Each year, the Denton County 4-H program hosts the Gold Star Banquet to recognize the accomplishments of 4-H members throughout the past year.
This year, the banquet was held Aug. 10 at the Denton County Elections Administration. Along with 4-H members and their families, distinguished guests included Allen Chick and Chip Sargent from the Denton Kiwanis Club, as well as Tommy Calvert with Denton County Farm Bureau. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Leadership Advisory Board members in attendance included Micki and Dave Zartman, Lynda Harvey, Shirley Haisler and Mary Bridges.
The major 4-H youth awards were given as follows:
Presidential Service awards — Hannah Mohr, Jacob Mayfield, Erik Dieterich, Christian Dieterich, and Lila Griffith
Farm Bureau Award — Kyle Real and Anelise Wilson
The Danforth “I Dare You” Award — Lauren Hicks and Erik Dieterich
Al Petty Scholarship — Christian Dieterich
Bronze Star Award — Luciana Hackett
Silver Star Award — Lila Griffith and Bryce Borchardt
Gold Star Award — Hannah Mohr and Jacob Mayfield
The adult leader and volunteer awards recognized the Denton County 4-H Club managers for their exceptional work throughout the year.
The Friend of 4-H Award was given to Game Changers Sports Arcade and Grill in Denton for its dedication to Denton County 4-H. We also recognized the Argyle and Pilot Point clubs for qualifying to be Clubs of Excellence.
As we prepare to begin a new 4-H year, we want to extend our thanks to all those who make the Denton County 4-H program excellent. The Gold Star Banquet gives us the opportunity to not only recognize exceptional 4-H members, but to show parents, volunteers, county leaders and employees that we appreciate everything they do for our program on a daily basis.
We are looking forward to another busy and exciting year in 4-H. Enrollment for the new 4-H year is open. For more information, call 940-349-2884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.