And in honor of exemplifying these and other such honorable traits, six local 4-H members recently were recognized during the annual 4-H Achievement Banquet.
Koneda Devrick, chairman of the Mason County Community Educational Outreach Service Character Counts Committee, was on hand for the winning presentation from each of the local CEOS clubs.
The CEOS sponsored the contest, requesting that each 4-H club’s organizational leader nominate one member for each of the six pillar traits. Leaders submitted a paragraph telling why they felt the club member exemplified the trait. Then the six CEOS clubs in the county — Avalanche, Camp Conley, Cherokee, Leon, Pleasant and Wohelo — each took a different trait and met to go over the nominations and select a winner.
Winners were Julie Vanscoy, caring, sponsored by Avalanche CEOS; Cinthia Arbogast, citizenship, sponsored by Camp Conley CEOS; Richard Haga, fairness, sponsored by Cherokee CEOS; Nicholas Stalnaker, trustworthiness, sponsored by Leon CEOS; Amanda King, respect, sponsored by Pleasant CEOS; and Bethany Fetty, responsibility, sponsored by Wohelo CEOS.
The 4-H members were recognized and presented with a certificate and $50 savings bond at the recent achievement banquet.