Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


July 13, 2012

Thirty Franklin County residents achieve 10-year 4-H member status




Anthony Study, son of Tony Study, is a 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School and a member of the Laurel Willing Workers 4-H Club.  Swine and dairy are his favorite 4-H projects.  His 4-H achievements include several Grand and Premier Grand Champion awards for showing dairy.  Anthony recalls his favorite 4-H memory as “showing my cow my first year in 4-H.”  Aside from 4-H, Anthony likes to 4-wheel and canoe.  At school he was a member of the National Honor Society.   Anthony’s dad inspires him because “he always makes me confident that I can do anything if I try hard enough.”  In the future, Anthony plans to continue working full time at Shirk’s International.



Jackie Wagner, daughter of Brad and Tammy Wagner, is a 2012 graduate of Oldenburg Academy and a member of the St. Michael Afterschool 4-H Club.  Some of Jackie’s favorite 4-H projects are rabbits and international studies. She recalls her favorite 4-H memory as “when I received Reserve Grand Champion on my international studies project and Champion meat pen with my rabbits.”  This memory was also describes her greatest 4-H achievements.  Outside of 4-H, Jackie has earned an Academic Honors Diploma.  Her hobbies include reading, writing, riding horses, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.  When asked who inspires her, she answered, “My family because they are the most supportive people in my life.”  Jackie plans to attend Miami University to study zoology.    


Kory Werner, son of Kevin and Diane Werner, is a 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School and a member of the Highland Hy-Flyers 4-H Club.  Goats, chickens, and rabbits are some of his favorite 4-H projects.  His favorite memory was “all the years showing animals with my older brother Kyle and my friends.”   Kory has received many Grand and Reserve Champion awards on his animals throughout his 4-H career.  Aside from 4-H, he is also an academic honors student and a MCATZ Mentor.  Kory has received Gold and Silver placing in ISSMA Band Competitions and has won numerous National Champions with llamas and poultry when showing throughout the U.S.  When asked who inspires him, he answered, “A friend named Charlie Polly.   He’s a drag racer who always shows perseverance regardless of the circumstances.  He genuinely cares about people and gives freely of his time to help others.”  Some of Kory’s hobbies include playing guitar, playing drums, working on cars, and racing.  He was also a percussionist in the FCHS Marching, Pep, and Concert Band.  Kory plans to attend Butler University this fall to study criminology and sociology, with an ultimate goal of working as an agent for the FBI.

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