Teens crowned 4-H royalty at Canfield Fair
CANFIELD – Marcus Moliterno and Sarah DeLucia were crowned the 2020 Mahoning County 4-H King and Queen at the Canfield Junior Fair Thursday, Sept. 3during the Youth Day Ceremony. The crowning was streamed live on the Mahoning County 4-H Facebook Page.
Marcus, 17, is a home-schooled high school senior. He lives in Canfield with his parents Jeff and Patty Moliterno. Marcus is a member of the Canfield Clover Kids 4-H Club and has been a 4-H member for 13 years. Marcus’ project areas include pygmy goats, market goats, market swine, food and nutrition, sewing and textiles, rocketry and public speaking. Marcus has been a Mahoning County representative at the Ohio State Fair in many of his project areas. Marcus is a member of the Mahoning County Junior Fair Board where he serves on the Public Relations Committee. He enjoys volunteering in a variety of 4-H community service event including being a 4-H CARTEENS facilitator, a member of the 2018 and 2019 4-H Royal Court, being the musician for the 4-H Style Revue, a Food & Fashion Board member, and volunteering at Cloverbud Day Camp. Marcus’ community service activities include making and delivering baked goods during the pandemic to help spread cheer (and calories) to others, doing a “Fair Day” and Bingo at the Victoria House Assisted Living Facility where he brought animals in and visited with the residents, a member of Real Living Ministries Worship & Tech Team, and volunteers to help set up a local homeschool group.
Sarah, 17, is a senior at Springfield High School. She lives in New Middletown with her parents Joe and Suzie DeLucia. Sarah is a member of the Country Kids and Kritters 4-H Club where she serves as president and the Mahoning County Llama Club where she has served as president since 2018. Sarah has been in 4-H for eight years. Sarah’s project areas include breeding and pet rabbits, llamas and alpacas, cavy, scrapbooking, food and nutrition, home living, healthy living, photography, creative arts, and fine arts including quilting. Sarah is the 2020 Ohio Achievement Award winner in Rabbits and first runner-up in llamas. Her other state awards include 2019 Ohio State Fair My Pet Rabbit Clock Trophy award winner, and six Outstanding of the Day Projects. Sarah is a current member of the Junior Fair Board, Camp Counselor for 4-H Camp Whitewood, Food & Fashion Board, Your Thoughts Matter Navigating Mental Health Special Interest Club (SPIN Club), and presented in a session at the 2020 Ohio Junior Fair Manager’s Association. Sarah’s activities at Springfield Local High School include being a majorette, Spanish Club, Book Club, Science Club, Drama Club, Float Committee, Academic Excellence Award, Academic Letter Award, Academic Hall of Fame, and Student of the Month. Sarah is very involved in Girl Scouts where she has been active for 13 years. Her Girl Scout activities include Ambassador Level, Girl Scout Delegate, and Leadership Camp. Sarah has participated in the Youngstown State University English Festival and competed in the National History Day Regional and State Competitions and was the 2018 Ohio State Champion. Sarah’s community service activities include volunteering at Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland Pull Tab Palooza Drive, made protective masks for nursing homes & hospitals, volunteering with 4-H Children Acting Responsibly to Engage Seniors (CARES), socially engaged with senior citizens during pandemic, volunteers with Trap, Neuter, & Return (TNR) where she made emergency kitten kits, and made cards for veterans at Martinsburg VA Medical Center.