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2023 Outstand Youth Award

Dept. 10 - York State Fair Outstanding Youth Award

The York State Fair offers the York State Fair Outstanding Youth Award to an Outstanding 4-H and/or FFA member in York County. The Outstanding Youth Award recipient will receive $2000.00 after the completion of the 2023 York State Fair. The York State Fair’s Outstanding Youth Award recipient should be present at the 2023 York State Fair Jr. Livestock Sale and be available at other times during the fair and during the 2023/2024 school year.

All applicants must be a 4-H and/or FFA member of good standing, enrolled in the York County 4-H Program and/or an active member listed on the current FFA Roster of a chartered FFA Chapter in York County. All applicants must have exhibited at the York State Fair and must be 16-18 years old as of January 1st, 2023. All applicants will participate in an interview process in front of a panel of judges.

Applicants must submit the York State Fair Outstanding Youth Award application postmarked by May 22nd, 2023 to York State Fair Attn: YSF Outstanding Youth Award 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404.

2023 Outstanding Youth Award Application

YSF Outstand Youth Award Volunteer Log

2022 Outstanding Youth Award Winner

The 2022 York State Fair Outstanding Youth Award recipient is Katie Houser from Thomasville, PA.

Katie Houser graduated from Spring Grove Area High School in 2022. While in high school she participated in many in-school and out-of-school activities and organizations which include the York County 4-H Swine Club, Kiddin Around 4-H Goat Club, and the 4-H Senior Exchange Club as well as the Spring Grove Future Farmers Club. Throughout her 4-H career she has received her Green, White, Bronze, and Silver Clover Awards.

Katie has held many offices in the 4-H and the Future Farmers Club, from Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and President. As well as being a 4-H Camp Counselor at numerous different County and Regional Camps.

At the York State Fair, Katie’s face is definitely familiar here in the Weis Markets Arena, as over the years she has shown Market Goats, Market Swine, Meat Breeding Goats, and Breeding Swine. But it doesn’t stop there, you will always see Katie interacting with all the species and being a leader for the next generation of 4-H and FFA Members.

Katie will be attending Duquesne University this fall to receive a bachelor’s degree in Nursing to be a Registered Nurse. As Katie wrote, “Although my end goal is to become a nurse, my intuitive goal is to leave a lasting positive impression on my patients, my community, and those I will work beside.” Well, Katie we wish you all the best as you have left a long lasting positive impression on the York State Fair community!

Katie Houser

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