Three local 4-Hers receive state recognition


The Fayette County 4-H program recently announced that three teens, Spencer Minyo, Trevor Minyo and Victoria Schappacher, were recognized at the state level for winning a 2017 Ohio 4-H Achievement Award.

The awards were presented in June at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, and these three teens will each be traveling in November to Atlanta, Ga., to the 2017 National 4-H Congress.

Spencer Minyo won the State 4-H Achievement Award for photography, which was sponsored by Jed Osborn. A senior at Washington Court House High School, he is the 17 year-old son of Buck and Debbie Minyo. Spencer has been a 4-H member for nine years, participating in many different aspects of 4-H. His major 4-H project areas include photography, leadership and family and consumer science projects. The past three years, Spencer has served as a 4-H Camp counselor and has been a member of the Fayette County Junior Fair Board. He plans to pursue a career in medical genetics.

Winning the State 4-H Achievement Award for health and safety was Trevor Minyo, the son of Buck and Debbie Minyo. Trevor’s award is being sponsored by Arden and Clarice Shisler. Trevor, 15, has been a member of 4-H for six years. He is active in many aspects of 4-H, taking mostly health and safety, nutrition and leadership projects. Trevor has served as a 4-H Camp counselor for two years and was on the Fayette County Junior Fair Board this past year. He is currently serving his second year on the State 4-H Teen Leadership Council. A sophomore at Washington High School, Trevor plans to pursue a career in the medical field in the future.

The third Fayette County recipient of a State 4-H Achievement Award is Victoria Schappacher. She won the dairy goat achievement award, sponsored by Ohio Dairy Goat Association to attend the National 4-H Congress. Victoria also won a trip to the National Dairy Conference in Wisconsin. Schappacher, 17, is from Good Hope in Fayette County. The daughter of Leo and Mari Schappacher, she has been in 4-H for nine years and has successfully completed over 55 4-H projects in the areas of dairy cattle, dairy goats, clothing, veterinary science, lawn care and tractors. She is an active member on the Fayette County 4-H Teen Leadership Council. Also, she has served on the Fayette County Junior Fair Board for the past two years. She is currently exploring career options within the dairy industry.

The State 4-H Achievement Awards Banquet was hosted by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, with more than 183,000 young Ohioans participating in 4-H clubs, groups and special interest programs.

For more information on joining 4-H in Fayette County, contact 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Nadine Fogt or program coordinator Courtney Michael at (740) 335-1150 or by email fogt.12@osu.edu or michael.193@osu.edu.

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Three Fayette County 4-H youth were recently recognized at the state level for winning a 2017 Ohio 4-H Achievement Award. Spencer Minyo won the State 4-H Achievement Award for photography. The award was sponsored by Jed Osborn. He is pictured with his sponsors.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/08/web1_Spencer.jpgThree Fayette County 4-H youth were recently recognized at the state level for winning a 2017 Ohio 4-H Achievement Award. Spencer Minyo won the State 4-H Achievement Award for photography. The award was sponsored by Jed Osborn. He is pictured with his sponsors.

Trevor Minyo won the State 4-H Achievement Award for health and safety. The award was sponsored by Arden and Clarice Shisler. He is pictured with his sponsors.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/08/web1_Trevor.jpgTrevor Minyo won the State 4-H Achievement Award for health and safety. The award was sponsored by Arden and Clarice Shisler. He is pictured with his sponsors.

Victoria Schappacher won the State 4-H Achievement Award for her dairy goats. The award was sponsored by Ohio Dairy Goat Association to attend the National 4-H Congress. She is pictured with her sponsors.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/08/web1_Victoria.jpgVictoria Schappacher won the State 4-H Achievement Award for her dairy goats. The award was sponsored by Ohio Dairy Goat Association to attend the National 4-H Congress. She is pictured with her sponsors.

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