From staff reports
The Venango County 4-H organization recently held its animal leadership banquet and awards ceremony.
A total of 73 4-H participants who completed applications for scholarships were recognized, and several 4-H members received special awards.
Kevin Tharan and Lauren Tharan were chosen as outstanding leaders.
Karter Hoffman and Avah Burke were named the new 4-H king and queen. Peyton McGiffin and Garret Schick were first runners up and Alivya Hartzell and Justin Weyand were second runners up.
Venango County 4-H also honored five people — Cathy Runninger, Larry Shaffer, Susie Blair, Connie Willyoung and Marilyn Brandon — as Friends of 4-H for their support.