At the recent Schuylkill County 4-H Achievement Night Banquet a number of 4-H’ers from the Blue Mt. 4-H Livestock Club were recognized for their outstanding project books. Eight members from the club were recognized for this award. Receiving the award for dairy beef project record book were Connor Felty and Laura Henderson. Market goat recipients were Emily Rioux, Claeb Weist, and Makayla Rioux. Sara Strouse, received this award for market hog project book. Makayla Rioux and Sara Strouse, Avrie Brode, and Collin Felty received the award for market lamb. Collin Felty, also received this award for Alpaca. Sara Strouse and Laura Henderson received the award for market steer. Swine record book recipients were Avrie Brode, and Sara Strouse.
Record books are very important to 4-H’ers. Through keeping records books 4-H’ers learn to: plan and organize their work; budget their project and other financial records; improve their written communication skills; pay attention to detail, follow directions and meet deadlines; make decisions; set priorities; appreciate the life skills they are developing; and understand the values of keeping records. These record books allow 4-H’ers to learn life skills and build their leadership abilities. 4-H is building leaders for tomorrow.