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Hall of Fame 2010

Induction of the 2010 members took place during the State 4-H Forum in Spokane Valley on October 15, 2010.
Columbia
Donna HangerDonna Hanger was a 4-H member for eight years and has been a 4-H leader for 31 years, starting her first club in 1971.  Today she is a team leader of a 4-H club with Lawana Harting, in addition to leading her own individual club.  Donna leads projects in Sewing, Food & Nutrition, Bread Baking, Food Preservation, and Health.

Donna and Lawana also share responsibility for coordinating the Columbia County 4-H Dress Review, Food for All Occasions, and baking contests. And they have served as co-superintendents of the County 4-H Youth Building throughout the years.

Donna has received awards recognizing her dedication and work for the youth of Columbia County, including the Columbia County President’s Award for her work at the county fair, Columbia County 4-H Leaders’ Council “Friend of 4-H” award, and Dayton Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of The Year” award.  She has served on the county 4-H Council, including officer positions, and is a past member of the Washington State 4-H Advisory Board.  Donna has been involved with the Tri-County 4-H Camp as cabin mother for 14 years, and a member of the Camp Board.  She has also served 12 years as Secretary/ Treasurer of the Columbia County 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale committee, 14 years as County Fire District Secretary, and works with the Columbia County Hospital District, including responsibility for booths at the county fair.

 

Lawana HartingLawana Harting was a 4-H member for ten years and has been a 4-H leader for 28 years, starting her first club in 1960.  Today she is a team leader of a 4-H club with Donna Hanger, in addition to leading her own individual club.  Lawana leads projects in Sewing, Food & Nutrition, Bread Baking, Health, Entomology, Swine, Beef, Forestry, and Leather Craft.

Lawana and Donna also share responsibility for coordinating the Columbia County 4-H Dress Review, Food for All Occasions, and baking contests. And they have served as co-superintendents of the County 4-H Youth Building throughout the years.

Lawana has received many awards including the Columbia County President’s Award in recognition for her work at the county fair, Columbia County 4-H Leaders’ Council “Friend of 4-H” award, and Dayton Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of The Year” award.  She has served on the county 4-H Council, including officer positions.  Lawana has been involved with the Tri-County 4-H Camp as cabin mother for 21 years, member of the board for eight years, and 12 years as Coordinator of Jr. Counselors.   She represented Washington State at National 4-H Congress in 1961, and as a member of Crimson Clover 4-H at WSU, served as dorm advisor for State Conference for two years.  Lawana has also worked with Special Education children in the Dayton School District for 34 years as a Para Educator.

Kitsap
Bruce BradleyBruce Bradley has been an outstanding volunteer for Kitsap County 4-H for over 28 years.  During those years, Bruce has served as a rabbit club leader, Kitsap County Fair Rabbit Superintendent, State 4-H Fair Rabbit Superintendent, and a member of the Washington State 4-H Fair Board.

Bruce has always been active in the Kitsap 4-H Council, serving as President, Vice President, and Treasurer.  Bruce continues to be an integral part of the council, and his knowledge and advice is continually sought by current officers and volunteers.  He is currently the liaison for Kitsap 4-H members exhibiting at State Fair.  For 12 years he has been on the 4-H Appeals Board and Round Robin Superintendent for large and small animals.  Bruce also was the program director for the Kitsap 4-H Camp for many years.  He has also been honored by Kitsap County as 4-H Volunteer of the Year.

Bruce continues to work behind the scenes for 4-H and all youth.  In his “retirement” he has taken on the job of teaching special education students in the Central Kitsap School District.

Whitman
Jerry NewmanJerry Newman has worked in the 4-H Youth Development Program for 46 years, starting his career in California.  He joined the Washington State 4-H Program in 1979 as Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist.  He quickly became involved with revising and creating valuable 4-H Project publications, many of which are still in use today.

Jerry has been deeply involved in many project areas including equine; production livestock programs such as beef, sheep and swine; animal quality assurance; and small animal projects such as dogs, cats, cavies, and rabbits.  If it is an animal science project, Jerry has provided leadership.  Jerry has been a national leader in building “science” into all of our 4-H program areas.  He was one of the innovators of the Ridges to Rivers curriculum; he created the “Get a Jump on Germs” curriculum, and co-authored the EM*Power curriculum that was adopted nationwide.  Jerry has also been responsible for many State 4-H contests such as Shooting Sports, Horse Bowl, Hippology, Horse Judging and Forestry Stewardship.

Throughout his 4-H career Jerry has received numerous recognitions and awards, including the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Distinguished Service and 25 Year Service awards, Governor’s Council for Environmental Education, and Solano County California Board of Supervisors outstanding Service Award.

The quality of the 4-H program directly affects the youth and volunteers involved and Jerry has been instrumental in improving the quality of the Washington State 4-H Program for many years.

Washington State University Extension