2016 Brown County 4-H Royalty candidates

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The 2016 4-H Royalty candidates have submitted their applications and will be selected by 4-H members through online votes, as well as paper ballots prior to Monday, August 15. Royalty candidates will be actively participating in different events throughout the fair. Just look for the navy shirts.

The Royalty will be crowned Friday, August 19, during the 4-H Royalty Coronation and 4-H Fashion Show at the Brown County Fair. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Kessler’s tent on the east side of the Expo Building located on the Brown County Fairgrounds. 2015 4-H Royalty Jonathan Sumption and MiKayla Forsting will preside over the 2016 Royalty Event.

The 2016 Royalty Candidates are as follows:

Daniel Sharp, 17, is a ten year member of the Dakota Sharpshooters 4-H Club. In that time he has held the office of Vice-President, Secretary, and Reporter. During this time he has participated in the following project areas: Aerospace and Rocketry, Community Service, Dairy Science, Exploring 4-H, Engineering, Foods and Nutrition, Judging at State, Music, Photography, Public Speaking, Small Engines, Visual Arts, Meat Goats, Sheep and Wool, and Horticulture. Daniel has participated in dairy judging and multiple livestock skill-a-thons, including: beef, sheep, goat, and pig. He has also participated in Brown County Fair clean up, and consumer Decision Making. His most memorable 4-H accomplishments include: participating in Round Robin twice; once as a junior with dairy cattle and once as a senior with meat goats, receiving a purple ribbon at the State Fair in public speaking, showing dairy cattle for 10 years and having multiple class winners, participating in the robotics challenge at both the county and state levels for three years, and participating in dairy judging for five years. Outside of 4-H, Daniel was a 2016 Boys State Delegate, is a member of the National Honor Society, a one year member of High School All State Band, and a two year member of High School All State Jazz Band.

Trey Wright, 17, is a ten year member of the Friendly Fellows and Daisies 4-H Club. In that time he has held the office of Vice-President, Secretary, Reporter, and Junior Leader. During this time he has participated in the following project areas: Aerospace and Rocketry, Beef Production, Community Service, Crops and Crop Science, Exploring 4-H, Dogs, Electric, Food Preservation, Foods and Nutrition, Hippology, Hobbies and Collections, Home Environment, Home Environment, Horses and Ponies, Judging at State, Rodeo, Public Speaking, Horse Quiz Bowl, Sheep Production, Shooting Sports, Special Foods, Visual Arts, Welding Science, and Wood Science. Trey was a Denver Stock Show Hippology contestant, a State 4-H Rodeo participant for 2 years, a State Archery contestant for 2 years, and a state small bore rifle contestant. His most memorable 4-H accomplishments include: his team placing 5th at the National 4-H Hipplogy Contest, participating in the Round Robin Showmanship competition for 2 years, being elected as vice-president for his 4-H club, participating in State 4-H Rodeo for 2 years, and purpling in both State Special Foods and in State Public Presentations. Outside of 4-H, Trey placed 3rd in Destination Imagination Global Finals, participated in the 20Xtreme High School Rodeo Show Case, and participated in the national VEX Robotics Competition.

McKenzie Hassebroek, 14, is a six year member of the Rural Lads and Lassies 4-H Club. In that time she has held the office of Treasurer. During this time she has participated in the following project areas: Bread Baking, Clothing and Textiles, Community Service, Exploring 4-H, First Aid, Food Preservation, Home Environment, Poultry and Eggs, visual Arts, Welding Science, Wood Science, and Sheep Showing. McKenzie has participated in the Brown County 4-H Phoneathon for 2 years in a row and went as a Chicken Speaker at Runnings 2 years in a row. Her most memorable 4-H accomplishments include: holding the office of treasurer, as well as being involved in her clubs community service and photography. She has earned Best of Show waterfowl in 2012, 2013, and 2014. She received Best of Show for poultry in 2012. She has received 3rd place in bird showmanship, has earned 2 purple ribbons showing Suffolk sheep, and has earned top fruit seller for the 4-H Fruit Sale. Outside of 4-H, McKenzie is a Girl Scout and has earned her silver award by making walker bags for nursing home residents and earned her bronze award by rebuilding new stairs for the girl scout camp. At school she has earned a presidential award, was picked as the S.A.D.D student of the month, and was hand-picked to be a web-leader. McKenzie is also a part of the Teen Advisor Board for the public library. As a part of this board, she helps set up events for younger children and teens.

Sophie Wieland, 16, is an eight year member of the Lincoln Maids and Spaids 4-H Club. In that time she has held the office of President, Secretary, and Treasurer. During this time she has participated in the following project areas: Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition, Gardens-Fruite/Begetables, Horticulture, Home Environment, and Visual Arts. Sophie has participated in the Brown County 4-H Phonathon for 3 years and Special Foods for 7 years. She has recorded PSAs for Brown County 4-H, has worked at the 4-H concession stand at the fair, and judged Horticulture at county and state levels. Her most memorable 4-H accomplishments include: receiving purple ribbons on her 4-H record books, becoming secretary of her 4-H club and finding that it was a job she enjoyed, receiving two perfect scores at the Brown County Special Foods contest in 2015 and 2016, as well as working with her fellow club members to make their club more welcoming for cloverbuds, by adding activities and crafts. Outside of 4-H, Sophie placed in several debate tournaments this past year in Public Forum, including 3rd in varsity at the McGovern Invitational and 1st in junior varsity at the Silver Bowl Tournament. She has been a member of both All State Orchestra and Band, on violin and oboe, as well as earning enough points in the Aberdeen area Piano Festival to earn her second cup.