On October 14, 2017 the Stanislaus County 4-H Awards Reception was held at the Stanislaus County Agriculture Center to recognize 4-H members throughout the county who have achieved success above the club level in various project areas. At the reception, several Orange Blossom 4-H members were recognized. Rhys Ludlow was awarded first medalist in intermediate cooking. In the horse project, Cailee Flood was awarded junior first medalist. Natalie Thompson was the county winner for leadership, and Molly Terpstra was the intermediate first medalist for public speaking. In the primary record book award category, Maryn Ludlow and Paige Swier were recognized.
The Stanislaus County Fair Medals of Merit were also given out that night to 4-H members who demonstrated excellence at the fair this past summer. Jesse Ruddy was the intermediate medal recipient for decorated cakes and cookies. Breanna Morgan was the advanced medal recipient for photography. All awards and placings for each member’s individual entries were tallied to determine these overall award winners from the fair.
Lastly, Orange Blossom 4-H Club was recognized with a gold award for its complete planning guide and annual goals. The club was also recognized as the third place winner in the county for its window display during National 4-H Week, which for Orange Blossom 4-H was in the windows at the Oakdale Feed and Seed in the center of town.
The Orange Blossom 4-H Club congratulates each and every member on their commitment to excellence and looks forward to another great year.