Area youth find success at Illinois State Fair

Each year, 4-H members throughout Illinois complete projects ranging from scrapbooking to raising cattle, decorating cakes to showing swine, and everything in-between. After exhibiting these projects at the county fair, State Fair Delegates bring their projects for judging at the Illinois State Fair. This year, judging for Vermilion County was held on Thursday, August 10.

Awards given for 4-Hers who presented at the Illinois State Fair are as follows: Alana Dolan, 4-H Cooking 101, Award of Ex; Autumn Marsh, Clay, Award of Ex; Ava Acton, Forests of Fun 1, Superior; Blaise Hayes, Electricity 1, Award of Ex; Blake Chesnut, Tractor A, Superior; Christina Brumett, Woodworking 4, Superior; Connor Courson, Model Rocketry, Award of Ex; Crystina Wayne, Passport to the World-Indiv, Award of Ex; Eli Ronk, Original Works, Award of Ex; Ella Smalley, Child Development 2, Award of Ex; Gavin Chesnut, Robotics 1 Beginning, Superior; Haley Carlton, Scrapbooking-Intermediate, Superior; Hallie Beck, Soybeans, Superior; Hannah Beck, Vegetable Plate, Award of Ex; Hazelyn Hunter, Nature, Award of Ex; Hunter Edwards, 4-H Cooking 401, Award of Ex; Jackson Camp, STEAM Clothing 1-Fundamental, Superior; Jasper Hunter, Small Engines, Award of Ex; Josey Clem, Heritage Arts, Award of Ex; Katie Weston, Theatre Arts Innovation Class, Superior; Kaylee Blackford, 4-H Cooking 201, Award of Ex; Kelsey Blackford, Glass/Plastic, Award of Ex; Lillian Hunter, Photography 3, Award of Ex; Luke White, Photography 3, Award of Ex; Morgan Drennan, Child Development 2, Superior; Naomi Dolan, Health Ready4Life Challenge, Superior; Reagan Stimac, Leadership 3, Superior; Remington Johnson, Exploratory:Welcome to 4-H, Superior; Rozlynn Maring, Electricity 2, Award of Ex; Sloan Morton, 4-H Cooking 301, Award of Ex; Stanley Scott Coombs, Commercial or Promotional Vide, Award of Ex; Tinlee Shepherd, Fiber, Award of Ex; Wyatt DeAth, Vegetable Gardening Display, Award of Ex; Zoe Turner, Photography 2, Award of Ex.

4-H is a community of more than 7 million young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Learn more about 4-H in Vermilion County at

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