Congratulations to the 2019 Delaware Winners of the Salute to Excellence Awards!

Each year, the Delaware 4-H Program is proud to select a special group of dedicated adult volunteers as our Salute to Excellence winners. Candidates are nominated from each county and chosen by a selection committee and in turn recognized for their achievement at the Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum. This year’s recipients are the following deserving Delaware 4-H leaders:

New Castle County:

4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award: Tricia Clifton
4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Award: Joyce Van Stan

Kent County:

4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award: Kim Gaines
4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Award: Mary Jane Zeitler

Sussex County:

4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award: Amy West
4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Award: Heather Smith

From this group of distinguished nominees, the selection committee then designates one recipient from each category, to represent the State of Delaware for recognition at the regional level. Those names are submitted for consideration to National 4-H Council at National 4-H Headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The 2019 State of Delaware winners are:

4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Award: Mary Jane Zeitler

4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award: Amy West