South Simcoe 4-H Ontario Awards 2020

Congratulations! Well done 4-H members.


1 4-H Project Provincial Seal

Mathias Blank
Jessa Bray
Clara Brooks
Kaitlyn Dunlop
Amber Folliott
Abigail Patton
Amelia Quijada
Audrey Rutherford
Emily Vaughan
Ben Wienecke

6 Project Provincial Seal
Riley Broad

Kylee Chantler
Layne Chantler
Lolo Cowan
Jackson Faust
Amber Folliott
Julianne Ford
Ben Martin
Scarlett McCallum-Pinho
Danya Orr
Milana Palmateer
Nicole Palmateer
David Patton
Nicholas Senick

12 Project Provincial Seal
Braedon Bishop
Lolo Cowan
Sarah Dowdall
Faun Katirai
Danya Orr
Jayme Orr
Emily Tibbitts

18 Project Provincial Seal
Rebecca Lange
Jaiden van Kolfschoten
Jordan Williams

24 Project Provincial Seal
Margaret Alexiou
Isabella Cullen
Nicole Kneeshaw
Jaiden van Kolfschoten

30 Project Provincial Seal
Isabella Cullen

36 Project Provincial Seal
Madeleine Cullen

42 Project Provincial Seal
Madeleine Cullen

1 Year Volunteer Seal

Greg Bray

Nadina Bray

Grant Cowan

Amber Katirai

Jackie McCallum

Anna Lisa Wienecke

5 Year Volunteer Seal

Betty-Anne Alexiou

Tamara Fisher-Cullen

Matt Gingerich

Kim Kneeshaw

10 Year Volunteer Seal

Scott Cullen

Bill Gilpin

Maureen Millar

Carla Williams

30 Year Volunteer Seal

Kevin Harvey

Gay Lea 24 Projects and in 4-H for 5 years or more

Margaret Alexiou

Nicole Kneeshaw

Longstanding Graduate Award

Ashley Harvey

Matt Lange

Graduating Members

Ashley Harvey

Matt Lange

Katelynne Thomson





Matt began 4-H in 2009 at the age of 11. He has completed 15 clubs with South Simcoe. The projects include
12 dairy completions with the Cookstown Dairy club, 2 vet clubs and a campus club that he completed while
at the University of Guelph. Matt grew up on the VC Langelands dairy farm in Utopia. His 4-H leaders over the
years have included John den Haan, Emily den Haan, Charlotte Lange, Dorothy Lange, and Karen Baker to
name a few. Matt enjoys a leadership role. He attended Leadership Camp in 2015. Matt has also held various
executive positions within his clubs. Over the years, Matt has represented the South Simcoe 4-H dairy team at
the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on many occasions. His most rewarding year was 2019 when he won Reserve
Champion Sr. Showperson and Reserve Grand Champion with his calf VC Langelands Jacoby Mojito. Matt was
the champion showperson in 2014 at the Cooktown Fair. He has been consistently the high point member of
his age group within his club. In 2018, Matt was the recipient of the John W. Taylor trophy for High Dairy
Class Judge at the Judging Competition. Matt is currently studying at the University of Guelph and
participates on their judging team, their square-dancing team and is on the College Royal executive.
Congratulations Matt on graduating the 4-H program and we know you will have a lot to offer as a 4-H Alumni.

Ashley started her 4-H career in 2009 at the age of 11. She has successfully completed 13 4-H projects – 12
with the Clearview Dairy club and 1 with the Clearview sheep club. Ashley grew up on a dairy farm in the
Clearview area – Harvdale Holsteins. When looking back over the South Simcoe Clearview Area award
recipients, Ashley has been a multiple winner of the Don Gibson Memorial Award and the Peter Currie trophy
for champion dairy showperson. She has also been the highest point winner in the Clearview Dairy Club many
times earning her a spot on the Waynan Dairy Farms trophy. In 2015, Ashley was the outstanding member in
South Simcoe 4-H with the highest marks overall. She also won the J.G. Brethet Trophy that year for High
Senior Contestant at the South Simcoe Judging Competition. Finally, Ashley has represented South Simcoe on
the dairy team for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair multiple times. In 2017, with her calf Harvdale Meridian
Cherish, she was nominated All-Canadian 4-H Int. Heifer and All-Ontario 4-H Int. Heifer. Ashley’s advice to
future 4-Hers is “step out of your comfort zone and talk to other people. Be social and never take anything
for granted because you never know what the future holds. Learn new skills and meet new friends because
that is what 4-H is all about.” Congratulations Ashley on graduating from the 4-H program! We hope to see
you in a 4-H volunteer position in the future.

Katelynne joined 4-H in 2015 as a senior member. She has successfully completed 5 beef projects with the
Clearview Beef Club. Katelynne’s leaders have this to say – “Katelynne was one of those 4-H member whom
caught on quickly to working with cattle and being part of the club as a team member. She was always classy,
kind and eager to assist. During Katelynne’s five years she took to the show ring with gusto earning herself
multiple ribbons and champions both for showmanship and confirmation, a spot on not only the RAWF team,
but earning herself 1 of 3 spots to represent team Canada at the National level, National young stars in the
UK August 2017. Katelynne along with her team Canada mates came in 2nd! Such a huge accomplishment!”
Katelynne attended Lakehead University with a degree in Honours Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in both
Business Administration and Global Entrepreneurship with a minor in Criminology. We wish Katelynne
continued success. Congratulations on graduating from 4-H!