McKenzie County 4-H Events Held April 25

The 2023 McKenzie County 4-H Project Expo and 4-H Communication Arts Events were held on April 25 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 (13-1) Ethan Roffler was awarded a Grand Champion ribbon on his display, “Pawsitively Painting.”

Junior (8-12) Charlie Wisness was also awarded a Grand Champion ribbon on his “Horse Nutrition.”

Ethan and Charlie were invited to attend the State 4-H Project Expo event on July 24 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.

Senior General Demonstration Category entry Ethan Morris was awarded a Grand Champion ribbon for his “Defeat of the Egg.”

In the Junior Division (8-12), General Demonstrations Category, ribbons were assigned as follows:

• Ellie Pennington, Grand Champion, for “How to Transplant a Plant”

• Noah Ellis, participation ribbon for “Egg Fall Flat”

• Nicholas Ellis and Dillon Morris, participation ribbon for “The Egg Smasher”

• Piper Taylor, participation ribbon for “How to Make Slime”

• Hadley Transtrom, participation ribbon for “Leather Earrings”

In the Illustrated Talk Category, Junior Divison, KC Korslien received a Grand Champion ribbon for her “Beef! What’s for Dinner” presentation.

A Grand Champion ribbon was awarded to Kash and Kenley Korslien for their Junior Division Mass Media presentation entitled, “K & K News.”

Lastly, in the Dramatic Presentation category, Juniors Gavyn and Gracyn Darrington received a Grand Champion ribbon for “Mabel & Marge.”

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

• Graham Darrington for “How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder”

• Annibel Pennington for “How to Make a Bottle for a Calf”

• Levi Pennington for “Rope Handling”

• Hazel Wisness for “Fruit Smoothie”

Communication Arts participants were invited to participate in the 4-H District Communication Arts event to be held on May 31 in Williston.

Kathy Skarda and Carol Kieson 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. 4-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, contact the NDSU Extension/McKenzie County office at 701-444-3451.


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