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McKenzie County 4-H Events Held

 


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.

 

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