Tolar senior Maddison Smith of the Young Riders 4-H Club received the Gold Star Award at the Hood County 4-H Awards Banquet.
The Gold Star Award is the highest honor a 4-H member can achieve on the county level.
The banquet, held Aug. 12 at the Granbury Church of Christ, recognized outstanding 4-H’ers from across Hood County.
During her 4-H career, Smith has been involved in goat and horse projects, and competed in the family living division of the Hood County Junior Livestock Show.
One of her strongest events has been horse judging. In 2013, her team placed second at the Texas 4-H Roundup and ninth at the national show.
Smith has held several offices in her club and county 4-H council. She is active in church and her school’s One Act Play.
One of her club leaders had this to say about her: “She has a very outgoing personality and has been an asset to her 4-H club by helping new members feel welcome.”
Smith, the daughter of Tony and Jeannie Smith, would like to attend Texas A&M University and pursue a career in equine science or veterinary medicine.
She will be represent Hood County at the District 4-H Gold Star Banquet in Waco Oct. 21.
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