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Ohio 4-H Teen Hall of Fame

2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

2019 Inductees

Sponsored by Mr. Tim and Mrs. Karen Corcoran and the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board

Teen of the Year Morgan McCutcheon

Morgan McCutcheon, Licking County-
Positive leadership and service to others are the hallmarks of Morgan McCutcheon's 4-H career. She used her final year in 4-H to pay it forward, sharing her time and expertise to make a positive impact on those around her. In Licking County and throughout the state she encouraged all 4-H members to get involved by attending camp, serving as a club officer, taking on leadership roles as a counselor, junior fair board member or 4-H CARTEENS facilitator. Morgan was selected as the 2018 Ohio Fairs' Queen and used social media to promote 4-H and the impact 4-H members have in Ohio. Morgan is an outstanding example of the potential in today's youth leaders.

Teen Hall of Fame Maddie Allman

Maddie Allman, Vinton County-
Humble in her achievements and always willing to assist others, Maddie Allman, embraces the spirit of 4-H with dedication to her project work and leadership activities. In Vinton County she is easily recognized for her successful rabbit projects, serving as a camp counselor and community service. The strong connections Maddie created earned her the title of "The 4-H Lady" by a local newspaper. Her influence on younger children and her peers have created a positive ripple effect that will continue well after Maddie's 4-H career concludes. She aspires to become a 4-H educator and is always seeking to "make the best better' through 4-H.

Teen Hall of Fame Callia Barwick

Callia Barwick-Mahoning County-
Every youth who encounters Callia Barwick understands they are important and have a purpose, because she searches for ways to include everyone. She influences those around her by putting them first. Callia is dedicated to finding a need in the community, formulating a solution and putting it into action for positive impact. She is a strong advocate for healthy living and promotes physical and mental health wellness in Mahoning County, throughout Ohio and the United States. Callia truly embraces and acts on each of the four H's. Her impact on our state and country is only the beginning of what Callia is yet to accomplish.

Teen Hall of Fame Emmy Beck-Aden

Emmy Beck-Aden-Athens County-
By giving voice to important stories that motivate and initiate change, Emmy Beck-Aden is making a difference in Athens County and the world. She credits 4-H with inspiring her passion for civic engagement and leading her to a future career in filmmaking. Emmy's award-winning documentaries featuring the Ohio 4-H PetPALS program and the issue of food insecurity inspire action to service and advocacy. Her leadership is evident through positions held at the county, state and local level and her enthusiasm is contagious. She gives Ohio 4-H a unique voice, telling our story in a way that reaches out to the world.

Teen Hall of Fame Molly Hunt

Molly Hunt, Darke County-
Throughout her 4-H career, Molly Hunt has endeavored to “make the best better." She is a self-motivated, dynamic and energetic individual who is quick to identify a need and then facilitate a course of action. Molly's personal experiences led her to develop 4-H programs in Darke County that empower young girls. She helps younger 4-H members and her peers understand the value and importance of making healthy choices, both physically and mentally. With her passion and dedication to the 4-H program, Molly is an outstanding role model for younger 4-H members and a true 4-H leader.

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2018 Inductees

Sponsored by Mr. Tim and Mrs. Karen Corcoran and the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board

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Molly Hunt, Darke County-
"During her past few years as a 4-H member, Molly has proven herself to be an outstanding role model for younger youth. She has learned from personal experiences and has used that knowledge to strive to be a better person. Molly has played a role in helping to develop county 4-H programs that empower young females and she has taken an active role in community service within the county and state. Her passion and dedication to the 4-H program is well-known. She is the first to volunteer with any county 4-H program or activity. Molly exemplifies what it means when we say #4hgrowshere and #true leaders."

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Noor Alshafie, Franklin County-
"Noor Alshafie has proven that 4-H can truly offer every opportunity that one seeks to discover. From her early beginnings as a 4-H member exploring new projects and participating in demonstrations, she grew into a determined and well-respected youth leader in Ohio 4-H. Noor's work ethic is reflected in her countless accomplishments at local, state, and national levels. She has been a selfless leader, participating in and organizing service projects to benefit others. Noor consistently strives to make 4-H an inclusive environment for all, and she can be found with a welcoming smile at many events.  These positive traits reflect Noor's desire to help others whenever she can, and she leads by example in her roles as a youth leader.  Her involvement in local, state, and national 4-H programming, including being a selected member of the inaugural National 4-H Youth Advisory Council, is worthy of Ohio 4-H Teen Hall of Fame honors."

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Spencer Bauman, Adams County-
"Spencer is the epitome of what 4-H can be. He has fully embraced all that the program has to offer and has achieved great things. Spencer's theory is you need to try a little of everything, and he has done just that. He has undertaken and succeeded in many project areas, served in a number of leadership and mentor roles, and traveled around the state and country during his 4-H career, and he's not finished yet!  Spencer's passion for 4-H has transformed him from a shy, soft-spoken youth to an engaged, involved young adult who is able to share his experiences with others, encouraging them to be their best selves. He has truly strived to make the best better through his many and varied endeavors in the 4-H program."

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Carson Fulks, Franklin County-
"Carson Fulks is a dynamic and motivated young leader, who not only has found success through 4-H, but he assists others in reaching a path of achievement. His accomplishments as an Ohio 4-H member are worthy of being in the Teen Hall of Fame. Through his involvement in team settings, such as camp counselors, Junior Fair Board, Teen Leadership Council, and CARTEENS facilitation, Carson takes the lead when action is needed and assists others in being successful. He recognizes the team effort it takes to accomplish tasks. A self-motivated and committed individual, he is attentive to details when work needs to be completed. Carson seeks to be inclusive in his nature of being a leader in 4-H, as he encourages new ideas and bridges the connections of 4-H members in other states."

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Kaytlyn Graver, Wyandot County-
"We each have a person who pops into our heads when we think of 4-H. For me, and many others in Wyandot County, that person is Kaytlyn Graver. Kaytlyn is a product of what 4-H can offer young leaders from around the state and county. She is a perfect example of someone who cares so passionately about empowering others around her with education and support that she gives of herself in every way possible. Eternally optimistic, Kaytlyn is not one to stop giving or to settle with anything less than the best. She is a shining example of youth leadership and someone Wyandot County is proud to call their own."

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2017 Inductees

Sponsored by the Ohio 4-H Foundation

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Natalee Blackford, Ashland County-
"Natalee has taken opportunities of the Ohio 4-H program to the next level.  When there is a new endeavor or encounter, she jumps in with both feet and completes the tasks to her fullest potential.  She makes sure to challenge herself and others to truly make the best better.  Innovative, responsible, and hardworking are words I would use to describe Natalee.  She has a caring heart, includes all individuals in programs and activities, and pushes others to be the best representative of Ohio 4-H possible.  Ohio 4-H is lucky to have an individual that is as dedicated and devoted to the program as she is!"
Teen Hall of Fame Riley Riley Evans, Fayette County-
“Riley credits 4-H for shaping him into the person he is today stating '4-H afforded me several opportunities to practice good citizenship and to perform community service.'  This State Junior Fair Board member lives the 4-H pledge of “hands to larger service” organizing a 5K which raised over $1,400 for the county food pantry.  The National Service Learning Conference showcased his texting and driving project.  As the Ohio 4-H Teen Advisory Council’s (TAC) chair of the fundraising committee and co-chair of the service committee, TAC donated over 1,200 items to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  The State 4-H Achievement Award recipient for Leadership, Riley was county Junior Fair Board President for two years, 4-H camp counselor for five years, OMK counselor for three years, and a delegate to the National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference.  Leading by example with 4-H projects, service, character, and leadership, Riley was honored in being named an Outstanding 4-H’er."
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Natalyn Landis, Fairfield County-
"Natalyn truly embodies the 4-H pledge.  She clears her head to clearer thinking when being the youth spokesperson for the Ohio 4-H program while representing the program in a positive light.  She puts her heart into all she does, whether she is leading the Teen Leadership Council meeting or serving on a committee.  Her hands have conducted thousands of hours of community service, in addition to helping others realize their potential for success.  She is also an advocate for healthy living, and has coordinating a 5K walk/run for pediatric cancer, serves on the Race Planning committee on the Teen Leadership Council, and has completed a host of health related projects.  Natalyn is one of those teens who you hope others aspire to be like; her enthusiasm for the 4-H program is contagious, she believes in herself and others, and truly makes an impact in the club, community, country, and world."

Teen Hall of Fame emma Emma Newell, Fairfield County-
"Emma is the epitome of what a 4-H member should strive to be.  Even her email address has “4-H Girl” in it!  From the beginning of her 4-H career, she has sought out new experiences to better herself and others. She has tirelessly promoted 4-H to youth throughout the county, state, nation, and even world.  Her promotion is done largely in part by training dogs and other animals to serve others.  Emma’s heart of service not only impacts the 4-H world; she has taken her love of dogs and service into the school system, nursing homes, and college campuses.  Having a servant’s heart enables her to truly impact her club, community, country, and world."
Teen Hall of Fame clara Clara Selle, Delaware County-
"Through her 4-H career, Clara has fully enthusiastically embraced all that 4-H has to offer.  Her early project experiences offered an outlet for her passion of animals. After taking the first Vet Science project, she found her calling to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  Clara’s thirst for knowledge and hands-on experiences became evident as she started participating in Equine and Dog Bowl teams.  Through these teams she practiced time management, self-discipline, perseverance, responsibility, humility, resourcefulness, patience, flexibility, respectfulness and gained a hard work ethic.  She shows her dogs and horses at national levels and has won multiple championships, but that is not why she deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.  It is her passion about 4-H, her excitement about passing on what she has learned to others, and her desire to impact others in a positive way through 4-H that makes her deserving of this award."

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2016 Inductees

Sponsored by Joseph B. Kelly, Lynn and Linda Landis, Reiterman Feed, Supply and Rinehart Continuous Gutter, and Superior Farm Supply, Inc.

Teen of the Year jacob shuman Jacob Shuman, Ross County-
"Outstanding 4-H teens exhibit diligence, advocacy, passion, and leadership in the activities they choose to participate in.  The top 4-H teens should demonstrate attributes through their actions that will continue to serve themselves and their world for a lifetime.  I believe Jacob Shuman is a great example of a 4-H teen that has maximized his opportunities.  He seeks to learn from and then share his skills with others.  Beyond traditional teen involvement, Jacob uses his 4-H background to pursue his interest in beekeeping.  This niche has helped spur conversation around a vital and pressing hot topic in today’s world.  Jacob is actively utilizing his communication and leadership skills to influence his potential field of study at an early age; skills he developed and refined through 4-H.  Jacob is a great example of a teen who works daily to implement the tools he’s learned through 4-H to make the best, better."
Teen Hall of Fame emily-bauman Emily Bauman, Adams County-
“She is a terrific role model for younger youth.  That’s huge.  And, something towards which all 4-H teens should strive.  Emily has had a varied and successful 4-H career—local club member and officer, county and Ohio State Fair exhibitor, county Junior Fair Board member and president, camper and counselor.  She has taken advantage of many leadership development opportunities throughout her career and then applied what she’s learned in promoting 4-H, sharing her expertise, helping others.  It’s my pleasure, and in fact, the pleasure of the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee, to nominate Emily for the inaugural class of the inductees into the Ohio 4-H Teen Hall of Fame.  It would make all of us in Adams county very proud to have one of our own as a member of this prestigious group.”
Teen Hall of Fame natalee Natalee Blackford, Ashland County-
“Natalee is what most would consider a well-rounded 4-H’er.  She has explored many projects and has participated in activities emphasizing service to others.  This award honors those who have dedicated themselves to making the best better in their club, community, country, and world.  I believe Natalee has done that.  She is very active in her two community 4-H clubs.  Sometimes older members miss meetings or don’t help with routine club activities.  Natalee makes it a priority to attend these events and be a good role model.  She is also active in state-level 4-H activities.  She enjoys getting involved and working to make positive changes for youth.  By expanding her focus into national activities, she has grown even more.  It is a true motivator for her and has influenced her choice of career greatly.  She also wants to stay involved and support young 4-H’ers as so many have done for her.”
Teen Hall of Fame kelli Kelli Briggs, Geauga County-
“Kelli Briggs is an outstanding 4-H member.  Her dedication to her projects, clubs and the program is unwavering.  She is a wonderful role model to all those involved in the 4-H program.  She is the first to step up for any leadership role and is always supportive.  Her ability to mentor youth is outstanding.  She always puts others and their needs ahead of her own.  Kelli volunteers a great deal of her time to address the needs of others.  Her community service and volunteer efforts stand out even against the adult volunteers in our county.  I have watched Kelli grow and mature into an amazing young lady.  Kelly is currently pursuing higher education in the medial fields.  I could not think of anyone more deserving for such a high honor than Ms. Briggs.”
Teen Hall of Fame kameron Kameron Rinehart, Fayette County-
“When you think 4-H, the name Kameron Rinehart pops up in our county and at the state level!  His leadership skills are exceptional. His passion is 4-H!  The combination of these two is the reason he has become known in Ohio 4-H with both young people and adults.  Not only does he strive to succeed, but also to help move 4-H forward in a positive manner.  A leader is someone who motivates others which Kameron has demonstrated over and over like convincing his peers to submit state 4-H achievement forms and helping them complete their forms even though they would be competing against him.  This is an example of unselfish leadership.  Kameron’s 4-H resume is impressive, but more important are those leadership skills that set him apart from most teens.  Four words that best describe Kameron are responsible, driven, articulate and honest."

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