EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. — The Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County 4-H program held their General Interest Recognition event at the East Greenbush YMCA pavilion. At the event, 4-H volunteers and members were recognized for their leadership, dedication and outstanding achievements. 4-H member, Grace Huffam of Troy was awarded a county medal for Public Speaking. 4-H members recognized for their participation at the 2021 Schaghticoke Fair were: Luke Giglio and Bret Giglio of Petersburg, Shepherdship award for sheep. Cristian Abate (Troy), Daylynn Byas (Averill Park), Brielle Chapko (Valley Falls), Kevin Cooper (Poestenkill), Nessa Corcoran (Cropseyville), Emma Deerfield (Averill Park), Mackenzie Diamond (Wynantskill), Ava Helou (Rensselaer), Glendora Kilmer (Troy), Abigail Meissner and Lila Meissner (East Nassau), as well as Lillian Sliwinski (Waterford) Goat Herdsmanship award, and Aaron Cipperly (Hoosick Falls), for the Swine Herdsmanship.
Honor Club awards were presented to: Stablemates (Schaghticoke), Clover Kids and Critters (Hoosick Falls), Rensselaer County 4-H Trailblazers (Averill Park), and the Green Earthlings (Averill Park) 4-H clubs. Honor clubs are 4-H clubs that go above and beyond to help out during the year when needed planning and assisting at events. Additionally, the Clover Kids and Critters and Stablemates 4-H clubs were recognized for National 4–H Week displays.
The afternoon concluded with the installation of new club officers and a celebration of the year. For more information about the Rensselaer County 4-H program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County 4–H at 518-272-4210.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County