PRESTONSBURG - Several Floyd County students participated in this year’s Kentucky State Fair for their Four-H projects after winning honors at the county level.
Over 500 4-H projects were turned in during the school 4-H Project Days last Spring, and those school winners who earned a blue ribbon were advanced onto the County 4-H. Countywide Project Day which was held in April at the Floyd County Extension Office, produced winners who received a purple champion ribbon, a trophy and a $20.00 scholarship towards 4- H camp. County champions, in most cases, had the opportunity to send their project to the Kentucky State Fair.
Heather J. Nelson, with the Floyd County Extension Office, says 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,” says Nelson. “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 says Nelson. 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 more. Once the projects were completed the members had the opportunity to enter their project at the school 4-H Project Day.
Those who participated in this year’s Kentucky State Fair are as follows:
Raven Morrison, Photography Blue Ribbon
Brett Jervis, Electricity Blue Ribbon and Class Champion
Morgan Spears, Geology Blue Ribbon and Class Champion
Olivia Lowe, Photography Red Ribbon
Zachary Skaggs, Arts & Crafts Red Ribbon
Zachary Patrick, Home Environment Blue Ribbon and Class Champion
Jonah Bell, Arts & Crafts Blue Ribbon
ALLEN CENTRAL MIDDLE
HazelAnn Mosley, Cooking Red Ribbon
BETSY LAYNE HIGH SCHOOL
Alex Meade, Photography Red Ribbon
Rachel Gayheart, Sewing Red Ribbon
MAY VALLEY ELEMENTARY
Tori Conley, Horticulture Blue Ribbon
Dalton Gearheart, Woodworking Red Ribbon
Lauren Poe, Photography Red Ribbon
Tabitha Mitchell, Photography Blue Ribbon
Aaron Watson, Entomology Red Ribbon
Makayla Adams, Horticulture Blue Ribbon
Nicholas Garrett, Arts & Crafts Blue Ribbon
Cory Jefferson, Woodworking Red Ribbon
PRESTONSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Dakota Collins, Arts & Crafts Red Ribbon
Emily Williamson, Arts & Crafts Red Ribbon
Brad Ousley, Woodworking Blue Ribbon
Lindsey Nelson, Photography Red Ribbon
Amy Adkins, Photography Blue Ribbon and Class Champion
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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