Three Oklahoma County 4-H’ers were recognized for their achievements during the 93rd State 4-H Roundup at Oklahoma State University.
Katie Symes, of Nicoma Park, was the state record book winner in food science project. She also was elected as a Southwest District representative on the State 4-H Leadership Council. She received a $1,200 scholarship sponsored by the Edwin and Winona Presley Memorial.
Symes has been a 4-H’er for six years with the Harrah 4-H Club. She focuses mainly on food preservation and nutrition related to sports performance and healthy living. She made more than 70 loaves of bread during the 2013-2014 year for community service and charitable donations.
She has had an opportunity to develop her leadership skills by serving as an Oklahoma 4-H Ambassador, district song leader and county president. She was a delegate to Citizenship Washington Focus and has been inducted into the Oklahoma County junior and senior 4-H halls of fame.
“4-H has helped me learn time management, project planning and organizations skills that are vital to accomplishing long-range goals,” Symes said.
She attends Carl Albert High School and is the daughter of Roy and Belinda Symes.
Elizabeth Klumpp, of Edmond, was named the state record book winner in the horse project area. She received a $1,200 scholarship sponsored by Shawnee Milling Co. and Oklahoma 4-H.
Klumpp is a member of the Edmond Light Horse 4-H Club. During her six-year 4-H career, she has spent more than 800 hours organizing and conducting nearly 60 presentations, workshops and community service activities. For the past two years, she has been helping her family build a horse arena and barn on their property.
She has served as secretary for her club and received the Oklahoma County Junior Citizenship Award and the Oklahoma County Super All-Star Award. She was inducted into the Oklahoma County Junior 4-H Hall of Fame.
“I’ve learned skills such as goal-setting, public speaking and teamwork that have helped to prepare me for school, leadership roles and future career opportunities,” Klumpp said.
She attends Edmond North High School and is the daughter of Mike and Cynthia Klumpp.
Addie Jackson, a member of the Harrah 4-H Club, was state record book winner in the advanced project — agriculture project.
“Entomology was an interest of mine before I could pronounced the word ‘entomology,’” Jackson said. “I was given a plastic bag and a butterfly net when I was 4 years old to feed my interest in the crawly creatures, and things haven’t changed yet.”
Jackson has collected insects, hatched butterflies and moths and led children in entomology activities.
Jackson has reached more than 85,000 people through workshops, demonstrations and field trips.