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Achievement Award Memories

We asked for your memories and photos of winning an Achievement Award a few issues back.  We received some great responses!

From Jennifer Brickner-York:
I was the Ohio Achievement Award winner in Gardening and Horticulture in 1992 and am attaching a few photos from our trip to Chicago including of my name tag, which I still have.  I recently attended a workshop about completing the Achievement Award form for my daughter and it brought back a lot of fond memories!  Funny that the form hasn’t changed that much since then!

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From Ann Ball:

I went to National 4-H Club Congress in 1978 in Chicago. This year is our 40th Anniversary and would love to have a reunion!  Jim Helt was one of the adult staff with us.

I went in Food Preservation and met the president of Kerr Canning Company.  “Ann Ball from Mason, Ohio sponsored by Kerr,” he read and laughed.  He asked if I was a spy for Ball Canning company!  I have so many memories from that trip and am still in contact with longtime friends who were also winners and were on the trip.