Lake County Fair
Painesville Township, Ohio

Howard Sutch Memorial Award

The rotating Howard Sutch Award has been a long-standing memorial to Mr. Howard Sutch. The award is presented every year at the Lake County Fair and is held in high regard as one of the most prestigious honors a 4-H member can receive as a youth. The Howard Sutch Award is given to the most deserving and accomplished applicant.

Applicants must participate in the Lake County 4-H program or be a member of a horse club. There is no age limit for the applicant. They should be accomplished not only as an equestrian but also as a student and a well-standing member of society.

An advisor of the club of which he or she is a member must nominate the 4-H'er. The applicant must also fill out an application and write an essay based on a given topic. The nomination should include such topics as personal integrity, school-related activities, extra-curricular activities and a description of the member's involvement in 4-H. The nomination is open to include a multitude of topics relevant to the award. It must be typed, legible, well written and signed by the advisor.

Upon receiving the applications and nominations by the specified date, they will be reviewed by a panel of judges. This panel consists of qualified members of high regard in the local community, and the application, nominations and essays should be well written and worthy of their time and consideration. The judges' decision will be final. The winner of the award will be announced at the Lake County Fair at a time agreed upon by the Lake County Fair Board and the Lake County Saddle Horse Committee.

For an application for the Howard Sutch Memorial Award,
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