4-H is a Family Affair to Amelia Schlichting


Amelia Schlichting of Lyons, NE

Amelia is preparing her delicacy of choice for the cooking category for the fair. Photo courtesy of Amelia Schlichting.

Amelia is preparing her delicacy of choice for the cooking category for the fair. Photo courtesy of Amelia Schlichting.

Amelia is sitting with the judge at the favorite foods contest a couple of years ago. Photo courtesy of Amelia Schlichting.

Amelia is sitting with the judge at the favorite foods contest a couple of years ago. Photo courtesy of Amelia Schlichting.

is no novice when it comes to 4-H. “I have been in 4-H for seven years,” Amelia stated.

Over the years, she has submitted several entries for judging at the fair. “My past exhibits have been in the categories of cooking, sewing, heritage, speeches, PSA (Public Service Announcement.), presentations, photography, child care, electricity, robots and robotics” Amelia said.

She has received many awards over the seven years she has been in 4-H. “I received awards for my speeches and PSA. My PSA went to the state level one year,” Amelia stated. “It didn’t win, but I was glad it made it that far.”

Photographs of hers also went to the state level. “I received special recognition on my photos of the Niobrara River,” Amelia said.

In other categories, she has also received many awards over the years. “I don’t remember all of the awards I have received. I have awards for cooking, sewing, heritage, speeches, presentations and PSA,” Amelia stated.

Being involved in 4-H in a family affair. “I got involved in 4-H because of my dad’s family. My grandpa was in 4-H and was also a leader. My grandma was a 4-H leader,” Amelia said. “My dad and his two sisters were in 4-H. One of my aunts works in the extension office and another aunt used to.”

Amelia also has two brothers involved in 4-H. “Caleb and Andrew are also in 4-H. This is Caleb’s first year and Andrew’s first,” Amelia stated. “They both cook, do speeches, PSA, sew, rockets and photography. I help them with their projects.”

Amelia has been working diligently on her projects for this year’s Burt County Fair. “I work on projects in the summer. I try to start in the winter or spring on my sewing. I am usually working on projects until the night before the fair,” Amelia said.

She has many entries to submit this year. “I plan to enter cooking, knitting, sewing, blooming bucket, heritage and photography,” Amelia stated. “I will be showing my rabbit this year. I did a speech PSA and presentation this year. I was also a part of robotics club. We competed and made it to the state level.”

When Amelia is deciding what to cook or sew, she calls on her grandmother. “She is the one who helps me on those projects.,” Amelia said. “When is comes to photography, I look at the photos I have taken and see what ones are the best and where I can enter them in the fair. Heritage projects just come to me when I am looking at things that my grandma has of past family members.”

Amelia has three more years to participate in 4-H, participating in every aspect of it that she enjoys the most. “I enjoy learning and meeting new people and seeing my friends. I will see them at the 4-H workshops or awards and we will all hang out and just have fun,” Amelia stated.

 

Amelia is working with her rabbit for the fair. Photo courtesy of Amelia Schlichting.

Amelia is working with her rabbit for the fair. Photo courtesy of Amelia Schlichting.

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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