Local 4-Hers claim state fair honors


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Fayette County 4-H members were recently successful at the Ohio State Fair with their projects after having been selected in July and participating in state fair 4-H project interviews.

Many local youth walked away with top honors in the non-livestock 4-H projects this year. This includes two 4-H members that received a clock trophy for their project work. Top honors went to Spencer Minyo in photography, Clare Sollars in “Beyond the Grill” and Victoria Waits in active sportswear.

Additionally, the following Fayette County 4-H members received an “Outstanding of the Day” award at the Ohio State Fair with the following projects:

– Drew Black in shooting sports – shotguns, Katie Chaney in cake decorating, Cassie Miller in “Your First Home Away from Home,” Emma Miller in “Adventures in Home Living,” Macy Miller in self-determined, Westin Pettit in tractors, Anna Robinson in “Sew for Others,” Victoria Schappacher in “Look Great for Less,” Virginia Schappacher in “Outerwear for Anywhere,” and Cheyenne Williams in ‘Making the Cut.”

Several other members received honorable mention for their projects: Matthew Honicker in “You and Your Dog” and Katrina Koski in pet rabbits. Finally, Katrina Koski placed second in rally novice and third in freestyles with her dog.

4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Nadine Fogt and the rest of the staff at the Fayette County Extension Office congratulated these young people for their exceptional 4-H project work.

For more information on joining 4-H in Fayette County, call the county 4-H office at (740) 335-1150 or contact Fogt at [email protected] or 4-H Program Assistant, Courtney Michael, at [email protected]

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