Lee County 4-H Members Recognized for Excellence

Written by Theresa Rose on February 25, 2015

The 4-H Youth Development Program in Lee County recognized its top members and volunteers at its Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday. Close to 100 4-H leaders, members, their families, and supporters attended the event at Roling Hall in Fort Madison. The banquet included an awards ceremony, dinner, and entertainment from Magician Lance Nicolai. The meal was provided by the Lee County Pork Producers, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Lee County 4-H Cooking Club.

Award recipients were selected for their 4-H projects, attendance, leadership, citizenship, and achievement. “The Annual Banquet is a great way for our 4-H members to be recognized for the hard work they put into the program throughout the entire 4-H year,” said Emily Hulsebus, Lee County Youth Educator for ISU Extension and Outreach. “The various awards represent the wide range of opportunities 4-H offers our members, from science and agriculture to leadership, communication, and citizenship.”

The 2015 award winners are:

Fifth Year Member Pin Recipients

Kyle Bredemeyer – Bonaparte, IA

Ryder Brune – Saint Paul, IA

Caleb Denning – Houghton, IA

Brant Holtkamp – Donnellson, IA

Cody Lemaster – Argyle, IA

Andrea Steffensmeier – Fort Madison, IA

Caleb Stoltz – Donnellson, IA

Kacey Weaver – Donnellson, IA

Waylon Weirather – Montrose, IA

Perfect Attendance Awards

Devin Brecount – Argyle, IA

Colby Bredemeyer – Bonaparte, IA

Kyle Bredemeyer – Bonaparte, IA

Nathan Bredemeyer – Bonaparte, IA

Emma Burkholder – Argyle, IA

Ethan Burkholder – Argyle, IA

Cassidy Davis – Donnellson, IA

Caleb Denning – Houghton, IA

Mikayla Fedler – West Point, IA

Sammy Hasper – Donnellson, IA

Conner Hellweg – Donnellson, IA

Ethan Hellweg – West Point, IA

Brant Holtkamp – Donnellson, IA

Joseph Holtkamp – Donnellson, IA

Cody LeMaster – Argyle, IA

Blake Moeller – West Point, IA

Cole Moeller – West Point, IA

Avree Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Devin Tweedy – Argyle, IA

Hailey Tweedy – Argyle, IA

Mattlynn Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Trenten Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Quenten Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Remington Wellman – Donnellson, IA

Trey Wellman – Donnellson, IA

Tyler Wellman – West Point, IA

Outstanding Volunteers

Laura McDowell – Donnellson, IA

Terry Moeller – West Point, IA

Family & Consumer Sciences Project Awards

Cassidy Davis – Donnellson, IA

Avreeanna Tweedy –Donnellson, IA

STEM Project Awards

Dylan Stuecker – West Point, IA

Quenten Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Joey Holtkamp – Donnellson, IA

Creative Arts Project Awards

Claire Holtkamp – Donnellson, Iowa

Cassidy Davis – Donnellson, Iowa

Hailey Tweedy – Argyle, Iowa

Avreeanna Tweedy – Donnellson, Iowa

Abby Holtkamp – Donnellson, IA

Katie Denning – Houghton, IA

Small Animal Project Awards

Chyane Davidson – Farmington, IA

Avereanna Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Devin Tweedy – Argyle, IA

Hailey Tweedy – Argyle, IA

Trenten Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Large Animal Project Awards

Eryn Anderson – Houghton, IA

Kyle Bredemeyer – Bonaparte, IA

Nathan Bredemeyer – Bonaparte, IA

Abby Dingman – West Point, IA

Emily Dingman – West Point, IA

Bailey Hellweg – Donnellson, IA

Blake Hellweg – Donnellson, IA

Connor Hellweg – Donnellson, IA

Abby Holtkamp – Donnellson, IA

Claire Holtkamp – Donnellson, IA

Sabrina Menke – Hillsboro, IA

Blake Moeller – West Point, IA

Cole Moeller – West Point, IA

Madison Mohrfeld – West Point, IA

Connor Moore – Donnellson, IA

Avree Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Hailey Tweedy – Argyle, IA

Sarah Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Trenten Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Quenten Tweedy – Donnellson, IA

Maddie Wellman – Donnellson, IA

Remmy Wellman – Donnellson, IA

Tyler Wellman – West Point, IA

Outstanding Project Awards

Chyane Davidson of Farmington, IA for her chicken coop renovation and poultry project

Devin Tweedy of Argyle, IA for his small animal project

Hailey Tweedy of Argyle, IA for her small animal projects and her horse/pony project

Achievement Award

Joey Holtkamp of Donnellson is the son of Joe and Gayle Holtkamp and is a member of the Busy Workers. He has been in 4-H for 4 years and has participated in Woodworking, Dog Obedience, Dog Handling, Market Swine, and Derby Swine project areas. He enjoyed taking a leadership role as his club secretary. Joey is an honor roll Student at Mount Pleasant Community School, a Mass server at St James Church, has played baseball, soccer, cross country, future problem solving, and many other activities.

Leadership Awards

Danielle Hoenig of Keokuk is the daughter of Fran Hoenig and Keith Hoenig. Throughout her 4-H career Danielle continually demonstrates her leadership abilities. As an active senior member of the Jolly M’s, Danielle is happy to lend a hand to younger members and offer helpful advice when needed. Danielle was nominated this year, and is currently serving the Lee County 4-H as the Teen County Council President. She has taken over teaching the dog obedience prep classes before fair and volunteers to help with nearly every event hosted by the Lee County 4-H. Not only does she show livestock and take art hall projects to the Iowa State Fair, Danielle spends the entire two weeks of the state fair volunteering her time through the FFA. Danielle is a Junior at Central Lee High School where she plays volleyball, participates in Spanish Club, is a member of the National Honor Society, and serves as the Central Lee FFA Vice President.

Caleb Moore of Donnellson is the son of Doug and Angie Moore, he is a member of the Harrison Huskies. Throughout his 4-H career, Caleb has actively displayed his leadership abilities at a club level, active as a club officer, and on a county level as a Teen County Coucil Member. Caleb is a Junior and an honor roll student at Central Lee High School where he plays football, is a member of the Student Council, is the FFA Chapter Reporter, and is a member of the National Honors Society. Caleb is also a member of his church’s youth group and is always happy to help out.

Citizenship Award

Ethan Hellweg of West Point is the son of Larry and Rita Hellweg. He is a member of the Busy Workers 4-H Club and he serves as the Teen County Council Reporter. Currently a Junior at Central Lee High School, Ethan is an honor roll student, A member of the Science Club, is the FFA 2nd Vice President, and plays football. He volunteers much of his time helping with County Council events and is always happy to help a 4-H Member in need! Ethan has also participated in a mission trip to New York where he spent time repairing homes that were damaged by a storm.

Danforth “I Dare You” Award

Emma Newberry of Argyle is the Daughter of Jason and Wendy Newberry. She is a member of the Handy Helpers 4-H club and is serving as the Teen County Council Secretary. Emma and honor roll student at Central Lee where she is a Junior and is involved in softball, basketball, track, Spanish club, national honor society, peer helping, kids against hunger, love the unloved, and is the FFA Chapter Secretary. Emma shows cattle and pigs at the Lee County Fair. Emma is always happy to volunteer her time, last year Emma represented the Lee County 4-H at the South East Iowa STEM Festival, Fort Madison’s Children’s Day, 3on3 tournament, and more.

Outstanding Intermediate Member Awards

Cole Moeller of West Point is the son of Terry and Liz Moeller, he is a member of the Busy Workers 4-H Club. Cole is a freshman at Holy Trinity Catholic High School. Cole is extremely passionate about his 4-H Livestock! Cole shows swine in the Iowa Swine Jackpot Series as well as a variety of national shows. Cole also exhibits sheep and cattle at the Lee County Fair and has had success with all species. Cole is most proud of his accomplishments in Showmanship and the success of his club’s Heifer International Service Learning Project this year.

Madison Mohrfeld of West Point is the daughter of Brian and Sarah Mohrfeld and is a member of the Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Madison is an honor roll student at Holy Trinity Catholic High School where she is a student council member. Madison enjoys showing her beef and swine projects at the Lee County Fair and aspires to show at the Iowa State Fair this year. Madison’s favorite club activity is helping with the annual pancake/sausage breakfast that her club hosts each year.