Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club brings home blue ribbons

Nov 07, 2019
Photo by: Heidi Baker The Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club won multiple awards at the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Achievement Celebration. From left, are Jordan Overlock, Britney Jackson, Julia Benson, Isabelle Baker, Anthony Benson, Zoe Baker, Adam Eaton and Elizabeth Eaton.

Rockport — The Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club, a program of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, housed in Rockport at Aldermere Farm, attended the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration Sunday, Nov. 3, to celebrate their work with other 4-H clubs around the local counties. Each 4-H member has an extended Project Record portfolio they keep throughout the year, documenting the goals, work and education they have achieved through the project. The Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club all received blue ribbons on their project record portfolios.

Elizabeth Eaton received the top prize for the Advanced Project Record division and Julia Benson received top honors in her Intermediate Division. Other awards are given during the Achievement Awards to honor skills beyond the records. Adam Eaton received the Team Player Award for his efforts in keeping the club organized and motivated. Britney Jackson and Julia Benson both received the Leadership Award for implementing new management strategies. Isabelle Baker received the Catherine Watier Green Award, an award given to a youth member who shows exemplary behaviors in environmental protection, for her efforts encouraging her school to switch to reusable silverware in their cafeteria.

The Knox-Lincoln 4-H Photography Contest was also celebrated that evening. Photos by two Aldermere Achievers 4-H members, Elizabeth Eaton and Isabelle Baker, were among 12 photos selected to be displayed at the U-Maine Cooperative Extension in Waldoboro in 2020.

Throughout the year, 4-H Club members have attended multiple shows exhibiting their Belted Galloway cattle and competed in multiple life skill competitions around New England – public speaking, clipping, animal science quiz bowls, and showmanship. They have also contributed volunteer time at the farm and other local nonprofits.

The 4-H members are fundraising for a trip to travel to Louisville, Ky., for the North American International Livestock Expo, the largest livestock show in the world. This November they will compete with peers from across the U.S.

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