University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties
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Effingham, IL 62401
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Flora, IL 62839
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Vandalia, IL 62471
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Newton, IL 62448
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Jasper County 4-H members put months of work up for display and evaluation June 21 during the annual Jasper County 4-H Show. The members exhibited food, clothing, art, science, health, community, and natural resource projects at the fairgrounds in Newton.
Volunteer judges evaluated each 4-H project against a score sheet which tested not only the craftsmanship of the project, but also the knowledge of the 4-H member during the conference judging time.
In addition to their A or B rating, members were eligible for several awards. One "Best in Class" (BC) exhibit was selected in each project division of the show. Those projects then competed for overall "Best of Show" awards in the 10 major project categories. Members who were at least 10 years of age by Sept. 1, 2011 competed for the right to exhibit at the state fair (SF) or as alternate. A new "Superior" (S) ribbon was added this year for judges to award at their discretion for any project they felt was exceptional in quality, and members who exhibited state fair quality projects but cannot attend the state fair received special recognition (SPR).
The list of those members receiving special awards, including the project area for the award and the type of award are listed:
Emmett Bartens: Small Engine Display (BC) (SPR); Faron Bartens: Foods 301 (BC) (SFALT), Intercultural (BC); Alex Bergbower: Bicycle I (BC); Justin Bergbower: VA Metal (SF); Alicia Buerster Forestry I (BC); Ryan Buerster: Woodworking I (BC); Dalton Cantrell: Forestry 2 (S) (BC) (SF); Denae Cantrell: Health I (BC) (SF); Devon Cantrell: Intercultural (S) (SFALT), Intercultural (S) (BC) (SF);
Andrea Cartright: Photography (BC) (SF), Chalk/Carbon/Pigment (S) (BC) (SF); Foods 401 (BC); Jessica Cartright: Food Preservation (BC) BS Foods (SF), VA Glass Non-Original (S) (BC); Nick Cartright: Welding (SPR); Emily Dion: Sewing/Textiles I (BC) (SPR); Tori Dobbins: VA Wood (BC); Lisa Frichtl: Photography 3 (S) (BC) (SF);
Madelyn Geier: Sewing/Textiles II (BC) (SF), Fashion Revue (SF), Foods 201 (SFALT); Nicholas Geier: Tractor II (BC); McCrae Goodwin: Communications I (BC), Photography I (BC) (SPR); Walker Goodwin: Natural Resources (S); Arianna Goss: Entomology Display (SFALT); Chase Goss: Entomology Display (BC) (SF); Cynthia Griffith: Woodworking (S);
Lane Higgs: Vegetable Plate (BC); Zachary Huschle: VA Nature (BC); Jordyn Huston: Consumer Savvy III (S) (BC); Logan Huston: VA Paper (S) (BC) (SF), Microwave Magic B (BC); Chloe Jansen: Animal Science 1 (S) (BC), Cooking 101 (BC); Aaron Jensen: Tractor IV (BC) (SF); Catherine Kuhl: Sewing/Textiles (SFALT); Isabelle Martell: Outdoor Adventures I (BC); Michaela McClure: Sewing/Textiles (SF), Fashion Revue (SF) (BC);
Josie Meinhart: Child Development II (BC); Madison Meinhart: Photography (SF), Heritage Arts (BC), Child Dev. III (BC), Cake Decorating (BC); Morgan Meinhart: Chalk/Carbon/Pigment (S) (SF); Rebecca Nethery: Sewing/Textiles III (BC) (SF), Fashion Revue (SF), Woodworking (S) (SF); Abigayle Ochs: Foods 401 (SF); Clayton Ochs: Welding Clover Challenge (S) (BC) (SF); Colin Ochs: Natural Resources II (BC), Sportfishing II (BC);
Haley Ochs: Entomology (BC); Jason Ochs: Woodworking IV (BC); Lyle Ochs: Welding (S); Trevor Ochs: Welding Clover Challenge (S) (SF); William Ochs: Corn (BC), Crop Display (BC); Ethan Osborne: Woodworking (S) (BC) (SF); Jacey Parr: VA Clay Non Original (BC); Rachel Probst: Exploring Your Environment (S) (BC) (SF);
Adriana Reis: Leadership I (BC) (SF); Brady Reis: Tractor I (BC) (SPR); Clayton Reis: Microwave Magic A (BC) (SF), Cooking 201 (BC) (SF), Outdoor Cooking (SF), Outdoor Meals (BC); Nick Reis: Leadership II (BC) (SF), Child Development I (BC); Jenna Rice: Floriculture C (BC); Amy Sandschafer: VA Fiber (BC); Toby Schmidt: Model Rocketry (BC); Kaitlyn Shamhart: VA Paper Non Original (BC);
Lane Simpson: Welding (SPR); Mitch Stark: Soybean (BC); Mitchell Stark: Electricity I (BC); Zachary Trimble: Citizenship II (BC) (SF): Kyle Vahling: VA Metal (S) (BC) (SF), Welding (S); McKayla Weddell: Animal Science II (S) (BC) (SF); Lindsey Wheat: Photo Editing (BC) (SF): Lesley Woods: Plants/Soils (BC); Natalie Woods: VA Misc. (BC); Taylor Zwilling: Photography 2 (SF) (S).
The members with best in class wins competed for overall best of show divisional ribbons. Those winners included Emily Dion in Clothing, Rachel Probst in Conservation, Clayton Ochs in Engineering, Jessica Cartright in Foods and Non-Original Visual Arts, Josie Meinhart in Home & Family, Donovan Cantrell in Personal Development, Lisa Frichtl in Photography, Andrea Cartright in Visual Arts, and Ethan Osborne in Woodworking.
Two members received champion ribbons in the public speaking contest. Nick Cartright was named the junior public speaking champion, and Jordan Huston was named the senior public speaking champion. Additional presentations were made by Andrea and Jessica Cartright.
Source: Judy Mae Bingman, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, email@example.com
Local Contact: Connie L. Elliott, Program Coordinator, Ag/Family/Youth, firstname.lastname@example.org