Six local teens attend National 4-H Congress


By Nadine Fogt - Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development



AJ Greenslade served on the computer department for the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. He is the son of Mark and Julie Greenslade. Greenslade graduated from Washington Senior High School and is attending Purdue. His projects have included computers model rockets and electricity. Greenslade was also involved in the band and DECA during high school.


Cody Clyburn served on the Junior Fair Board in the sheep department for 2015. He is the son of Bryan and Sandy Clyburn and is a senior this year at Miami Trace High School. His fair projects have included swine and sheep, and he has also been involved in camp counseling and FFA.


Clare Sollars was on the FCS and miscellaneous department for the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. She is the daughter of Jeff and Bridget Sollars and is currently in her junior year at Miami Trace High School. Her fair projects have included hogs, cooking, special interest, gardening and quilting. Her other activities include volleyball, track, swimming, camp counseling, musical, student government, science club, and FFA.


Todd Peterson was a member of the swine department of the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. He is the son of Bob and Lisa Peterson, and is in his junior year at Miami Trace High School. Peterson takes market hogs and market chickens to the fair. He is also involved in soccer, tennis, FFA, and trapshooting.


Virginia Schappacher was in the dairy department of the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. She is the daughter of Leo and Mari Schappacher and is completing the 12th grade. Schappacher’s 4-H projects have included dairy cows, dairy feeders, dairy steers, dairy goats, clothing and miscellaneous projects. She was the president of the Family and Consumer Science Board, and has served as an Ohio 4-H Ambassador.


Kameron Rinehart is served as a member of the goat department of the 2015 Junior Fair Board and was the secretary of the board. He is the son of Tracy Rinehart and Angie Arnold and Kameron and is a senior this year at Miami Trace High School. His projects included Boer goats, dairy goats and many leadership projects to the fair. Rinehart has been involved in many activities including Miami Trace FFA, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees, Ohio 4-H Teen Advisory Council President, Spanish Club, and Student Government.


Six Fayette County 4-H exhibitors were selected to attend the 2015 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Pictured (L to R): AJ Greenslade, Cody Clyburn, Clare Sollars, Virginia Schappacher, Todd Peterson and Kameron Rinehart.


The Fayette County 4-H program announced that six teens recently attended the 2015 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga.

The Fayette County 4-H Teens received their expense paid trip to the week-long national event in recognition of winning a State 4-H Achievement Award. Top honors in the state went to the following teens in their respective categories: Cody Clyburn in swine, AJ (Albert) Greenslade in mechanical and engineering science, Kameron Rinehart in citizenship and community service, Todd Peterson in woodworking, Clare Sollars in gardening and horticulture and Virginia Schappacher in dairy.

Fayette County was honored to have six of the 28 Ohio 4-H teen representatives attend the National 4-H Congress, the most in the state. During the past 18 years, Fayette County has been well represented by teens achieving the honor of winning state 4-H Achievement awards with 32 teens attending the National 4-H Congress.

The National 4-H Congress program is a way to engage youth with others around the United States in understanding the needs of other young people, how to be a caring citizen, and issues and trends in agriculture and cultural diversity. While at Congress, the teens attended leadership sessions, had their pictures taken with Miss America, heard several motivational speakers, including Stedman Graham, toured the Atlanta Aquarium and also the Coke Museum and participated in three hours of a service project in different parts of Atlanta.

The group also participated in several evening events, which included an “International Night” that allowed the 4-Hers the chance to have dinner with representatives from France, Mexico, England, Spain, Japan and several other countries. The teens also participated in a dance or two, one which included video games and other fun arcade games. Teens were delighted when Santa made his appearance at the Gala Dinner the last night.

Fayette County 4-H officials said they are proud of these six exceptional teens and their involvement at the county, state and national levels.

To be eligible to win a trip to the National 4-H Congress, teens must submit a State 4-H Achievement Form for consideration at the county and state level. The form is located on the Ohio 4-H website and is to be completed by the teen submitting the application. State 4-H Achievement forms are due to the Fayette County Extension Office at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

For information on becoming involved in the Fayette County 4-H program or for additional questions concerning the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form, scholarships, and/or Ohio Ambassador Applications, contact the Fayette County Extension Office at (740) 335-1150 or the county 4-H Extension Educator, Nadine Fogt at [email protected]

AJ Greenslade served on the computer department for the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. He is the son of Mark and Julie Greenslade. Greenslade graduated from Washington Senior High School and is attending Purdue. His projects have included computers model rockets and electricity. Greenslade was also involved in the band and DECA during high school.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_AJ-Greenslade.jpgAJ Greenslade served on the computer department for the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. He is the son of Mark and Julie Greenslade. Greenslade graduated from Washington Senior High School and is attending Purdue. His projects have included computers model rockets and electricity. Greenslade was also involved in the band and DECA during high school.

Cody Clyburn served on the Junior Fair Board in the sheep department for 2015. He is the son of Bryan and Sandy Clyburn and is a senior this year at Miami Trace High School. His fair projects have included swine and sheep, and he has also been involved in camp counseling and FFA.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Cody-Clyburn.jpgCody Clyburn served on the Junior Fair Board in the sheep department for 2015. He is the son of Bryan and Sandy Clyburn and is a senior this year at Miami Trace High School. His fair projects have included swine and sheep, and he has also been involved in camp counseling and FFA.

Clare Sollars was on the FCS and miscellaneous department for the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. She is the daughter of Jeff and Bridget Sollars and is currently in her junior year at Miami Trace High School. Her fair projects have included hogs, cooking, special interest, gardening and quilting. Her other activities include volleyball, track, swimming, camp counseling, musical, student government, science club, and FFA.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Clare-Sollars.jpgClare Sollars was on the FCS and miscellaneous department for the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. She is the daughter of Jeff and Bridget Sollars and is currently in her junior year at Miami Trace High School. Her fair projects have included hogs, cooking, special interest, gardening and quilting. Her other activities include volleyball, track, swimming, camp counseling, musical, student government, science club, and FFA.

Todd Peterson was a member of the swine department of the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. He is the son of Bob and Lisa Peterson, and is in his junior year at Miami Trace High School. Peterson takes market hogs and market chickens to the fair. He is also involved in soccer, tennis, FFA, and trapshooting.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Todd-Peterson.jpgTodd Peterson was a member of the swine department of the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. He is the son of Bob and Lisa Peterson, and is in his junior year at Miami Trace High School. Peterson takes market hogs and market chickens to the fair. He is also involved in soccer, tennis, FFA, and trapshooting.

Virginia Schappacher was in the dairy department of the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. She is the daughter of Leo and Mari Schappacher and is completing the 12th grade. Schappacher’s 4-H projects have included dairy cows, dairy feeders, dairy steers, dairy goats, clothing and miscellaneous projects. She was the president of the Family and Consumer Science Board, and has served as an Ohio 4-H Ambassador.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Virginia-Schappacher.jpgVirginia Schappacher was in the dairy department of the 2015 Fayette County Junior Fair Board. She is the daughter of Leo and Mari Schappacher and is completing the 12th grade. Schappacher’s 4-H projects have included dairy cows, dairy feeders, dairy steers, dairy goats, clothing and miscellaneous projects. She was the president of the Family and Consumer Science Board, and has served as an Ohio 4-H Ambassador.

Kameron Rinehart is served as a member of the goat department of the 2015 Junior Fair Board and was the secretary of the board. He is the son of Tracy Rinehart and Angie Arnold and Kameron and is a senior this year at Miami Trace High School. His projects included Boer goats, dairy goats and many leadership projects to the fair. Rinehart has been involved in many activities including Miami Trace FFA, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees, Ohio 4-H Teen Advisory Council President, Spanish Club, and Student Government.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Kameron-Rinehart.jpgKameron Rinehart is served as a member of the goat department of the 2015 Junior Fair Board and was the secretary of the board. He is the son of Tracy Rinehart and Angie Arnold and Kameron and is a senior this year at Miami Trace High School. His projects included Boer goats, dairy goats and many leadership projects to the fair. Rinehart has been involved in many activities including Miami Trace FFA, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees, Ohio 4-H Teen Advisory Council President, Spanish Club, and Student Government.

Six Fayette County 4-H exhibitors were selected to attend the 2015 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Pictured (L to R): AJ Greenslade, Cody Clyburn, Clare Sollars, Virginia Schappacher, Todd Peterson and Kameron Rinehart.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_National-4-H-Congress-2015.jpgSix Fayette County 4-H exhibitors were selected to attend the 2015 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Pictured (L to R): AJ Greenslade, Cody Clyburn, Clare Sollars, Virginia Schappacher, Todd Peterson and Kameron Rinehart.

By Nadine Fogt

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Nadine Fogt is a Fayette County Extension Educator and has been helping 4-H Youth Development for 19 years.

Nadine Fogt is a Fayette County Extension Educator and has been helping 4-H Youth Development for 19 years.

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