Last month, 4-H Senior Plaque Awards were presented to members who are graduating from the Berrien County 4-H Youth Program.

Seniors have been nominated each fall since 1965 by their club coordinator to recognize their devotion and loyalty as members to the 4-H program.

Senior Plaques are awarded based on criteria that includes: active membership for at least five years, and active membership through high school graduation.

This year’s Senior Plaque Award recipients were:

• Maggie Avery – Straight Shooters 4-H Club

• Marissa Testini – We Can Ride 4-H Club

• Aubrey Richter – We Can Ride 4-H Club

• Arthur Jillson – Baroda Bunnies 4-H Club

• Sydney Melton – Baroda Bunnies 4-H Club, Galien Chanters 4-H Club and Fuzzy Friends 4-H Club

• Clarissa Reckline – Galien Chanters 4-H Club

• Karen Smith – Galien Chanters 4-H Club

• Isabel Widdis – Best Friends 4-H Club and Galien Chanters 4-H Club

• Micah Metz – Town and Country Paws and Pals 4-H Club

Berrien County 4-H Senior Plaque Awards are sponsored by the Berrien County 4-H Leaders Council and the Berrien County 4-H Foundation.

For more information, or to join 4-H, contact Berrien County Michigan State University Extension 4-H Program Coordinator Kelly Stelter at or 927-5674, ext. 4015.