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News Release

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Jersey County 4-H General Show Winners

4-H General Show Winners

Jersey County 4-H members will be converging on the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, August 11 to compete with their general projects.  At this summer’s General Projects Show in Jerseyville delegates were chosen in a variety of projects.  4-H members are allowed to take only one general project to State Fair. If a 4-H’er is chosen as a delegate in more than one project, they must choose only one to take to state fair.


4-H members are judged by a process called conference judging.  This process allows the 4-H members to answer questions asked by the judges pertaining to the projects.  The questions are asked to help the judge find out how much the 4-H member learned while doing the project. The 4-H program would like to thank the following judges for helping out with the General Show:  Jack Stork and Elizabeth Schwab of Jerseyville, and Mary Thompson and Judy Scheffel of Jerseyville, Judy Meisner of Jerseyville and Carol Moore of Medora.  We would also like to thank the congregation of the 1st United Methodist Church for sharing their beautiful facilities.


Trophies are awarded in selected project areas.  4-H members, 8 and older, who exhibit excellent projects are chosen to exhibit their outstanding projects at the Illinois State Fair.


Jersey County 4-H members who received a General Show awards or State Fair are: 


General Show Best of Show Awards and Trophies


Best of Show Foods and Nutrition

William Yurick


Best of Show Photography

Hannah Pryor


Best of Show Visual Arts

Anna Fessler




Ben Fessler


Veterinary Science

Taylor Woodring


Child Development

Leann Woodring


Food and Nutrition and Health

William Yurick

Ben Fessler

Taylor Woodring

Anna Fessler


Cameron Little



Hannah Pryor

Emily Pryor

Sarah Pryor

Paul Slusser


Visual Arts

Anna Fessler

Dinah Slusser

Emily Pryor



For more information on the 4-H General Show or any other 4-H activity, please contact the University of Illinois Extension Office - Jersey County at 618/498-2913.


University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at or contact your local Extension office.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo.  Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.


Photo Caption:

State Fair Delegates and Alternates

Back row: William Yurick, Cameron Little, Hannah Pryor, Leann Woodring, Anna Fessler and Ben Fessler

Front Row: Emily Pryor, Dinah Slusser, Taylor Woodring

Kneeling: Sarah Pryor and Mystery Cloverbud


Source: Judy Benz, 4-H Program Coordinator, 618-498-2913,

Local Contact: Judy Benz, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,