MANHATTAN — Kansas 4-H awarded its project winners at the annual Emerald Circle Banquet on May 31. A total of 31 State 4-H Project winners were chosen.

Jacob Schmiedler, Hays, won an award for his Space Tech Project.

State 4-H Project winners are recognized for their citizenship, leadership, learning and participation within a specific 4-H project area and earn the opportunity to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta each fall. Additionally, they each received a $450 scholarship for the trip.

“Kansas 4-H Youth Development provides multiple learning pathways for young people to grow as leaders and influencers. During Emerald Circle, we annually celebrate how 4-H youth have positively influenced their local communities through project learning and leadership. By involving themselves in community challenges with their passion and innovation, these project award winners represent the individual achievements and collaborative efforts of many local and statewide Kansas 4-H volunteers and professionals in growing tomorrow’s leaders,” said Wade M. Weber, State 4-H Program leader.

The Kansas 4-H Foundation provides private support and services benefiting the state’s 4-H program. The Foundation’s projects include Rock Spring 4-H Center — the nation’s largest privately owned and operated 4-H camp and conference facility — as well as support for awards, scholarships, publications, financial services and 4-H alumni programs. The Foundation also owns the Clovia Scholarship House, a cooperative living facility at Kansas State University.