McKenzie County 4-Hers Win State Judging Contest

McKenzie County participated in the State 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest held on July 26 at the ND State Fair, Minot, and came home with top honors.

The Junior Team of Kyle Best, son of Vawnita and Pete Best, Watford City; Jaden Murphy, son of Kim and Lee Murphy, Fairview, MT; Gracyn Darrington, daughter of Nikki and Partrick Darrington, Arnegard; and Gwen Signalness, daughter of Wade and Katie Signalness, Watford City; captured 1st place.

Individually, Gracyn was honored with 9th placing, Gwen placed 11th, Jaden 28th, and Kyle 29th.

A second McKenzie County junior team of Gavyn Darrington, daughter of Nikki and Patrick Darlington, Arnegard; Jacob Rink, son of Shaun and Mandy Rink, Watford City; Nicholas Ellis, son of Chelsey and Chad Ellis, Arnegard; and Tylee Thorne, daughter of Calli and CJ Thorne, Watford City, received 5th place.

Individually these judgers placed as follows: Gavyn was recognized with a 2nd overall placing, Jacob placed 14th, Nicholas 23rd and Tylee 38th.

Fifty-one 4-Hers on 17 teams from across North Dakota participated in the contest.

4-H Consumer Decision Making judging activities are designed to help youth develop decision making skills. Their ability to observe and evaluate written materials as well as reciting oral reasons to justify their decisions determines their success in judging events.

For more information, please contact NDSU Extension in McKenzie County at 701-444-3451.


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