By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Four long-time 4-H members were named to “Outstanding Court” recently. They include Dalton Ulman, Mariah Bell, Dustie Kubankin and Ryan Bowman. Ulman, 16, is a member of Stillfork and Teen Leaders 4-H clubs and was selected for outstanding court for a second time. Each year he takes a swine and lamb project and was named “Outstanding Market Exhibitor” for swine in 2012. He has competed at the Ohio State Fair with still projects five times. He won a clock trophy for “Fishing for the Beginner” at age 10. He is taking a tractor still project this year. He will also compete at the state fair as part of the 4-H Livestock Judging Team, along with Dakota Walters and Lynden Ferguson. They will compete as a team and as individuals judging cattle, sheep, swine and goats. He is the son of Chris and Darrin Ulman and is a member of the Junior Fairboard. He will be a senior at Carrollton High School where he is serving as president of the FFA Chapter. Bell, 16, is a member of Teen Leaders 4-H Club. She takes leadership and fitness projects and has competed at the Ohio State Fair several times. The daughter of Laryssa Beatty, she will be a junior at Carrollton High School. Kubankin, 18, is a member of Pioneer Saddle and Teen Leaders 4-H clubs. She has competed at the Ohio State Fair twice with her horse, Dimind. They completed in barrels, jumping, English pleasure and other classes. She received the award for “Best Groomed Horse” during the county fair. She served a term on Junior Fairboard and was a camp counselor. A 2015 graduate of Carrollton High School, she is the daughter of Doug and Criss Kubankin. Bowman, 17, is a nine-year member of Stillfork 4-H Club. In 2012, he had the Reserve Champion pen of rabbits and placed first in Intermediate showmanship. He placed first in senior showmanship and owned the 2013 Grand Champion pen of rabbits. He is the son of Doug and Shelley Bowman. He will be a senior at Minerva High School.