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4-H Salute to Excellence honorees featured at annual leader forum
Front Row Salute to Excellence Winners: Brenda Shaffer, Jennifer Menard, Melissa Mitchell and Meredith Tiption. Not picturedL Kaye Kemp and Christopher Melson. Representing Delaware 4-H: Marian Harvey (Delaware 4-H Foundation), Ernie Lopez, Mallory Vogl, Jill Jackson, Kristin Cook and Doug Crouse
Front Row Salute to Excellence Winners: Brenda Shaffer, Jennifer Menard, Melissa Mitchell and Meredith Tiption. Not pictured:Kaye Kemp and Christopher Melson. Representing Delaware 4-H: Marian Harvey (Delaware 4-H Foundation), Ernie Lopez, Mallory Vogl, Jill Jackson, Kristin Cook and Doug Crouse

Close to 100 4-H leaders and youth from around the state attended the 2016 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum held at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown on February 6. Special thanks to all of our presenters and youth who helped make this special day of training and fellowship so special!

In addition to training and workshops held throughout the day, the 4-H Salute to Excellence Awards are presented annually at the Leader Forum. Volunteer of the Year recognizes service of 10 years and under. Lifetime Volunteer Award recognizes service greater than 10 years.  One award from each term is awarded per county. The 2016 honors were given to the following volunteers:
New Castle County:

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year: Christopher Melson
Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award: Brenda Shaffer

Kent County:

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year: Jennifer Menard
Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award: Kaye Kemp

Sussex County:

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year: Meredith Tipton
Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award: Melissa Mitchell

From this distinguished list of honorees, Brenda Shaffer and Jennifer Menard were selected to represent Delaware 4-H in the Salute to Excellence Awards in consideration for regional and national levels.

All of us on the 4-H staff look forward to seeing even greater participation in the 2017 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum which will be held in Kent County!
Please view the Flickr gallery for more photos of the Delaware 4-H Leader Forum.

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