DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt 4-H members earn top awards at Illinois State Fair

DECATUR, Ill. — The Orr building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds was buzzing with activity from August 13 through August 15. Award-winning general projects representing county 4-H programs were on display for everyone to see. DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt 4-H members had 63 projects on display on August 13.

Inspire, Reserve Champion, and Grand Champion awards were determined after 4-H members met with project judges for a short interview. DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt 4-H members brought home 8 Inspire, 7 Reserve Champion, and 6 Grand Champion awards.

DeWitt 4-H Members

Barth, Chloe, Floriculture A, Inspire
Bruns, Elana, Corn, Inspire
Craft, Gideon, Animal Science, Inspire
Cunningham, Katie, Design Decisions-Beginning
Delby, Maya, Photography I
Drozs, Morgan, Foods Innovation, Champion
Drozs, Emily, Heritage Arts
Ebert, Rian, Electricity 2
Hawkins, Olivia, Beekeeping I
Howell, Preston, Animal Science
Howell, Davis, Veterinary Science
Major, Rachel, Scrapbooking-Beginning
Meier, Justeen, Computer-Generated Art
Meyen, Callia, Photography I, Inspire
Meyen, Adara, 3-D Design/Mixed Media, Champion
Meyen, Anton, Wildlife 2, Champion
Meyen, Tayanna, Rock Hounds 2, Inspire
Mills, Peyton, Design Decisions-Beginning
Nixon, Abram, Tractor B, Reserve Champion
Nord, Inga, Clay
Raines, Dawson, Forests of Fun 3, Champion
Rexshell, Owen, Woodworking 2, Inspire
Rhodes, Nolan, 4-H Cooking 101, Inspire
Toohill, Michael, Food Preservation
Toohill, James, Woodworking I
Trimble, Will, Tractor C, Reserve Champion
Trimble, Alicia, 4-H Cooking 101, Reserve Champion
Wikoff, Preston, Paper

Macon 4-H Members

Auten, Zedekiah, Food Preservation
Bolsen, Lane, Woodworking I
Caldwell, Dawson, Model Rocketry
Crouch, Taylor, Floriculture B, Champion
Crouch, Morgan, Veterinary Science, Champion
Farmwald, Malachi, Paper
Metcalf, Corissa, Computer-Generated Art
Metzger, Lexi, Nature
Morrell, Lucas, Advance Visual Programming
Rogers, Jack, Vegetable Plate
Rogers, Addison, Chalk/Carbon/Pigment-Div A
Scherer, Lindsey, Food Decorating-Advanced
Scherer, Nicholas, 4-H Cooking 201
Shoemaker, Kylee, Photography I, Reserve Champion
Smithers, Maggie, STEAM Clothing 1- Sewn NonCloth
Smithers, Drew, Woodworking I
Suckow, Elizabeth, Floriculture A
Suckow, Benjamin, Open Source Computer Science, Reserve Champion
Suckow, Noah, Model Rocketry
Tibbs, Nicholas, 4-H Cooking 101
Warnick, Hannah, 4-H Cooking 401
Warnick, William, Tractor B

Piatt 4-H Members

Altan, Connor, Glass/Plastic, Reserve Champion
Blacker, Corinne, Clay
Burnsmier, Grace, Chalk/Carbon, Pigment-Div A
Corum, Korbyn, Woodworking I
Corum, Ella, 4-H Cooking 301
Pyatt, Logan, STEAM Clothing 1- Sewn NonCloth
Reedy, Ava, Chalk/Carbon/Pigment Div-A
Reedy, Claire, 4-H Cooking 201
Roberts, Kody, 3-D Design/Mixed Media
Schrage, Ava, VA Fiber Non-Orig Age 8-10, Reserve Champion
Stapf, Emiliana, Creative Writing, Inspire
Taylor, Lillian, Pebble Pups 1
Talor, Della, Vegetable Plate
Wooton, Kaydance, 4-H Cooking 401

WRITER:  Maria Lightner, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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