• Receiving the Gold Star award during last Tuesday night’s Gillespie County 4-H Awards Banquet were Morgyn Granville and Jacob Jenschke. The Gold Star award is the highest county level 4-H award and is given in recognition of excellence during a recipient's 4-H career. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering

Granville, Jenschke earn 4-H Gold Star awards

Gillespie County youth, adults honored at annual banquet for accomplishments, achievements


Gillespie County 4-H youth were honored Tuesday night, July 31, at their annual awards ceremony.

Certificates, pins and plaques were presented as part of the dinner and program held at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Events Center.

Receiving the county’s top award, the Gold Star Award, were Morgyn Granville and Jacob Jenschke.

Officers on the Gillespie County 4-H Council for the 2018-2019 year were installed and include Julia O’Leary, president; Jacob Jenschke, vice president; Amy Dittmar, secretary, and Kate Darsey, reporter.

Karlie Nebgen and Brittley Bowers, are serving as district council delegates and Eli DeLong, parliamentarian.

Following the installation of officers was a slideshow presentation compiled by Amy Dittmar.

Serving as the mistress of ceremonies was current president Anna O’Leary.

Other 2017-2018 officers present included Daylon Nebgen, vice president; Harrison Spisak, secretary; Amy Dittmar, reporter; Karlie Nebgen, parliamentarian, and Baylor Weinheimer and Matt Darsey, district delegates.

All served as announcers and presenters during the banquet.


Gold Star winners

Morgyn Granville and Jacob Jenschke were presented with the Gold Star Award.

The Gold Star Award is the highest award that a 4-Her can receive at the county level for excellence in their 4-H career.

To be considered for the Gold Star Award, 4-Hers must complete a record book, be a senior-age member of at least 15 years of age and must complete at least three different projects.

Granville has been a member of the Country Creek 4-H Club for 11 years. She is currently the vice president of the club and next year she will serve as president.

She has participated in clothing and textiles, photography, food and nutrition and showing poultry.

Granville had the opportunity to grow her leadership skills by attending the National 4-H Congress, Texas 4-H Congress, Leadership Lab, Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership and State 4-H Round-up.

She has also led a number of food and clothing workshops, passing down what she has learned.

The daughter of Danielle and Michael Granville, Granville will be a senior at Fredericksburg High School.

Jacob Jenschke has been involved in 4-H for 10 years and is a member of the Cave Creek 4-H Club.

He was elected vice president for the Gillespie County 4-H Council for the upcoming year. He currently serves as president of the Cave Creek club and will continue in that role next year.

He shows beef and swine, is on the senior 4-H livestock judging team, attended Leadership Lab, and participates in various community service projects.

He is involved in his family’s ranching business, helping plant, cultivate, harvest and find customers to buy their grains.

Jenschke pays close attention to show animal judges to work on improving his skills as well as working with breeders.

He hopes to become a veterinarian.

He is the son of Jason and Jennifer Jenschke and will be a junior at FHS.

The Gold Star Awards were donated by the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.



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