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McKenzie County 4-H Events Held


Back from left, Ethan Roffler, Kyle Best, Clara Wisness, Gracyn Darrington, Gavyn Darrington and Taylee Hunsaker. Front, Robby Hunsaker, Ellie Pennington and Graham Darrington. (Submitted photo)

The 2021McKenzie County 4-H Project Expo and 4-H Communication Arts Events were held May 18 at the NDSU Extension/McKenzie County office.

The 4-H Project Expo event provides youth with the opportunity to plan, prepare and display an article, educational or food related project. Four-H members also verbally express themselves to a judge. At the close of the contest, ribbon awards were presented to each participant.

Senior (13-18 year olds) Ethan Roffler was awarded a Grand Champion ribbon on his display, "Playing With Soap."

Ethan was invited to attend the State 4-H Project Expo event on July 26 at the North Dakota State Fair, Minot.

The 4-H Communication Arts event is designed to help youth develop speaking abilities. Participants learn about the importance of organizing information and/or equipment to tell and/or show others what they are learning in 4-H. How they present themselves is the number one judging criteria.

In the junior division (8-12 year olds), Grand Champion ribbons were assigned as follows:

• Gavyn and Gracyn Darrington for their team "S'mores sisters!" Fish Tank Entrepreneurship entry

• Kyle Best for his "Why Buy Local" video production and

• Clara Wisness for her "Trash to Treasure" demonstration

In addition, Taylee Hunsaker received a Reserve Champion ribbon for her "Knot Tying" demonstration.

Cloverbud members (ages 5-7, non-competitive) were awarded participation ribbons for their demonstrations as follows:

• Graham Darrington with "How to Make a Hot Dog in a Toaster Oven"

• Ellie Pennington with "Letters into Art" and

• Robby Hunsaker with "How to Plant a Seed"

Communication Arts participants were invited to participate in the 4-H District Communication Arts event on May 26 in Williston.

Vicki Monsen, Arnegard, served as the judge for these events.

NDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development's mission is to create supportive learning environments for youth and adults to reach their fullest potential as capable, competent and caring adults. To carry out this mission, 4-H provides hands-on experiences through projects, activities and events. Youth are involved through clubs, school enrichment programs, independent study, after-school programs and special interest groups. Four-H is the largest and only research-based youth organization in the state.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is available to all youth and information is offered in every county in North Dakota. For more information, please contact the NDSU Extension|/McKenzie County office at 701-444-3451.


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