Otoe County 4-H senior members tecognized

Press Release

The graduating Otoe County Senior 4-H members were honored at the recent 4-H Achievement Celebration in Syracuse.

Each senior member was honored with a senior banner, something that is new this year, said Erin Steinhoff, 4-H Extension assistant.  

These banners will be displayed throughout the county at different events during the 4-H year. The banners will be officially retired during the 4-H Ice Cream Social at 2022 Otoe County Fair. The banners will be available for our seniors to check out for their use during graduation.

The 2022 Otoe County graduating 4-H seniors recognized are listed below.

Ashley Adkins is graduating from Nebraska City High School and is a seven-year member of the Wyoming Feeders 4-H Club and the Otoe County Shooting Sports Club. Her future plans include majoring in either elementary education or animal science.

Valerie Bennie is graduating from Nebraska City High School and is a four-year member of the Wyoming Feeders 4-H Club. Her future plans are to major in business while attending the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Syracuse High School student Bailey Boitnott is an eleven-year member of the Better Ba-C’s 4-H Club. Her future plans include either studying to be an ultrasound technician or a respiratory therapist.

Hayden Beccard will be graduating from Lourdes Central Catholic and is a six-year member of the Clover Catchers 4-H Club. His future plans include majoring in agribusiness at either the University of Nebraska–Lincoln or Northwest Missouri State.

Jaden Fass attends Papillion LaVista High School and is a three-year member of the Better Beef Producers 4-H Club. She is planning of attending nursing school at the University of Nebraska–Kearney.

Palmyra High School student Nima Faunce is an nine-year Independent 4-H member. Her future plans are to major in psychology and creative writing.

Jenna Knake is a Syracuse High School student and a ten-year member of the Better Ba-C’s 4-H Club. Her futures plans are to major in ag education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Syracuse High School student Sydney Parsons is a six-year member of the Better Ba-C’s 4-H Club and the E.M. Shooting Sports Club. Her future plan is to attend nursing school to be a physician’s assistant or a nurse practitioner.

Andrew Stukenholtz is a Nebraska City High School student and nine-year member of the Wilson Creek Feeders 4-H Club. He plans to major in diesel technology.

Nebraska City High School student Katie Schreiter is an eight-year member of the Wilson Creek Feeders 4-H Club. Her future plan is to major in elementary education.

Syracuse High School student Shayla Thompson is a twelve-year member of the 4-H Mustangs 4-H Club. Her future plans are to attend Peru State College and major in elementary education.

Lily Vollertsen is a Syracuse High School student and a nine-year member of the Better Beef Producers 4-H Club. She will be attending Morningside College where she will be majoring in either ag engineering or pre-physical therapy. She will also be playing basketball at Morningside.

Congratulations to all the Otoe County 4-H seniors!

Otoe County Extension Office Manager Cheryl Goff and 4-H Extension Assistant Erin Steinhoff show Hayden Beccard’s senior banner.