Local 4-H’ers bring home awards from Ky. State Fair

Published 11:46 am Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Kentucky State Fair offers opportunities for 4-H’ers to showcase their abilities and compete for statewide ribbons and awards – and Lincoln County’s 4-H’ers were on hand to rake in some of those rewards at the 2017 Fair.

Lincoln County youth entered 82 exhibits, including livestock showing, tractor driving, and projects.

In 4-H contests, the Danish System is used for judging youth against a set standard and not against other participants. This system works as an educational tool and allows youth to see what needs work and what they have done well, regardless of who they are competing against.

In the Danish system, youth that met all standards receive a blue ribbon, red projects did well, but could use some improvements, and white projects need additional work. A class champion is selected from each class of projects as an example of the very best example of the standard.

Congratulations to the following local youth for earning awards in state fair events:

* Jantsen Coleman: Grand Champion Tractor Driving Contest, blue in lawn tractor contest.

* Jordan Hall: 3rd & 4th in beef cattle show.

* Laurissa Jarman: 2nd place overall for 11-year- old division in country ham project.

* Kerynna Jarman: blue ribbon country ham project, blue in painting.

* Lianna Judy: 2 blues in rabbit show, 2 reds in rabbit show, blue in arts, blue in food preservation.

* Allison Miller: red in gardening.

* Pashca Mullins: white in painting, and blue in drawing.

* Victoria Noe: red in home environment.

* Gracie Padgett: 6 blues in rabbit show, 3 rabbit show class champions, Rabbit Best in Show, red ribbon in arts.

* Kasey Padgett: 4 blues in rabbit show, 1 red rabbit show, 1 rabbit show class champion.

* Eli Pleasants: 1st place country ham 9-year- old division, Overall Grand Champion Country Ham.

* Koral Ranck: red in foods (scones), red in foods (coffee cake).

* Marley Ranck: 2 blue in foods (muffins & fudge), red in foods (apple pie).

* Anna Stoltman: blue for insect collection, blue for leaf prints, red in gardening, red in mask making, blue in photography, 2 blues & 1 red in home environment, red in upcycling

* Owen Stoltman: white in gardening, red in arts.

* Rose Stoltman: white in gardening, blue and class champion in weaving, blue and class champion in mask making, 2 blues in photography, 2 blues in home environment.

* Tara Watson: 5 blues in rabbit show, Jr Rabbit Showmanship Champion, red in wood science.

* Trent Watson: 4 blues in rabbit show, red in wood science.

* Taylor Wesley: blue in upcycling

* Maranda Young: white in arts.