Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


July 17, 2012

Franklin County 4-H 10-year members profiled


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School: 2012 Batesville High School graduate

4-H club: Superkids

Favorite projects: Sewing and beef

Achievements: State fair entries, grand champions and serving as president and vice president of her 4-H club

Activities: Hanging out with friends and family, coaching softball and working

Future plans: To attend the University of Indianapolis to study nursing


Ryan Simmermeyer

Parents: Doug and Cheryl Simmermeyer

School: 2012 Franklin County High School graduate

4-H club: Highland Hy-Flyers

Favorite projects: Poultry and meat goat

Achievements: Premier poultry showmanship four years in a row, poultry showmanship at the 2011 state fair and woodworking grand champion three years in a row

Activities: Raising and showing poultry and rabbits in open shows outside of 4-H, cross country, track and FFA

Future plans: To attend Purdue University and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in animal science


Anthony Study

Parents: Tony Study

School: 2012 Franklin County High School graduate

4-H club: Laurel Willing Workers

Favorite projects: Swine and dairy

Achievements: Grand and premier grand champion awards for showing dairy

Activities: Four-wheeling, canoeing and National Honor Society

Future plans: To continue working full time at Shirk’s International


Jackie Wagner

Parents: Brad and Tammy Wagner

School: 2012 Oldenburg Academy graduate

4-H club: St. Michael Afterschool

Favorite projects: Rabbits and international studies

Achievements: International studies reserve grand champion and meat pen of rabbits champion

Activities: Reading, writing, riding horses and spending as much time as possible with family and friends

Future plans: To attend Miami University to study zoology


Kory Werner

Parents: Kevin and Diane Werner

School: 2012 Franklin County High School graduate

4-H club: Highland Hy-Flyers

Favorite projects: Goats, chickens and rabbits

Achievements: Many grand and reserve champion awards for his animals

Activities: Playing guitar and drums, working on cars and racing

Future plans: To attend Butler University to study criminology and sociology with an ultimate goal of working as an FBI agent


Benjamin Whittington

Parents: Neil and Patti Whittington

School: 2012 home-schooled graduate

4-H club: Whitcomb Boosters

Favorite projects: Hay and photography

Achievements: Grand champion hay project

Activities: Farm work, motocross and arenacross racing and working on and modifying trucks

Future plans: To attend WyoTech in Wyoming and turn pro in motocross and arenacross


 Emily Doll and Todd McDonough are also 10-year members, but they did not have their paperwork turned in.

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