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Ripley County 4-H Recognizes 10-Year Members

Posted On July 03, 2014

4-h-clover-4h(Ripley County, Ind.) – Kids who have dedicated part of their time to Ripley County 4-H over the past 10 years are being saluted for their time with the organization.

The 40 4-H members have been recognized for their 10-year status. They will be among the participants in the 2014 Ripley County 4-H Fair happening July 20-26 at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood.

The list was provided by Ripley County 4-H:

 

Kiersten Abel

Parents: Tricia and Scott White & David and Jen Abel

Club: Napoleon 4-H Country Club

Major Projects: Goats and Photography

Favorite Project: Photography

Future Plans: Kiersten plans to get her Associates Degree in Photography at Ivy Tech Community College.

Garrett Adkinson

Parents: Aaron and Ruth Ann Adkinson

Club: Hopewell Clover Bees

Major Projects: Swine

Favorite Project: Swine

Future Plans: Garrett plans to attend Ivy Tech and major in Criminal Justice then go to the Police Academy to become an Indiana State Trooper.

 

Karissa Bockstahler

Parents: Chris and Kathy Bockstahler

Club: Morris Shamrocks

Major Projects: Goats and Foods

Favorite Project: Goats

Future Plans: Karissa plans to attend Ivy Tech, undecided on career.

 

JC Boyken

Parents:  John and Camille Boyken

Club: Friendly 4-H’ers

Major Projects: Electricity, Action Demonstration, Goats

Favorite Project: Action Demonstration

Future Plans: JC plans to study Petroleum Engineering at West Virginia University.

 

Jacob Brinson

Parents: Marsha and Tad Brinson

Club:  Olean Volunteers

Major Projects: Beef

Favorite Project: Beef

Future Plans: Jacob plans to work for UPS and farm.

 

Kelsey Cumberworth

Parents: Michael and Lynn Cumberworth

Club: Friendly 4-H’ers

Major Projects: Photography

Favorite Project: Black and White Salon Prints

Future Plans: Kelsey plans to attend Trine University and major in electrical engineering.

 

Jacqueline Eckstein

Parents: Andrew and Holly Eckstein

Club: Faithful Workers

Major Projects: Wood Science and Photography

Favorite Project: Welding

Future Plans: Jacqueline plans to attend school for Nursing.

 

Matthew Eckstein

Parents: Karen and the late Paul Eckstein

Club: Country Kids

Major Projects: Welding, Electric, Woodworking, Forestry, Poultry

Favorite Project: Welding

Future Plans: Matthew plans to receive his plumbing license.

Chad Emsweller

Parents: Doug and Marlene Emsweller

Club: Country Kids

Major Projects: Corn, Soybeans, Compact Tractor, Tractor

Favorite Project: Compact Tractor

Future Plans: Chad plans to attend Purdue University to major in Crop Science.

 

Nichole Flaspohler

Parents: Nick and Kathleen Flaspohler

Club: Morris Shamrocks

Major Projects: Swine, Scrapbooking, Dairy Feeder Steers, Junior Leaders

Favorite Project: Swine

Future Plans: Nichole plans to attend Purdue University in the fall and major in Pre-Pharmacy.

Isaiah Frey

Parents: James and Betty Frey

Club: Country Kids

Major Projects:  Foods, Forestry, Health, Genealogy

Favorite Project: Foods and Health

Future Plans: Isaiah plans to major in Electrical Engineering at the University of Evansville.

Dalton Garner

Parents: John and Sherry Garner

Club: Elrod Stars

Major Projects: Horses, Swine, Goats, Poultry, Dairy, Beef, Dog

Favorite Project: Welding and animal projects

Future Plans: After his graduation from Milan High School, Dalton will be leaving for the Marines.

 

Tyler Gauck

Parents: Bart and Tammy Gauck

Club:  Pierceville Haypals

Major Projects:  Electric, Hay, Tractor, Swine, Beef

Favorite Project: Electric

Future Plans: Tyler plans to become an electrical lineman.

Dustin Gindling

Parents: Matt and Jenny Gindling

Club: Faithful Workers

Major Projects: Swine, Pygmy Goats, Wood Science

Favorite Project: Wood Science and Swine

Future Plans: Dustin plans to attend Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.

 

Kaylyn Gindling

Parents: Jeff and Anita Gindling

Club: Faithful Workers

Major Projects: Pygmy Goats, Junior Leaders, Veterinary Science, Cake Decorating, Floriculture, Arts and Crafts

Favorite Project: Pygmy Goats

Future Plans: Kaylyn plans to become an Environmental Engineer to make the world a better place.

 

Mariah Grunkemeyer

Parents: Dale and Linda Grunkemeyer

Club: Morris Shamrocks

Major Projects: Goats, Swine, Photography, Foods, Floriculture

Favorite Project: Swine

Future Plans: Mariah plans to attend the Aveda Fredric’s Institute and major in Cosmetology.

Emily Gunter

Parents: Nora and Jerry Gunter

Club: Independent

Major Projects: Soil & Water Conservation and Wildlife

Favorite Project: Soil & Water Conservation

Future Plans: Emily plans to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette.

 

Austin Harmeyer

Parents: Gerry and Mindy Harmeyer

Club: Country Kids

Major Projects:  Swine and Compact Tractor

Favorite Project: Swine

Future Plans: Undecided

 

Brooke Hartman

Parents: Cindy & Joe Volk and Randy Hartman

Club: Independent

Major Projects: Scrapbooking, Photography, Food Preservation, Gift Wrapping, Foods, Arts & Crafts

Favorite Project: Scrapbooking

Future Plans: Brooke plans to attend Kettering Medical College in the fall to study Pre-Med/Human Biology. Then she will earn her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies or apply to Medical School.

 

Donald Hofffrogge

Parents: Don and Diane Hoffrogge

Club:  Ripley Wranglers

Major Projects:  Horse & Pony and Game Birds

Favorite Project: Horse & Pony

Future Plans: Donald plans to attend college for heating and cooling.

Sarah Hoseus

Parents: Nancy and Richard Ricke & David Hoseus and Caretta Price

Club:  Ripley Wranglers

Major Projects: Horse & Pony and Microwave

Favorite Project: Horse & Pony

Future Plans: Sarah plans to attend Xavier University this fall. She will be majoring in Psychology while also taking pre-law programs.

 

Jenna Huber

Parents: Thomas and Jacqueline Huber

Club:  Busy Bees

Major Projects: Foods, Photography, Child Development

Favorite Project: Photography

Future Plans: Jenna plans to attend Ball State University and major in Radiography.

Lindsey Huffmeyer

Parents: Douglas Huffmeyer

Club:  Napoleon 4-H Country Club

Major Projects: Swine

Favorite Project: Swine

Future Plans: Lindsey plans to attend Hanover College and she is undecided on her major.

Jamie Johnston

Parents: Brian and Kimberly Johnston

Club: Independent

Major Projects: Horse & Pony, Dairy, Poultry, Fine Arts, Recycling

Favorite Project: Recycling

Future Plans: Jaime plans to study Media Informatics at NKU.

 

Cheyenne Kern

Parents: Gina and Rusty Kern

Club: Ripley Wranglers

Major Projects: Horse & Pony, Photography, Scrapbooking

Favorite Project: Horse & Pony

Future Plans: Cheyenne plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to major in Exercise Science. After, she plans on earning her Master’s Degree in order to practice physical therapy. She hopes to work with veterans and children.

Alaina McPherson

Parents: Allen and Tricia McPherson

Club: Busy Bees

Major Projects: Photography, Foods, Child Development

Favorite Project: Photography (Salon Prints)

Future Plans: Alaina plans to attend the University of Evansville to major in Music Therapy and minor in Psychology.

Jessie Minneman

Parents: Julie and Jim Minneman

Club: Ripley Wranglers

Major Projects: Horse & Pony

Favorite Project: Horse & Pony

Future Plans: Jessie plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to study Pre-Veterinary Medicine, then transferring to Texas A&M to study Equine Sports Medicine.

John Muckerheide

Parents: Thomas and Joyce Muckerheide

Club: Napoleon 4-H Country Club

Major Projects: Wood Science, Foods, Photography

Favorite Project: Shooting Sports, Wood Science, Cattle

Future Plans: John plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio to study Automotive Technology and High Performance Motorsports.

Dustin Osborne

Parents: David and Karen Osborne

Club: Hopewell Clover Bees

Major Projects: Swine

Favorite Project: Swine

Future Plans: Dustin plans to work and attend Ivy Tech Columbus for Ag Management.

 

Kayla Peetz

Parents: Scott and Shannon Peetz

Club:  Ripley Wranglers

Major Projects: Foods, Cake Decorating, Horses

Favorite Project: Horses

Future Plans: Kayla plans to attend school to become a Registered Nurse and possibly become a Nurse Practitioner.

 

Samantha Rohrig

Parents: John T. Rohrig III and Julie Rohrig

Club: Independent

Major Projects:  Sewing, Floriculture, Garden, Scrapbooking, Wearable Arts, Fine Arts

Favorite Project: Sewing

Future Plans: Samantha plans to attend Purdue University.

 

Kurt Sarringhaus

Parents: Late Brent Sarringhaus and Ann Lesko

Club: 4-H Pioneers

Major Projects: Goats, Swine, Dairy, Sheep

Favorite Project: Goats

Future Plans: Kurt plans to farm.

Logan Schwering

Parents: Doug and Brenda Schwering

Club: Country Kids

Major Projects: Photography, Corn, Beans

Favorite Project: Photography

Future Plans: Logan plans to attend Butler University to study Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Levi Speer

Parents: Daniel and Michele Speer

Club: Hopewell Clover Bees

Major Projects: Swine, Electric, Small Engines

Favorite Project: Electric

Future Plans: Levi plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio and major in Diesel Technology.

 

Austin Wagner

Parents: Dennis and Flora Wagner

Club: Napoleon 4-H Country Club

Major Projects: Compact Tractor and Sports

Favorite Project: Compact Tractor

Future Plans: Austin plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to major in Business and minor in Spanish.

Kristen Weber

Parents: Mike and Deb Weber

Club: Faithful Workers

Major Projects: Rabbits and Giftwrapping

Favorite Project: Giftwrapping

Future Plans: Kristen plans to attend Ball State.

 

Elizabeth Werner

Parents: Jean and Ray Werner

Club:  Morris Shamrocks

Major Projects:  Sewing, Rabbits, Poultry

Favorite Project: Rabbits

Future Plans: Elizabeth plans to study Forensic Science and German at Ohio Northern University and also run track.

 

Benjamin Wessel

Parents: David and Mary Jean Wessel

Club: Country Kids

Major Projects: Photography, Shooting Sports, Foods

Favorite Project: Shooting Sports

Future Plans: Military, College, Law Enforcement

 

Dustin Westerfeld

Parents: Jeff and Darla Westerfeld

Club: Napoleon 4-H Country Club

Major Projects: Shooting Sports, Poultry, Goats

Favorite Project: Goats

Future Plans: Dustin plans to join the Marine Corps.

 

Samantha Wilhoit

Parents:  Melissa Wilhoit

Club:  Friendly 4-Her’s

Major Projects:  Scrapbooking, Cake Decorating, Genealogy

Favorite Project: Cake Decorating

Future Plans: Samantha plans to attend Purdue College of Technology to major in Organizational Leadership and Engineering/Supervision.