Iowa State Fair Results!

COMMUNICATIONS AND AWARDROBE

 
Montgomery County 4-H'ers earned recognition as communicators at the Iowa State Fair.
 
4-H'ers compete in three categories of oral communication -- educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking.  In educational presentations, the 4-H'ers teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched.  In working exhibits, the 4-H'ers invite passers-by to try a skill they demonstrate.  In extemporaneous speaking, the 4-H'ers prepare a speech in 30 minutes and deliver it to an audience.
 
"Almost any time fairgoers come into the 4-H Exhibits Building they can learn from a 4‑H'er participating in a communications activity," said Mitchell Hoyer, program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Exhibits Building Superintendent.  "Effective communication means appealing to the interests of your audience."
 
Montgomery County 4-H'ers giving educational presentations included Sarah Whitten of Red Oak, with her presentation on “Hemophilia, the Royal Disease of the Ages”.  Sarah received a Silver Merit Certificate.
 
"Many work situations require the ability to demonstrate a skill while instructing others who are learning the skill," Hoyer said. "4-H'ers frequently practice this skill as they present information at club meetings and county fairs."
 
Montgomery County 4-H'ers with working exhibits included Savanna Clark-Moffett of Stanton, and Emily Peterson of Red Oak with their exhibit on Fire Starters.  The duo received a Gold Seal of Excellence Certificate.
 
"Throughout their working lives, 4-H'ers will find that most workplace speaking situations call for extemporaneous delivery skills," Hoyer said.  "In 4-H youth prepare for typical face-to-face contact in which the speaker and listeners are simultaneously sending, interpreting, generating and receiving messages."
 
Montgomery County 4-H'ers in extemporaneous speaking included Justin Bernard of Red Oak, who received a Recognition Certificate.
 
Montgomery County 4-H'ers performed during the Share-the-Fun event in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Share-the-fun participants perform vocal or instrumental music, dance, humorous skits, monologues and specialty acts.
 
"Performers receive evaluation comments from a judge, but are not ranked," said Mitchell Hoyer, program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Exhibits Building Superintendent.  "The purpose of the show is to entertain the audience and have fun while you're doing it."
 
About 100 youth perform each day of the fair, according to Mitchell Hoyer, program coordinator for Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development.  "Our judges give skill-building pointers in several areas including presence, performance techniques and interpretation."
 
Montgomery County performers included:

  • Sarah Whitten of Red Oak, piano solo
  • Kami Tibben of Stanton, piano solo
  • Waverly Brown, Emily Peterson, Noah Kammerer, Matthew Truka, Savanna Clark-Moffett, and Devin Issacson of Stanton--Instrumental ensemble

 
"We are very proud of the personal accomplishments of 4-H participants in this project area and the educational learning experiences and life skills they gain," said LuAnn Johansen, Assistant Director of ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.
 
In addition to communication events, Montgomery County 4-Hers also participated in the Awardrobe event.  The Iowa State Fair 4-H "Awardrobe" Clothing Event is for 4-H'ers interested in showcasing apparel design and production knowledge, as well as their creativity skills!  There are three categories within the 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event: Clothing Selection; Fashion Revue; The $15 Challenge.  Isabelle Perkins of Emerson and Sarah Whitten of Red Oak both participated in the $15 Challenge event at the Memorial Union on the campus of ISU.
 
During the 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event, 4-H'ers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational workshops and hands-on learning tables where they learn about current fashion trends; higher education opportunities in clothing, fashion, and textiles; careers in the field of fashion and design; and the development of important life skills. Youth also get to speak one-on-one with a judge about their understanding and use of design elements and principles within their selected category.  At the end of the day, participants model their garments in a fun and exciting public runway show.
 

EXHIBITS

 
Montgomery County 4-H'ers contributed to the more than 4,000 entries judged in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.
 
"These 4-H'ers have shown a mastery of the subject matter," said Mitch Hoyer, Superintendent of the 4-H Exhibits Building.  "We are very proud of the accomplishments of these youths.” 
 
Montgomery County 4-H Exhibitors, along with their class and award given are:

  • Dariyon Brown of Red Oak, Animal Science—red ribbon
  • Mason Perkins of Emerson, Outdoor Adventures—blue ribbon
  • Vincent Breedlove of Red Oak, Environment and Sustainability—red ribbon
  • Anna Young of Elliott, Visual Arts—blue ribbon
  • Corbin Wolfe of Red Oak, Photography—red ribbon
  • Delaney Dalton of Villisca, Photography—blue ribbon
  • Emily Peterson of Red Oak, Photography—blue ribbon
  • Garrett Resh of Stanton, Visual Arts—red ribbon
  • Isabelle Perkins of Emerson, Photography—red ribbon
  • Jessalyn Davis of Red Oak, Photography—red ribbon
  • Kendra Top of Villisca, Visual Arts—blue ribbon
  • Mariah Lombard of Red Oak, Photography—red ribbon
  • Mason Perkins of Emerson, Photography—red ribbon
  • Rylee Jacobs of Villisca, Photography—blue ribbon
  • Tanner Anderson of Stanton, Visual Arts—red ribbon
  • Tara Peterson of Stanton, Visual Arts—blue ribbon
  • Tristan Wolfe of Red Oak, Photography—red ribbon
  • Brooklyn Johnson of Red Oak, Food and Nutrition—blue ribbon
  • Corbin Wolfe of Red Oak, Food and Nutrition—red ribbon
  • Corbin Wolfe of Red Oak, Sewing and Needle Arts—blue ribbon
  • Isabelle Perkins of Emerson, Clothing and Fashion, blue ribbon
  • Kami Tibben of Stanton, Food and Nutrition—blue ribbon
  • Mikayla Dolch of Villisca, Clothing and Fashion—blue ribbon
  • Nick Carlson of Red Oak, Home Improvement—blue ribbon
  • Tristan Wolfe of Red Oak, Food and Nutrition—blue ribbon
  • Tristan Wolfe of Red Oak, Food and Nutrition—white ribbon
  • Tristan Wolfe of Red Oak, Sewing and Needle Arts—blue ribbon
  • Hannah Vial of Red Oak, Communication Posters—award of Excellence
  • Katie Carlson of Red Oak, Self-Determined—red ribbon
  • Cade Confer of Stanton, Mechanics—blue ribbon
  • Luke Mellott of Emerson, Mechanics—blue ribbon
  • Mason Perkins of Emerson, Woodworking—blue ribbon

 
 
"We are very proud of the personal accomplishments of 4-H participants and the educational learning experiences they gain," said LuAnn Johansen, Assistant Director of ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. 
 

LIVESTOCK

 
Horses
 

Madeline Pritchett Essex Ranch Horse Western Pleasure  Exhibitor grades 9-10 Blue
Madeline Pritchett Essex Western Horsemanship (Horse or Pony) - Exhibitor grade 9 White
Madeline Pritchett Essex Pole Bending - Exhibitor grade 7-9 Blue
Madeline Pritchett Essex Barrel Racing - Exhibitor grade 7-9 Blue
Madeline Pritchett Essex Flags - Exhibitor grades 7-9 White
Madeline Pritchett Essex Trail - Exhibitor grade 9 Blue
Rylin Pritchett Essex Trail - Exhibitor grade 5-6 Red
Rylin Pritchett Essex Ranch Horse Western Pleasure  Exhibitor grades 5-6 Blue
Rylin Pritchett Essex Western Horsemanship (Horse or Pony) - Exhibitor grade 5-6 White
Rylin Pritchett Essex Pole Bending - Exhibitor grade 5-6 White
Rylin Pritchett Essex Barrel Racing - Exhibitor grade 5-6 Blue
Rylin Pritchett Essex Flags - Exhibitor grades 5-6 Blue

 
Breeding Beef
 

Cam Pryor Red Oak Maintainer Purple

 
Market Beef
 

Hayden VanMeter Red Oak Charolais Steers Purple
Hayden VanMeter Red Oak Shorthorn Plus Steers Purple
Katie VanMeter Red Oak Crossbred Steers Purple

 
Goats—Market Wethers
 
 

Carter Bruce Emerson Wethers - Division 1 Blue
Carter Bruce Emerson Wethers - Division 1 Blue

 
 
"Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting livestock," Mike Anderson, 4-H agriculture superintendent said. "The dedication, responsibility, decision-making and leadership they develop can prepare them for careers that use these skills."
 
For more 4-H information, contact Stephanie Langner at the Montgomery County ISU Extension office at 623-2592 or slangner@iastate.edu

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