Each year at the Cuming County 4-H Achievement Day, the American Youth “I Dare You” awards are presented to members based on their achievements and leadership to the Cuming County 4-H program.
Receiving the awards this year were Jonathon Jahnke and Elliott Fullner.
Jahnke, son of Terry and Kristy Jahnke of Bancroft has helped put Cuming County on the map — worldwide. His deep desire to learn and develop computer skills were assets when he helped with hardware and software needs for various Cuming County projects, one of them being helping to air fair livestock show events on the Internet.
Jonathon, a 2013 graduate of West Point-Beemer High School, has already taken his place as a leader on UNL’s East Campus.
Jonathon was also a part of the 2011 meats team that won the state contest and went on to compete in the National 4-H Meats Judging Contest.
Jahnke was unable to attend the 4-H Achievement Day because he was in Louisville, Ken., as a member of the Skill-a-thon Team competing at the nationals. The team won the right to represent Nebraska as a result of winning the 2013 4-H state contest.
Elliott Fullner, son of Russell and Theresa Fullner of Wisner, has developed leadership skills in his 4-H Club and is there to do whatever task needs to be done. One May afternoon Elliott was working with his 4-H club to help identify veterans’ graves for the Memorial Day Ceremonies.
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