By: Heather J. NelsonFloyd County 4-H Youth Development Agent
September 13, 2012
LOUSIVILLE — Floyd County Youth had the opportunity to let their talent shine by participating in 4-H Project work. Four-H projects are a perfect example of putting to work the “learn by doing” concept that is at the foundation of our Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program. Project work helps members to develop inquiring minds and an eagerness to learn, as well as build on practical living skills. Youth are eager to participate and learn because project work is both educational and fun.
Project work experiences enable youth to develop and improve such life skills as time management, teamwork, and communications. These experiences help 4-Hers develop life skills including mastering technology, leadership and career exploration that are helpful throughout their lives.
Floyd County youth had the opportunity to choose from over 100 projects this school year. Projects ranging from woodworking, cooking, sewing, electricity, geology, speech and many, many more. Once the projects were completed the members had the opportunity to enter their project at the school 4-H Project Day.
This year over 500 4-H projects were turned during the school 4-H Project Days. As you can see, we had an outstanding turn out of projects this year. If the members won a blue ribbon they had the opportunity to participate in the County 4-H Project Day which was held April 20 at the Floyd County Extension Office, where the winners received a purple champion ribbon, a trophy and a $20 scholarship toward 4-H camp.
If they were a county champion, in most cases they had the opportunity to send their project to the Kentucky State Fair. Following is a list of our Kentucky State Fair participants:
Adams Middle School
Embry Gullett, Sewing, Red Ribbon
Samuel Bell, Arts, Blue Ribbon
Raven Morrison, Photography, Blue Ribbon
Jonah Bell, Horticulture, Blue Ribbon
Allen Central Middle
Sanura Mosley, Wood Working, Blue Ribbon
Shawna Holbrook, Foods, Blue Ribbon
Betsy Layne Elementary
Caleb Gearheart, Arts, White Ribbon
Alex Meade, Electricity, White Ribbon
Noel Blevins, Photography, Blue Ribbon
Laken Compton, Photography, Red Ribbon
Emily Kidd, Photography, Blue Ribbon
Devin Parsley, Arts, Red Ribbon
John M. Stumbo Elementary
Brittany Conway, Arts, White Ribbon
Amanda Mckinney, Photography, Blue Ribbon
May Valley Elementary
Cole DeRossett, Wood Working, Blue Ribbon
Jeremiah Goble, Home Enironment, Blue Ribbon
Jasmine Skeens, Foods, Red Ribbon
Mckinly Smith, Wood Working Blue Ribbon
Dylan Carroll, Wood Working, Red Ribbon
Destiny Hall, Home Environment, Blue Ribbon
Katelin Meade, Arts, Red Ribbon
Chloe Mills, Photography, Blue Ribbon
Blake Slone, Photogrraphy, Red Ribbon
Prestonsburg High School
Brad Ousley, Wood Working, Blue Ribbon and Class Champion
Sonjia Meade, Arts, White Ribbon
Congratulations to all who competed in the State Fair. For more information on this and other 4-H programs in Floyd County contact Heather J. Nelson, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development at (606)886.2668 or visit her at the Floyd County Cooperative Extension Service Office 921 South Lake Drive in Prestonsburg.
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