4-H projects head to state fair in Pueblo
Steamboat Springs — A year of hard work paid off for Routt County’s 4-H youths Saturday as 53 projects were selected for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.
Karen Massey, a Routt County extension agent, said 4-H youths presented 112 projects during Saturday’s 4-H Exhibit Day at Soroco High School.
“The projects this year were diverse and impressive,” she said. The projects “included recycled clothing, veterinary science exhibits, visual art portfolios, hand-woven garments, leather craft projects, fresh baked goodies and even a hand built computer.”
Saturday also featured a Fashion Revue and awards ceremony that drew 150 people, she said. More than 40 girls presented clothing during the fashion show, she said.
“Routt County will be well represented this year,” she said.
The following 4-H champions will represent Routt County at the Colorado State Fair from Aug. 24 to Sept. 3 in Pueblo. Participants compete in the following age groups: junior (8 to 10); intermediate (11 to 13); and senior (14 to 18).
Fashion Revue: Margot Binetti, Grand Champion, senior; Cortni Denning, Reserve Grand Champion – senior; Delanie VeDepo, intermediate; Alexandrea Bryant, junior; (only Senior Fashion Revue winners go to the Colorado State Fair).
Veterinary science: Mackenzie Holmberg, junior; Emily Harris, intermediate; Christina Apple, senior .
Computer: Rachel VanBaak, senior.
Rocketry: Misty Richmond, intermediate; Patricia Richmond, senior.
Entomology: Hannah Barkey.
Wildlife/Waterfowl: Cole Carnahan, intermediate.
Wildlife/Big Game: Ian Palyo, intermediate.
Leather craft: Shaelynne Salazar, junior; Kalina McFadden, intermediate; Bailey Forster, senior; Bryanna McFadden, senior; Tack Louthan, senior.
Woodworking: Natalie Smith, junior.
Visual Arts: Alexandra Smith, intermediate; Jacci-Jo Gilbert, senior.
Cake decorating: Shaelynn Salazar, junior; Mackenzie Carnahan, intermediate.
Beginning clothing: Taylore Wille, junior; Mariah Hoots, junior; Heather Nereson, junior.
Advanced clothing: Hannah Barkey, intermediate; Mallory Hoots, intermediate; Josie Rossi, intermediate; Jaelyn Whaley, intermediate; Justine Ager, senior; Cortni Denning, senior; Ceanna Rossi, senior.
Recycled clothing: Belle Horn, junior.
Heritage arts: Heather Nereson, junior; Alexandra Smith, intermediate; Hannah Barkey, intermediate; Abigail Horn, intermediate.
Decorate Your Duds: Sabrina Ray, junior; Zava Zupan, junior; Katie Spencer, junior; Mallory Hoots, intermediate; Mackenzie Carnahan, intermediate;
Creative sewing: Natalie Smith, intermediate.
Foods and Nutrition: Mariah Hoots, junior; Jessica Rossi, junior; Mallory Hoots, intermediate; Josie Rossi, intermediate; Hannah Barkey, intermediate; Julia Churchill, intermediate; Jack Massey, senior; Jennifer Epp, senior.
Photography: Emily Harris, junior.
Creative cooks: Jaelynn Whaley, intermediate; Andy Mucklow, senior.
4-H scholarships were awarded to: Cortni Denning, Tucker Louthan, Hallie Shiner, Cheyenne Carrell, Andy Morell, Heather Wilhelm, Desiray Barnes, Kalvert Shiner and Lynae Babcock.
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