On November 13, Stevens County 4-H held the annual 4-H Awards Banquet in Colville. Many awards were handed out as member and leader achievements were recognized.
Selected as Outstanding 4-H Teen was Shane Merrill. Shane is a nine-year 4-H member with Tuff Enough 4-H. His 4-H projects have included sheep, gardening, photography, and woodworking. He has served in various leadership positions in his 4-H club and actively participates in community service projects. Shane is also active in baseball and FFA at Colville High School. He intends to pursue a forestry career after graduation.