Becky Freeborn, our 2014 NJ Dairy Princess visited the training facility of the NY Jets to participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program being sponsored by NJ dairy farmers in partnership with the NFL.
After a day of learning about fueling up with milk and other nutritious foods, and getting to toss around a football with New York Jets Muhammad Wilkerson. New Jersey students happily posed with the NFL star and Becky. The day was a reward for the students’ participation in the dairy farmers’ Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
Becky has also been busy promoting the nutritional benefits of milk. She recently made an appearance at the Shop Rite of Greater Morristown.
Congratulations to members of the Bows and Barrels 4-H shooting sports club. The club recently competed in the Junior State Air Rifle competition, with some very impressive results.
Overall, Emily Malone took first place winning the Silhouette competition and placing highly in the Postal and the Civilian Marksmanship Three Position (prone, standing and kneeling) events. Other members from Bow and Barrels also had a great competition. Connor Brady finished third; Blake Dippel, 14th; Alex Definis, 18th; Drew Rosendale, 20th; Jonathan Syre, 24th.
In the Postal competition, Connor Brady finished second with Emily Malone coming in seventh. Also competing, Blake Dippel, 17th; Alex Definis, 19th; Drew Rosendale, 22nd; Jonathan Syre, 31st.
In the Silhouette competition, Emily Malone took first place with a perfect score! Connor Brady took sixth place, Drew Rosendale, 17th; Blake Dippel, 20th: Jonathan Syre, 21st; Alex Definis, 24th.
In the Civilian Marksmanship Three Position competition, Connor Brady took second place with Emily Malone coming in fifth. Blake Dippel came in 11th; Alex Definis, 16th; Jonathan Syre, 18th; Drew Rosendale, 23rd.
Once again, congratulations to members of the Bows and Barrels club on a fine showing in the Junior State Air Rifle Competition!
When Viktoria-Leigh Wagner suggested that her 4H Club, the Krafty Krafters, should have a collection of stuffed animals to give to the area’s senior citizens living in assisted living facilities and beanie babies to donate to a local pediatric ward, she never suspected it would be such a success! Four huge garbage bags filled to capacity were collected over a period of several weeks. These goofy kids decided to take a silly photo of themselves surrounded by the stash collected.
Pictured in the photo bottom center going clockwise are Jordan Toll, Kristin Ware, Lizzie Wiltshire, Collin Ware, Nicole Whitehead, Ethan Horn, Kassidy Wagner, Katie DeGroot and Chloe Schadegg.
The deadline to turn in application and payment is at our Jan. 10 meeting.
2014 North Jersey Teen Conference (NJTC)
This year’s North Jersey Teen Conference is being held March 7-9, 2014 in Pompton Plains, NJ.
A group of dedicated teens have partnered with adult volunteers and 4-H staff to plan and implement this conference. The theme for this conference is “4-H Goes Back to the Future” and will focus on ways that you learn about your own personal history, make the best of the present, and build for the future.