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4-H effort rewarded by judges at ’12 Fair PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

4-H members in Phillips County work especially hard as they enter projects in the County Fair. All participants should be commended for the effort extended for the 2012 Fair.

Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) efforts in food, booths, clothing and other general home ec/general 4-H projects were recognized at last week’s county fair.

4-H shooting sports was also rewarded.


Lauren Bergner won GC foods overall honors with her unit 22 junior baking project. RGC went to Emily Atkins for her unit 23 intermediate baking entry.


Anna Jelden won GC clothing construction honors for the second straight year with her intermediate project in linen, ramie and hemp. Marissa Schelling was RGC with intermediate beginning clothing.

Shooting Sports

Austin Vieselmeyer was GC overall shooting sports award winner with his intermediate shotgun project. RGC honors went to Ciera Schelling for her junior archery project.


Miscellaneous Grand Champions

GC honors for other 4-H projects were earned by Keegan Shaw, ceramics (third straight year) and visual arts; Kylie Purkeypile, cake decorating; Molly Brandt, global citizenship; Emily Atkins, heritage arts (quilting), second straight year.

Sidney Struckmeyer, leathercraft; Nick Ortner, model rocketry for the eighth straight year; Ciera Schelling, outdoor adventures; Megan Vieselmeyer, photography; Hailey Durbin, pet rabbit; Erin Vieselmeyer, scrapbooking for the third straight year; Janna Smith, veterinary science for the second straight year; and Austin Herman, woodworking.

Miscellaneous Reserve Grand Champions

RGC awards for other 4-H projects went to Janna Smith, ceramics and heritage arts (quilting); Kenton Bogan, leathercraft; Tanley Andersen, photography; Tristen Ferguson, veterinary science; and Lane Guthrie, woodworking.



Challengers 4-H Club once again won GC in 4-H booth set-ups, continuing a long-standing tradition. Raising Ranchers earned RGC.

Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 2, 2012