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Oklahoma County 4-H members win awards

Three Oklahoma County 4-H’ers were recognized for their achievements during the 93rd State 4-H Roundup at Oklahoma State University.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 27, 2014
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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.

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