Hansford 4-H Members Honored

Monday, October 12, 2015
Hansford County 4-H youth Jaci Burgin was honored at the District 1 4-H Gold Star Award Banquet Monday, October 5th at WTAMU in Canyon. The Gold Star is the highest award presented in 4-H and may be awarded only one time in a member’s 4-H career.

Jaci participates in Swine, Livestock Judging, Heifer, Commercial Steer, Cooking, Photography and Leadership. She is currently President of her 4-H club and previous Vice President. She also currently serves as Vice President of the County 4-H Council. Jaci worked in the 4-H recruitment booth at Back to School night. She helped younger members learn to show their animal projects at the Showmanship Clinics. She served on the refreshment and planning committees for 4-H Recruitment and Recognition night. Her citizenship activities included a canned food drive for Community Food Bank, Recreation night at Hansford Manor, stuffed animals for Kids Helping Kids hospital project and brought coke tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Jaci is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Spearman FFA and is a member of First United Methodist church where she volunteers in the nursery. Her most memorable 4-H experiences are in the showing and livestock judging arenas. These include showing a Reserve Division Champion barrow at the American Royal in Kansas City, and a Breed Champion barrow at the San Antonio Stock Show, and Junior Showmanship and Senior Showmanship awards at the Hansford County Stock Show. Additionally, she was high individual at the Connors College livestock judging contest and the District Livestock Judging contest and a member of the 2nd Place Team at the State Livestock Judging contest winning a trip to Nationals at Denver.

Bret and Paige Burgin were honored as Distinguished Leaders at the banquet held at WTAMU in Canyon, October 5th. Bret and Paige have spent countless hours preparing 4-H Livestock Judging members to contest and preparing for contest.

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