By Trisha Gedon
Three Grady County 4-H’ers were recognized for their achievements during the 101st State 4-H Roundup that took place recently at Oklahoma State University.
Maggie Evans, Cement, was awarded the advanced citizenship scholarship. The $1,200 scholarship is sponsored by the Mike Synar Memorial. She also was named a member of 4-H Key Club. Evans is a member of the Faithwalkers 4-H Club and is active in the health and fitness, wildlife and fisheries, and citizenship project areas. She has participated in 68 civic engagement projects and 425 hours serving in her community. One of her favorite leadership activities has been forming a SPIN club in Grady County that focuses on fitness. She is the daughter of Jay and Sherrie Evans.
Hunter Kelsey, of Amber, was awarded the advanced family and consumer sciences scholarship. This $1,200 scholarship is sponsored by the Oklahoma Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Oklahoma Association of 4-H Youth Development Professionals. He also was awarded the $1,200 Key Club scholarship sponsored by the Oklahoma Key Club. In addition, he was recognized as a member of the Blue Award Group. Kelsey has been an active 4-H’er for 10 years and is a member of the Amber-Pocasset Sr. 4-H Club. His main project areas are safety, advanced FCS and advanced achievement. During his 4-H career he has conducted workshop, given presentations, produced radio programs and coordinated national leadership activities. His favorite activities have been teaching fire safety at after-school programs and serving as a clover buddy at Special Clovers Camp. He is the son of James and Jacqueline Kelsey.
Cement resident Courtney Evans was awarded a Rule of Law Alumni scholarship. This $1,200 award is sponsored by the Rule of Law Scholarship Fund. During her 10 years as a member of the Faithwalkers 4-H Club, Evans was active in healthy living, public speaking and childcare projects. She was instrumental in the first statewide Healthy Living Summit and was a member of the Healthy Living Ambassador team. She completed 132 citizenship and community service projects, including working at the Chickasha Soup Kitchen. Evans is a student at OSU-OKC and is the daughter of Jay and Sherrie Evans.
In addition to the project and scholarship winners, Grady County 4-H also had the state winning Food Showdown Team consisting of Maggie Evans, Ben Tindle and Katie Jones. These three outstanding 4-H’ers will represent Oklahoma at the National 4-H Food Challenge to be held October 4th in Dallas, Texas.
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