Samantha Berg, daughter of Frank and Angela Berg, and Savannah Foust, daughter of Matt and Stephanie Foust, were selected as Buffalo County’s Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2024. The prestigious Key Award, one of the highest awards a 4-H member can receive, honors only a select group of 4-H participants across the state annually. The youth receiving this award are ones who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4‑H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and their community.
Samantha Berg is a member of the Glencoe Hustlers 4-H club and will graduate in May from Arcadia High School. She was selected for a Key Award for her outstanding accomplishments in leadership and service on the 4-H club and county level. Berg has traveled as a part of national 4-H experiences and shared her learning with others.
Savannah Foust is a member of the B-BC 4-H club. In addition to serving her 4-H community club, Foust has been an integral youth leader in the 4-H Natural Science project including providing service and leadership in the area at the fair. Foust will graduate from the Cochrane-Fountain City School District in May.
Annie Lisowski, 4-H Youth Development Educator, on behalf of the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association, presented Savannah Foust with her award on January 21, 2024, at the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association meeting.
Key Award recipients are high school students with at least three years of experience in 4-H and one year as a youth leader. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Rural Mutual Insurance Company sponsor the Wisconsin Key Award program. They have sponsored these awards for over 30 years, helping 4-H to honor some of Wisconsin’s finest youth.