoria Longenecker, Kaylee McClain, Aden McMonagle, Cassandra Michelone, Nicholas Michelone, Vincent Michelone, Hunter Stultz.
Tailtwister Community Club
High Point Award -- Alex Decker, senior; Aaron Bowman, intermediate.
Baby Beef Club
High Point Award -- Alana Ritchey, senior; Alicia Lane, intermediate; Hunter Metzker, junior; Clay Wisecarver, first-year.
Guess of Weight -- Jared Hileman.
Rate of Gain was given by Dennis Dively from the Clearfield Bank & Trust of Williamsburg
If anyone is interested in joining any of these clubs, please contact the Penn State Extension Office in Altoona or one of the leaders.