Thirty-one Chase County 4-H members and one club participated in the 2014 Nebraska State Fair held in Grand Island, reports Extension staff members Kimberly Cook and Nancy Frecks.
In addition to their 98 placings, several youths received special honors during the State Fair.
Chase County received the only purple ribbon awarded in the Goat Herdsmanship Contest for small groups.
Receiving Rainbow Ribbon Special Recognition were Morayah Cupp for her babysitting kit, Dustin Holmes for his community service project and foam cake, Logan Mendenhall for his educational exhibit about the history of irrigation, Hayley Vitosh for her “What Should I Wear” poster and Carissa Hill for her large animal poster about bovine high mountain disease.
The State Public Speaking Contest was held during the State Fair. The top four regional winners in the speech and PSA divisions were chosen to participate in the state contest. Hayley Vitosh was in the top four of the West Central Region for both divisions and received blue ribbons in both divisions at the state contest.
Here are the full Chase County results:
Brooklyn Christensen—Purple—Embellished Garment with Orig Design. Blue—Clothing Level 2 Fashion Show. Red—Specialty Bread
Ryelee Christensen—Purple—Embellished Garment with Orig Design. Blue—Pants or Shorts Outfit, What Should I Wear
The Challengers Club—Purple—4-H Club Exhibit
Morayah Cupp—Purple—Babysitting Kit, Special Garden Project, Composition Display, Clothing 1st Aid Kit, Veterinary Science Large Animal Display, Activity Bag. Blue—Rocket-Skill Level 3, Textile Arts Garment or Accessory, Accessory-Original Floral Design, Composition Exhibit Print, Multimedia Presentation, Healthy Lifestyle Interview. Red—Accessory-Textile-2D
Emma Ferguson—Blue—Other Family Exhibits
Tristan Ferguson—Blue—Barrows, Intermediate Swine Showmanship, White—Swine Carcass Contest
Amanda Grassia—Red—White Bread, Healthy Snack
Ashley Grassia—Blue—Dinner Rolls
Shaylee Heathers—Purple—Career Exhibit Print. Red—Loaf Quick Bread
Carissa Hill—Purple—Veterinary Science Large Animal Display. Red—Original Pencil or Chalk Drawing
Andrea Hogsett—Purple—Tomato Exhibit-1 Jar, Original Pencil or Chalk Drawing. Blue—Original Watercolor Painting, Home Accessory Clay Sculpture. Red—Original Acrylic Painting
Cody Holmes—Blue—White Potatoes. Red—Jelled Exhibit-1 Jar
Dustin Holmes—Purple—Dried Herbs, Foam Cake. Blue—Accessory-Textile-2D, Coffee Cake, Dried Fruit. Red—Dried Vegetables, Participation—Community Service
Hoyte Holmes—Purple—White Potatoes. Blue—Vegetables or Meat Exhibit-1 Jar
Jordan Hopp—Purple—Creative Mixes
Whitney Hopp—Blue—Model Purchased Outfit
Jordan Jablonski—Purple—Dress. Red—Accessory-Textile-3D
Correy Koellner—Blue—Best Buy for Your Buck. Red—Embellished Garment with Orig Design
Mikael Kuhlmann—Purple—Foliage Potted Plant
Lindsey Mendenhall—Blue—Pants or Shorts Outfit
Logan Mendenhall—Purple—History Book Review. Blue—Welding Joints
Kadyn Milner—Blue—Accessory-Outdoor Living
Bo O’Neil—Purple—Accessory-Original made from Wood. Blue—Rocket-Skill Level 3, Biscuits
Ella O’Neil—Purple—Accessory-Original made from Wood
Tyler O’Neil—Purple—Textile Arts Garment or Accessory, Accessory-Original made from Wood. Red—Rocket-Skill Level 2
Kendall Prior—Purple—Market Goats, Clothing Make 1-Buy 1. Blue—Intermediate Meat Goat Showmanship, Intermediate Sheep Showmanship, Crossbred Market Lambs, Participation Accessory-Original made from Wood
Lauren Prior—Purple—Dress, Senior Meat Goat Showmanship, Market Goats, Market Goats. Blue—Commercial Meat Breeds-Ewe Lambs, Senior Sheep Showmanship, Crossbred Market Lambs, Hampshire Market Lambs
Derek Schilke—Purple—Other Crops. Blue—Wheat, Original Pencil or Chalk Drawing
Cydney Spady—Purple—Premiere Quilt-Hand Quilted. Red—Double Crust Fruit Pie
Brice Vitosh—Purple—Mammal Display. Blue—Wildlife Diorama, Accessory-Recycled Item, Parts of a Tree, Fish Harvesting Display. Red—Rocket-Skill Level 2
Hayley Vitosh—Purple—Toy made for Grade Schooler, Accessory-Recycled Item, Premiere Presenter-Presentation, Accessory-Outdoor Living, What Should I Wear, Teen Fashion Trend Photo Collage. Blue—Accessory-Orig made from Metal, Photo Portfolio, Advanced Lighting Exhibit Print, Portrait Exhibit Print
Matalie Wallin—Purple—Dress. Blue—Dress
Chase County—Purple—Meat Goat Herdsmanship, Blue—Sheep Herdsmanship, Red—Swine Herdsmanship