WFRN presents
The 1999 - 28th Annual
4-H Leadership Awards
This year's WFRN Leadership awards go to:
Emilie and Derek Blough
Shown above with WFRN Staff Members Brenda Hart and Barb Franklin

Each year WFRN reviews and interviews applicants for this award submitted by 4-H'ers in Elkhart County. The young people are judged in the areas of 4-H knowledge, participation, leadership to their 4-H club and community, leader recommendation and a personal interview. We look for young people that not only will be the leaders of tomorrow but are already actively taking leadership roles today! This year for the first time in 29 years the recipients are from the same family. Each winner received a check for $250 as well as a plaque for them to remember this special occasion.

Emilie Blough Emilie is a 9 year member with a long list of 4-H leadership activities. She has served 5 years as a Junior Leader and 2 years on the Executive Board. She has been President of Ayrshire/Brown Swiss 4-H Club, camp counselor for 2 years, she served as secretary, treasurer and vice president of Room 4 U Local club. She has also served as treasurer of the Holstein Club and Secretary/Treasurer of the Indiana Jr. Holstein Assoc. She also was chosen as the 1999 Indiana Holstein Princess. Emilie has also been vice president of Northridge High Schools National Honor Society, Secretary and Treasurer of the Student Council and leads children's stories in her local church.

One of Emilie's 4-H leaders states, "Emilie is a responsible, caring, energetic, young lady. It has been a joy to watch her grow into the young woman that other children can look up to."

Emilie states that her mother has been her most influential leader. She has supported her, given her advice and been one of her biggest fans. She has inspired her to use her talents to the best of her ability. Emilie hopes to become a teacher so she can utilize her leadership skills with children.

Derek Blough Derek is a 10 year 4-H member. He has served 4 years on the Executive Board and 6 years as a Junior Leader. He has been elected President six times, vice president twice, secretary\treasurer four times and has also served as health and safety, recreation, news reporter and song leader. He was a star camp counselor and has also served four other years as counselor. In High School Derek was a member of the Student Council and the National Honor Society as well as being in band and choir for four years. He also found time to be secretary of his local church youth group.

Derek's 4-H Leader says, "Derek has always been willing to help and seems to be a responsible individual. His qualities made our club meetings run smoother."

Derek is attending Purdue University and plans on completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Proud parents Dave and Michelle Blough with their award winning children.

More 1999 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Photos !!!

Photos of our booth, being staffed by Julie Latzke

Family Album for 1999
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