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Taylorville, IL 62568
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
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Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
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News Release

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Macoupin County 4-H General Show Winners Announced

4-H projects were showcased on Thursday, June 29 at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds.  4-H members from around the county exhibited a wide variety of projects. Some examples of projects displayed were photography, beekeeping, animal science, horticulture, visual arts, electricity, child development, theater arts, welding, woodworking, robotics, model rocketry, sportsfishing, and natural resources.


During the 4-H shows, 4-H members took part in a process of evaluation 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 determine how much the 4-H member learned while doing their project. The 4-H program would like to thank the following judges for helping out with the General Show: Don O’Brien of Benld; Sharon Behme, Dennis Rahe, Jeff Hammann, Meghan Cervi, Beth Groves, Paula Robinson, Carissa Brumback, Wilson Yingling, and Christine Goldstein of Carlinville; Mary Lou Griffith of Modesto; and Joan Hartley of Divernon. Show superintendents were Alice Tebbe of Mt. Olive, Verlene Klopmeier of Bunker Hill, Kim Pence of Palmyra, and Veryl Reiher of Carlinville. We would also like to thank all the volunteers, leaders, and parents who helped to make this event a success. 


Trophies and medallions are awarded in selected project areas.  All members receiving a blue ribbon may be considered for a special award.  4-H members, 8 and older, who exhibit excellent projects can be chosen to exhibit their outstanding projects at the Illinois State Fair as a State Fair Delegate. State Fair Alternates take the place of a delegate if they cannot attend.


Macoupin County 4-H members who received a General Show trophy or State Fair/State Fair Alternate ribbons were: 


Aerospace-Model Rocketry

Best of Show: Braylee Gilmore

State Fair Delegates

Braylee Gilmore

Matthew Eldred

State Fair Alternates

Mylee Ribble

Cadeyn Box

Brendon Mosby



Vet Science

Best of Show-Rachel Wolff                 

State Fair Delegates

Rachel Wolff

Allie Helling (Ready4Life)

State Fair Alternates

Isabelle Wolff

Logan Helling


Animal Displays

Best of Show- Samantha Fulton

State Fair Delegates

Samantha Fulton

Lexi Hester

State Fair Alternate

Tori Hester

Joscelyn Wagner


Bicycle Best of Show- Jerrod Dowell


Child Development

Best of Show- Chloe Velasquez

State Fair Delegate

Chloe Velasquez



Best of Show-Lydia Fulton

State Fair Delegate

Lydia Fulton


Best of Show-Breanna Baldwin-Zurek


For more information about showing your animals in 4-H or any other 4-H program, please contact University of Illinois Extension-Macoupin County at 217/854-9604.


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: 4-H members displayed General projects at the 4-H General Show 2017

Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,