Drake, daughter of Tom and Debbie Drake, has been awarded a state level 4-H scholarship of $2,500, while Buckley, son of Pam and Bryce Buckley, was selected as the top youth in the state for his 4-H work and experiences relating to environmental science.
Drake has been awarded one of the Paul A. and Ethel I. Smith 4-H Scholarship to attend The Ohio State University this fall. She competed against youth from across the state to win the scholarship. Tina is a member of the Pioneers 4-H Club, an active Teen Leader, Camp Counselor, Junior Fairboard member, and Health Rocks Mentor.
Buckley, a member of the Whiz Kids 4-H Club and an active teen leader and Junior Fairboard member, as a result of his 4-H accomplishments is one of 24 youth that will represent Ohio at the National 4-H Club Congress this fall in Atlanta, Ga.
Both Drake and Buckley were recognized at the Ohio State 4-H awards banquet held in Columbus last month.
Meigs County youth were well represented at the Ohio State Fair, receiving numerous awards. Twenty-nine of Meigs 75 youth eligible to go to State Fair attended this year. In some cases these youth represented in more than one State Fair judging event.
In the horse area Shannon Brown, son of Mary and Jeff Brown and member of the Silver Spurs, first qualified at the Multi-County Performance Against Standards Horse Show for Speed and Control, Cones and Barrels, and Cones. He went on to the Ohio State Fair and finished in the top 5 for Speed and Control out of over 75 participants.
Sarah Turner finished in the top 15 for Senior Dog Showmanship with a 4th place showing. She is the daughter of Carla Hopton and a member of the Kids and K-9’s 4-H Club.
For non-animal projects Meigs County youth earned three Outstanding of the Day awards.
On Small Engine and Lawn Care Day, Ashley Buchanan, daughter of Susan Buchanan and member of the Backyard Critters, received an Outstanding of the Day for her Crank It Up small engine project.
On Clothing Day Meigs County received two Outstanding of the Day’s at the State Fair.
Mattison Finlaw, daughter of Christy and Matt Finlaw and member of the County Roots and Cowboy Boots 4-H Club, was awarded an Outstanding of the Day for her Ready Let’s Sew Project. Tina Drake of the Pioneers 4-H Club, daughter of Tom and Debbie Drake, also received an Outstanding of the Day for her Sewing for Others project.
All of the winning projects will be displayed at the 2009 Meigs County Fair next week.