The OSU Extension Office has announced 2017 4-H Program Royalty. Applicants this summer have participated in a variety of evaluations that may include applications, interviews, testing and/or skillathons.
4-H Queen Rachel Jordan
Rachel is the daughter of Mike and Ellie Jordan. The Jordan’ reside in Swanton. Rachel is a 5-year member of The Goats & “Udder” Things 4-H Club.
She has showed Pygmy goats all 5 years she has been in 4-H along with a quilting project and being the news reporter of her club for 3 years. Currently Rachel is the President of her 4-H club and she is a 2017 Swanton High School graduate. Rachel’s future plans are to attend Wilmington College to be an agriculture teacher.
4-H King Connor Hagans
Connor Hagans will be a senior this fall at Archbold High School and he is the son of Mark and Cristin Hagans. This is his 9th year in 4-H and his fourth year as a member of Teen Board and as a Fulton County 4-H camp counselor.
His projects have ranged from rabbits and bikes to computers and leadership-oriented projects. He is a member of the Countryside Clovers 4-H Club. Connor plays soccer for Archbold High School and Toledo Football Academy. He sings with the Archbold chorale and plays the trumpet in the marching, pep, concert and jazz bands. He is a member of the Archbold National Honor Society and serves as a volunteer student athletic trainer in the winter and spring. Connor participates in youth group activities and service projects at the Archbold United Methodist Church where he is a member.
This summer, Connor will represent Fulton County as he travels to Washington D.C. for the National Citizen Washington Focus experience.
The 4-H queen and king will receive a $100 scholarship for education beyond high school. This award is in memory of Pam and Don McQuillin’s daughter Tonia who died in 1993 after a five year battle with cancer. Tonia was a very active member of 4-H and was the 1989 Fulton County 4-H Queen.
4-H Horse Queen: Sarah Beck is 17-years-old and entering her senior year at Pettisville High School. She is the daughter of Randy and Joy Beck. Sarah is involved in 4-H, FFA, equestrian team, high school rodeo, FCA, and North Clinton Youth Group. Sarah enjoys helping on the family farm, where she is part owner with her father and sister, raising sheep and cattle. She also cares for equine and bales the farms hay. In her free time, Sarah enjoys working with her equine, playing guitar, art, and hanging out with friends and family.
In the summer Sarah works at the Fulton County Fairgrounds assisting with grounds care. Year round Sarah supplies riding lessons to children emphasizing equine care and equine therapy. Sarah has designed this year’s cover of the Fulton County Fair Handbook as well as entering in various other art competitions.
4-H Poultry Princess: Hannah Stinson is the daughter of Lori and Barry Stinson of Swanton. She has been a 4-H member for 7 years. She is a part of Hoppin N Trottin 4H club where she has served as president for 3 years and a junior archery leader for 4 years. Hannah has taken many projects including rabbits, ducks, a horse, goats and many shooting projects. Hannah has also participated in many 4-H events like the Ohio State Fair, National 4-H shooting sports championship, and many rabbit shows. She also participates in National Honor Society.
In the fall Hannah will be attending The Ohio State University where she is majoring in biology and participating in the STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars program. Hannah hopes everyone will come out to the Fulton County Fair and have a wonderful time.
4-H Poultry Prince: Conner Johnson is the son of Lori and Dan Johnson. He is a member of the Fulton 4-H Connection, with which he takes rabbits, poultry, and electrical projects. Conner is a senior at Wauseon High School, where he is a choir member and a FFA officer. He also enjoys gardening, exploring nature and reading. In addition to these, Conner is active in his church and Scout Troop 8. After graduation, Conner plans to do mission work and later pursue a career in Conservation, focusing on agriculture. Conner hopes you all enjoy your time in 4-H and make every moment count.
4-H Caprine Queen: Jessica French is a freshman at Wauseon High School and the daughter of Paul and Holly French. Jessica is starting her second year on Junior Fair Board and is looking forward to helping at the 2017 Fair. She has been in 4-H for seven years and has taken many projects. She is a member of The Goats and “Udder” Things 4-H Club.
Jessie lives in the country with her mom, Holly, and brother, Cody. She helps with her mom’s daylily farm and her dad’s farm. She helps her dad raise goats from Turkey Foot Creamery. Jessica loves the outdoors and animals. In her free time, she likes to read books, go fishing and hunting, and dance.
4-H Lamb and Wool Queen: Trinity Anne Welch is the 17-year-old daughter of Julie Schudel and Ernie Welch. She grew up on a large sheep farm in Fulton County. She joined the Lyons Lucky Leaders 4-H Club at age nine and is currently still participating. She took Breeding Sheep and Market Lamb projects, receiving Reserve Grand Champion her first year. She also took an assortment of different projects throughout her years while living in another state. She is currently taking her lamb and breeding projects again and hopes to do well at fair.
She is a varsity runner for both Evergreen cross country team and Evergreen track team. She also qualified for regionals during cross country last year, earning 16th place in the district.
4-H Rabbit Queen: Cassidy Vanderveer is the daughter of Shawn and Katrina Vanderveer. Cassidy attends Fayette High School and is actively involved in basketball, FFA, student council, NHS and with her class of 2019. Cassidy is an 8-year member in the Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H member taking rabbit projects and her first year showing beef cattle. When not learning at school, Cassidy loves to ride 4-wheelers, fishing, hanging out with friends, and eating pizza. After graduating she plans to become a pharmacist.
4-H Rabbit King: Preston Bake is a 9-year member of 4-H and is a member of the Hoppin’ n’ Trottin’ 4-H Club. He is the son of Tom and Kim Baker of Swanton and recently completed the 11th grade at PENTA Career Center in the Informative Technological Academy. He has taken rabbit, turkey, dog, archery, rifle, and robotics projects, earning county honors and representing Fulton County at The Ohio State Fair.
He has competed in the local and state fair demonstration contests. Preston has competed at The Ohio State Fair with both his rabbit and turkey projects, where he won his age division in Rabbit Skillathon and Turkey Showmanship. He also participated and placed in the rabbit judging contest. He has represented Ohio twice at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Competition in Grand Island, Nebraska on the Hunting Skills Team and the Air Rifle Team.
4-H Puppy Princess: Elizabeth Mignin will be starting her sophomore year at Archbold High School in the fall. She is active in AHS’s FFA program, tennis, band and Quiz Team, while still maintaining a 4.0 GPA. This is the beginning of her sixth year in 4-H. She explored a variety of projects in Countryside Clovers 4-H Club before falling in love with dogs. She is now the President of Tailwaggers 4-H club. Elizabeth has excelled with her dog in 4-H at both county and state levels.
She now has two dogs that she competes with in both UKC and AKC events throughout the year. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys volunteering around the community and helping out on her grandfather’s farm. She plans to become a UKC Juniors Judge to help pay for college and encourage other young kids to enjoy their dogs. She may be young, but Elizabeth has decided to become a doctor, People or Dogs- she has yet to decide.