Two special Friends of 4-H awards were conferred. Oakley City Councilman Jim Frazier and Contra Costa County Supervisor Susan Bonilla were recognized for their work promoting the local 4-H program. Also honored were next year’s Contra Costa County All Stars: Allison Kalinowski of the Brentwood 4-H, Kelsey Arbuckle of the Tassajara 4-H, Amanda Tonkin of the Delta Diablo 4-H, and Marion Smith, also of the Delta Diablo 4-H.
The following are local honorees from Brentwood, Knightsen and Delta-Diablo 4-H: David Novero Memorial Winner of Winner Awards: Junior Division – Alexandria Hanlon, Delta-Diablo 4-H; Intermediate Division – Anthony Cannon, Lamorinda 4-H, and Michael Hogan, Brentwood 4-H; Senior Division – Marion Smith, Delta-Diablo 4-H.
Local awardees: Star Awards:
Purple Star – Morgan Baptista, Heidi Call, Wesley Carter and Alex Kalinowski, Brentwood 4-H; Nicole Clements, Delta Diablo 4-H; Hailey Abbett, Michael Bettencourt, Lexi Carasis, Riley Lewis and Juliana Wiley, Knightsen 4-H.
Bronze Star – Roy Blach and Patrick March, Brentwood 4-H; Alexandria Hanlon, Hannah Sims and Dorothy Tonkin, Delta-Diablo 4-H; Randy Carasis, Dawson Gatz, Ian Lasher, Madison Lewis and Karlee Parson, Knightsen 4-H.
Silver Star – Alexandria Hanlon, Delta-Diablo 4-H; Randy Carasis, Dawson Gatz and Allyson Spears, Knightsen 4-H.
Gold Star – Michael Hogan, Brentwood 4-H; Cody Lewis and Allyson Spears, Knightsen 4-H.
Platinum Star – Michael Hogan and Allison Kalinowski, Brentwood 4-H; Marion Smith and Amanda Tonkin, Delta-Diablo 4-H;
Sapphire Star – Michael Hogan, Brentwood 4-H; Amanda Tonkin, Delta-Diablo 4-H.
Ruby Star – Michael Hogan, Brentwood 4-H.
County Event Achievement Pin – Kelsey Carter, Kimberlee Carter, Wesley Carter and Michael Hogan, Brentwood 4-H; Alexandria Hanlon, Marion Smith and Jessica Yount, Delta-Diablo 4-H.
County Community Pride – Hannah Sims, Casey Sims, Alexandria Hanlon, Lacey Ray, Jessica Yount, Zoe Gostomski, Marion Smith, Emily Swetnam, Amanda Tonkin and Dorothy Tonkin, Delta-Diablo 4-H; Michael Hogan, Brentwood 4-H.
Presidential and State Volunteer Service Awards: Knightsen 4-H: Ian Lasher, Bronze; Randy Carasis, Silver; Dawson Gatz, Silver; Angel Contreras, Gold; Adrien Contreras, Gold; Brentwood 4-H: Allison Kalinowski, Silver; Austin Kalinowski, Gold; Andrew Kalinowski, Gold; Michael Hogan, Gold. Delta Diablo 4-H: Alexandria Hanlon, Gold; Dorothy Tonkin, Gold; Marion Smith, Gold; Amanda Tonkin, Gold.
Twenty-five-year Adult Volunteer Pin: Marilyn Stacy, Knightsen 4-H. Forty-year Adult Volunteer Pin: Guido Novero, Knightsn 4-H.
4-H County Record Book Winners:
Junior Division – Dawson Gatz, Winner, Knightsen 4-H; Alexandria Hanlon, Winner, Delta-Diablo 4-H.
Intermediate Division – Randy Carasis, Medalist, Knightsen 4-H; Ian Lasher, Medalist, Knghtsen 4-H; Karlee Parson, Medalist, Knightsen 4-H; Allyson Spears, Medalist, Knightsen 4-H; Kate Tarango-Delta-Diablo 4-H; Austin Kalinowski, Medalist, Brentwood 4-H; Michael Hogan, Winner, Brentwood 4-H.
Senior Division – Roy Blach, Honorable Mention, Brentwood 4-H; Angel Contreras, Medalist, Knightsen 4-H; Andrew Kalinowski, Winner, Brentwood 4-H; Allison Kalinowski, Winner, Brentwood 4-H; Marion Smith, Winner, Delta-Diablo 4-H;
Amanda Tonkin, Winner, Delta-Diablo 4-H; Dorothy Tonkin, Winner, Delta-Diablo 4-H.