Luzerne County 4-H members and leaders were recently recognized for their achievements during the 2015-2016 program year.
Receiving recognition were members who participated in county, district and state 4-H events as well as all 4-H leaders for their year of service.
Receiving recognition as the 2016 Luzerne County Outstanding 4-H Members were Johanna Kiska, Shavertown, a member of Millennium 4-H Club; Tim Maron, Wapwallopen, a member of the Hobbie 4-H Club; and Morgan Rinehimer, Wapwallopen, a member of Tall in the Saddle 4-H Club.
The Outstanding 4-H Members were selected based on their demonstrated leadership and involvement within 4-H and the community, excellence in character, and personal development.
Oliver Brown, Nescopeck, a member of Hobbie 4-H; Libby Fricks, Berwick, a member of Tall in the Saddle 4-H; and Ariana Palmaccio, Freeland a member of Millennium 4-H, all received the Club Spirit Award. This award goes to a member in his or her club that has shown the most improvement during the year, has been helpful to both the leaders and other 4-H members, has good attendance at meetings, participated in community service activities, and exhibits good 4-H spirit.
4-H is the youth development program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. The program fosters citizenship and leadership as well as growth through a variety of learning experiences.
4-H is a family-oriented, non-formal education program open to all youth ages 5-18.
For more information on how to join 4-H or becoming a 4-H leader, contact, Penn State Extension Luzerne County at 570-825-1701 or 888-825-1701 or email LuzerneExt@psu.edu.