- Published on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 10:39
- Written by © DrumhellerMail.com
It was an emotional moment at the Drumheller District 4-H Show and Sale, as the very first Carlie Bell Memorial Scholarship recipient was named.
Michelle Hoover from the Delia 4-H Club was awarded the scholarship.
Carlie was a 4-H member who was extremely active in her club (Morrin Multi) and the local district council (Drumheller District).
In 2011, she died of viral encephalitis after a work exchange/travel adventure to New Zealand and Australia.
She possessed great leadership qualities and promoted 4-H involvement at the club and district levels. In that spirit, the Carlie Bell Memorial Scholarship will promote the idea of working for the benefit of the group at different levels, especially the district level. The scholarship is meant for members, particularly senior members, who put in time, enthusiasm, effort, organizational ability, warmth, and friendliness to encourage fellow 4-H members to paricipate in club activities and learn new skills.
Michelle Hoover fit this criteria and plenty more.
“I’m sure Carlie would be very happy to see you win this scholarship,” said Neil Bertsch, who presented the scholarship on behalf of the Bell family.
The rest of the night was full of smiles, as 4-H members were recognized for their hard work and efforts.
The winners in each category were: grand champion steer, Madison Heck, Delia; reserve champion steer Breanna Heck, Delia; first in junior grooming, Matt Howard, Rumsey-Rowley; first intermediate grooming, Lowell Nelson, Rumsey-Rowley; first senior grooming, Kyle Heck, Delia; first junior showmanship, Darcee Hall, Delia; first intermediate showmanship, Lowell Nelson, Rumsey-Rowley; first senior showmanship, Madison Sereda, Rumsey-Rowley; rate of gain, Rachel Robinson, Rumsey-Rowley; grand champion female, Lowell Nelson, Rumsey-Rowley; reserve champion female, Mckenzie Schnuelle, Hesketh-Orkney; reserve champion female, Mckenzie Schnuelle, Hesketh-Orkney; first junior judging, Darcee Hall, Delia; first intermediate judging, Mickey Johnson, Rumsey-Rowley; first senior judging, Michelle Hoover, Delia; pen of three winner, Delia 4-H Club.
Drumheller Chrysler bought the grand champion steer from Madison Heck of the Delia 4-H Club. The steer sold for $5 per pound, weighing in at 1,349 pounds.
Mountain View Credit Union bought the reserve champion steer from Breanna Heck of the Delia 4-H Club, also for $5 per pound, weighing in at 1,322 pounds.