Daniel Takacs was crowned the 2016 4-H Junior Fair king on Sept. 1, 2016, representing Geauga County at Ohio county fairs and festivals for the past year. His involvement in the 4-H and the community did not end there. Again this year he was head of the 4-H food drive for the Geauga Hunger Task Force. The drive ended Aug. 28, and Geauga County food pantries will receive approximately $15,000 of food and monetary donations that will be matched by Dr. Augustine Kellis.
Daniel achieved the rank of Eagle Scout this past year. For his project, he built a prayer path in the woods behind St. Helens Catholic Church in Newbury. The path required 30 tons of gravel, spread by hand.
His parents, Steve and Maria Takacs from Newbury, were proud to share the news that Daniel was the recipient of the following that will help with his college expenses: Geauga County 4-H Advisory Committee scholarship, Junior Fair Livestock Sale Scholarship, Geauga County Junior Fair Livestock Sale scholarship and the 2016 Geauga County Ambassador of 4-H award. Daniel also received a scholarship and direct admission to the Honors Program at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State in Columbus.