McKenzie County 4-H Events Held
June 1, 2022 | View PDF
The 2022 McKenzie County 4-H Project Expo and 4-H Communication Arts events were held on May 16 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. 4-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, “How to Make Bread.”
Junior (8-12 year olds) Charlie Wisness was also awarded a Grand Champion ribbon on his “WHIP Up Some Fun.”
Ethan and Charlie were invited to attend the State 4-H Project Expo event on July 25 at the North Dakota State Fair in 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), General Demonstrations Category, ribbons were assigned as follows:
• Gracyn Darrington, Grand Champion, for “How to Make a Freshie”
• Clara Wisness, Reserve Champion, for “Who Packed the Blower?”
• Gracyn Darrington, participation ribbon for “How to Fold a Napkin”
• Morgan Murphy, participation ribbon for “Burrr Busters”
In the Interpretive Reading Category, the following ribbons were awarded:
• Ike Boekelman, Senior Division Grand Champion for “Poem by Carson Houser”
• Kash and Kenley Korslien, Junior Division Grand Champion for “Waitin on Lane”
Lastly, in the Dramatic Presentation Category, Junior KC Korslien received a Grand Champion ribbon for “Betty Botter Auctioneer Tongue Twister” by Carolyn Wells
Cloverbud member (ages 5-7, non-competitive) Ellie Pennington rounded off the program with her “How to Make a Loom Pot Holder” demonstration. She was awarded a participation ribbon.
Communication Arts participants were invited to participate in the 4-H District Communication Arts event to be held on June 10 in Williston.
Kathy Skarda and Teddi and Tianna Dwyer served as judges for the 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 our 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.