Emmet County 4-H members earn awards for winter projects
Emmet County 4-H members receiving scholarships to Exploration Days at MSU this summer include (from left) Katherine Watchorn, Shannon Brown, Mary Louise Mooradian, Kayla Rose, Isabel Ruemenapp, Casey Carter and Megan Watchorn. (Courtesy photo / May 2, 2012)
This year, more than 275 projects were exhibited and evaluated, representing multiple project areas. Included were: personal appearance, visual arts and crafts, needle crafts, pottery, metal work, woodworking, livestock (beef, sheep, swine), rabbits, poultry, dogs, horses, junior leadership, veterinary science projects and record keeping.
During the weekend event, 4-H members met with project area evaluators and, through an interview process, ribbons were awarded and scholarship winners selected. On Friday, personal appearance projects were evaluated and on Saturday morning members involved in livestock, horse, small animals, dogs, crafts and junior leadership projects were evaluated.
Clubs were also busy on Saturday setting up their club exhibits. The club with the most creative display received a gift certificate for 4-H products from the National 4-H Supply Service Catalog. The award is sponsored by the Emmet County 4-H Council and was awarded to the Magic Needles Sewing Club for their "Serving Up Responsibility" club display.
On Saturday evening, an awards program took place and was attended by 4-H members, leaders and families. The 4-H'ers involved in personal appearance clubs participated in a fashion revue and style show, with modeling coordinator, Jan Jarvis, assisting. Flower awards were presented to the top scoring models in each of the four age divisions. The winners were selected on the basis of their modeling ability, fit, poise, grooming and choice of accessories. Fashion revue judges were Ann Duran and Mary Pasternak. The following members received awards for their participation in the style show:
Beginning Sewer (age 5-8)
Winner -- Meghan Sexson
Runner-up -- Azleigh Haley
Young Sewer (age 9-11)
Winner -- Robert Vorce
Winner --Garth Vorce
Runner-up -- Jennifer Kurburski
Senior Sewer (age 14-19)
Winner -- Molly Signs-Rehmann
Runner-up -- Jana Tahtinen
Honorable mention --Casey Carter
Honorable mention -- Elizabeth Kurburski
Honorable mention -- Oryona Ross
The flower awards were provided by Flowers From Nature's Garden and by Flower's From Kegomic, and were presented by the dress revue judges.