McKenzie County 4-H Events Held

The 2021 McKenzie 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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