Kelly Burger, daughter of Albert and Shari Burger, is a 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School and a member of the East Franklin Flyers 4-H Club. Her favorite 4-H projects include sewing, fashion revue, scrapbooking, corn, hay, and soybeans. When asked about her favorite 4-H memory, she answered, “My favorite memory is being a 4-H Camp Counselor for 4 years. It’s great to see the kids become so excited about 4-H!” Her accomplishments in 4-H include 3 Grand Champions for fashion revue and Grand Champion for gift wrapping, hay, and soybeans. Aside from 4-H, Kelly enjoys reading and sewing and she loves to play softball. For years now she has kept herself busy working every evening caring for calves and milking cows on her family’s dairy farm. Her achievements include FFA Star Greenhand, FFA Star Chapter Farmer, FFA Outstanding Leadership Award, and being a member of National Honor Society. When asked who inspires her, Kelly answered, “My parents inspire me because they are hardworking, respectful, and dedicated to everything they do.” In the future, Kelly will be attending the College of Mount St. Joseph to major in biology. She then plans to attend grad school to obtain a doctorate of physical therapy.
Joshua Burton, son of Mark and Gloria Burton, is a 2012 home school graduate and a member of the Whitcomb Boosters 4-H Club. Small engines, poultry, and woodworking are his favorite projects. His 4-H honors include Grand Champion pets, Reserve Grand Champion poultry, Grand Champion small engines, and many other Reserve Champions and state fair entries. His favorite 4-H memories are “When I won Reserve Grand Champion in poultry and just hanging out with friends.” Other activities Josh is involved in include playing softball, soccer, and he likes to go fishing. Some of his honors include being a home school graduate and a 10 year member of 4-H. When asked who inspires him, he answered, “My parents because they always pushed me.” Josh plans to become ASE certified to become a diesel mechanic after he graduates.