Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

July 19, 2013

4-H 10-year members profiled


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — Twenty-nine Ripley County 4-H members have achieved the milestone of becoming 10-year members.

Stephen Bauman

Parents: Rick and Marcia Bauman

Club: Morris Shamrocks

Major projects: Swine and sheep

Favorite project: Swine

Future plans: Attend Ivy Tech Community College to study criminal justice

Kristin Belter

Parents: Gary and Carmen Belter

Club: Busy Bees

Major projects: Swine, scrapbooking and collections

Favorite project: Swine

Future plans: Attend Indiana State University to study nursing

Jacob Boles

Parents: Warren and Leslie Boles

Club: Hopewell Clover Bees

Major projects: Swine, sheep, cattle, public speaking and poultry

Favorite project: Swine

Future plans: Attend Defiance College, play collegiate soccer and earn a degree in secondary education-mathematics

Nichole Brown

Parents: Kevin and Becky Brown

Club: Napoleon 4-H Country Club

Major projects: Sheep and goats

Favorite project: Sheep

Future plans: Attend Franklin College with a major in chemistry and will play softball

Theresa Brunsman

Parents: William and Diana Brunsman

Club: Faithful Workers

Major projects: Fine Arts, Other Crafts, Foods, Needlecraft, and Child Development

Favorite project: Swine

Future plans: Attend Purdue University for English and acting. She plans on being a newspaper editor, writer and literary critic, as well as acting on the side.

Samantha Hansen

Parents: Matt and Jenny Hansen

Club: Country Critters

Major projects: Swine, scrapbooking and photography

Favorite project: Swine and beef

Future plans: Attend Indiana University Purdue University-Columbus for nursing

Joe Harlemert

Parents: Ron and Donna Harlemert

Club: Napoleon 4-H Country Club

Major projects: Swine, soybeans and compact tractor

Favorite project: swine

Future plans: Attend Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis for computer and information technology

Eric Hudepohl Jr.

Parents: Eric and Tonya Hudepohl

Club: Morris Shamrocks

Major projects: Shooting sports, aerospace and photography

Favorite project: Shooting sports and sports fishing

Future plans: Attend Ivy Tech Community College for a culinary arts degree

Katie Huffman

Parents: Scott and Renee Huffman

Club: Pierceville Haypals

Major projects: Foods, rabbits and public speaking

Favorite projects: Sheep and rabbits

Future plans: Attend Indiana State University to study business and Spanish

Andrew Knueven

Parents: Bill and Bev Knueven

Club: Faithful Workers

Future plans: Andrew decided to serve our country and left for Army training in late June

Abbie Krieg

Parents: Dwight and Laurie Krieg

Club: Busy Bees

Major projects: Foods, needlecraft and goats

Favorite project: Goats

Future plans: Attend Ball State University to major in nursing

Emily Meer

Parents: Joe and Jennifer Meer

Club: Busy Bees

Major projects: Fine arts, foods and food preservation

Favorite project: Fine arts

Future plans: Attend Ball State University to major in architecture and minor in Spanish

Matthew Merkel

Parents: Phillip Merkel and Becky Moore

Club: Independent

Major projects: Shooting sports, poultry, gardening and potato

Favorite project: Shooting sports

Future plans: Attend trade school and finish diesel training

Katilyn Miller

Parents: Jerry and Ceil Miller

Club: Busy Bees

Major projects: Foods, horse and pony, forestry, photography and sheep

Favorite project: Horse and pony

Future plans: Attend the University of Southern Indiana to major in premedicine, then go on to med school to become a psychiatrist

Kayla Mills

Parents: Tim and Rosanne Mills

Club: Country Critters

Major projects: Swine, foods, consumer clothing, photography, collections and scrapbooking

Favorite project: Swine

Future plans: Attend the University of Indianapolis to become a registered nurse

Colt Narwold

Parents: Wade and Ann Narwold

Club: Country Kids

Major projects: Welding, shooting sports, Junior Leaders, collections, models, dogs, wood science and photography

Favorite project: Junior Leaders

Future plans: Attend the University of Northwestern Ohio to study ag mechanics and ag business

Josh Nuhring

Parents: Russell and Ann Nuhring

Club: Country Kids

Major projects: Swine, beef, woodworking and sheep

Favorite project: Beef

Future plans: Attend Vincennes University to study criminal justice

Russell Pitts

Parents: Steven and Donna Pitts

Club: Pierceville Haypals

Major projects: Beef, corn, photography, hay, shooting sports and compact tractor

Favorite project: Corn

Future plans: Attend Purdue University and major in crop science

Crista Roberts

Parents: Bill and Debbie Roberts

Club: Independent

Major projects: Swine

Favorite project: Swine

Future plans: Attend IUPUI and study physical therapy

Emily Schebler

Parents: Rob and Marta Schebler

Club: Busy Bees

Major projects: Swine, foods, food preservation, rabbits and goats

Favorite project: Goats

Future plans: Attending the Ball State University Honors College and major in political science

Paige Simon

Parents: Michael and Janice Simon

Club: Napoleon 4-H Country Club

Major projects: Foods, photography and rabbits

Favorite project: Foods

Future plans: Attend Indiana State University and major in business or special education

Matt Strimple

Parents: Rex and Brenda Strimple

Club: Friendly 4-H’ers

Major projects: Welding, gardening, geology and shooting sports

Favorite project: Welding

Future plans: Attend Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

Hannah Thompson

Parents: Allan and Faith Thompson

Club: Pierceville Haypals

Major projects: Dairy goat, meat goat, dairy cow, poultry, sewing, photography, cat and fine arts

Favorite project: Photography

Future plans: Attend Indiana University for English education. She plans to do her student teaching in Australia with the IU Cultural Immersion Program. She would like to become a university professor.

Maria Voss

Parents: David and Shelli Voss

Club: Pierceville Haypals

Major projects: Goats, foods and rabbits

Favorite project: Rabbits

Future plans: Attend the University of Indianapolis to pursue a degree in nursing

Jessica Wagner

Parents: Rob and Linda Wagner

Club: Busy Bees

Major projects: Photography and foods

Favorite project: Salon prints

Future plans: Attend Anderson University and major in social work

Rebecca Weber

Parents: Michael and Deb Weber

Club: Faithful Workers

Major projects: Rabbits and photography

Favorite project: Rabbits

Future plans: Attend Ball State University to either become an accountant or teacher

Emily Webster

Parents: Mike and Sally Webster

Club: Olean Volunteers

Major projects: Beef and tobacco

Favorite project: Beef

Future plans: To become a radiology technician

Jason Werner

Parents: Ray and Jean Werner

Club: Morris Shamrocks

Major projects: Potatoes, microwave and rabbits

Favorite project: Rabbits

Future plans: Attend the University of Cincinnati to study urban planning

Benjamin Westerman

Parents: James Westerman and Joyce (Meister) Westerman

Club: Northern Country Lights

Major projects: Wood science, electric, forestry, welding and models

Favorite project: Wood science

Future plans: Attend IUPUC to earn a degree in mechanical engineering. He also plans to start farming.