Three Times the Award

Some of the members of the Blue Mt 4-H Livestock Club receiving the Schuylkill County Outstanding 4-H Club of the year. This is the third year that this club has received this award. (L to R) 1st row: Luke Mease, Lane Noecker, Brayden Noecker. 2nd row: Emily Rioux Sami Strouse, Cassie Keller, Makayla Rioux, Collin Felty, Payton James, Laura Henderson, Leah Yorkonis, Zoe Hart. 3rd row: Grayden Keller, Magdalene Dieter, Sara Strouse, Kristen Schrader, Stef Strouse, Madison Henderson, Kole Yurkonis. (4 H’ers are from Pine Grove, Schuylkill Haven, Auburn, Orwigsburg, New Rinngold, Tamaqua and Hamburg)

For a third year in a row the Blue Mt. 4-H Livestock Club was the recipient of the Outstanding 4-H Club Award.  The 35 or more active club members are supervised by club leaders Kim Morgan and Jill Felty.  The members range in age from 8 to 18.  Besides having an interest in livestock, members all live along the Blue Mountain.  Having no affiliation with the school district that share the same name, the members are students in school from Pine Grove, Schuylkill Haven, Blue Mountain and Tamaqua.

The purpose of the award is to recognize a club with outstanding achievements over the past year in helping youth in their community to grow and develop as good family members, citizen’s and future leaders.  The club was assessed for how many members were enrolled in the club, the percentage that competed at round-up at a 100%.  Member were also assessed for participation in county, regional, state and national events.  Some of the events that club members participated in include Super 4-H’er Day, Round Up, 4-H Camp Shehaqua, PA State Farm Show, Capital Days, PSU Spring Judging Contest, Penn State Pre-Vet Symposium, PSU Livestock Camp, PSU Livestock judging,

Have an interest in learning by doing?  Want to become more active in the community?  Looking for opportunities?   Have an interest in animals?  The 4-H junior livestock program might be for you.   The junior livestock program is a unique opportunity to use live animals to help youth develop.  Youth learn something about agriculture and livestock production and develop an appreciation for the livestock industry.  However the main objectives are to teach life skills and help youth become productive citizens. The experience of youth owning and working with animals, being responsible for their care, health and growth and exhibiting them in a competitive environment is a tremendous character building process.  If your interest is peaked then consider the 4-H Program.  Contact information for the 4-H program in Schuylkill County can be made through 4-H Youth Development, Schuylkill County, Penn State Extension, 1202 Ag Center Drive, Pottsville, Pa 17901.  570-622-4225X19 or email   If you are interested in the Blue Mt. 4-H Livestock Club call 570-739-2627 or email

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