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Jackson County youth place in 4-H general show

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. – Creativity and skills were on full display this weekend as Jackson County members shared their annual projects at the 4-H general show. Following the 2020 summer of virtual exhibits, participants were anxious for the return of in-person shows. Members were judged in areas such as visual arts, photography, food and nutrition, floriculture, and much more. 4-H members that receive state delegation will have the opportunity to display their projects at the Illinois State Fair on August 14 in Springfield.  Blue ribbon winners that have won state fair delegation are listed below:

James Akins – Aerospace

Madison Bennett – Scrapbooking-Intermediate

Brianna Carnes – Cooking 301

Lance Carnes – Clay, Geology

Brody Fisher – Woodworking 1

Chace Hall – Cooking 101

Malachi Hall – Visual Arts- Fiber, Photography 3

Jonathan Hawes – Maker, Computer Science

Vincent Hutchison – Geology, Health, Cooking 101

Ruth Jones – Scrapbooking- Beginning, Cooking 201, Creative Writing

Lance Lowery – Geology, Forestry

Levi Lowery –  Entomology

Iyona Newell – Cooking 101

Ryleigh Richelman – Crops- Soybeans

Greta Snyder –  Consumer Education, Food Decorating-Intermediate, Outdoor Adventures 1-3

Lincoln Snyder – Chalk/Carbon/ Pigment

Braydon Swisher –  Beekeeping 2

Shealee Swisher – Heritage Arts, Computer Science

Sam Trammell – Chalk/Carbon/Pigment

Brayden Wilson – Computer Generated Art, Video Innovation Class, Creative Writing, ESports

Ethan Womble – Computer Science


Those selected for alternates for the state fair are listed below:

Madison Bennett – Heritage Arts

Brianna Carnes – Photography 1, Fiber

Amber Gass – Chalk/Carbon/Pigment

Chace Hall – Geology

Landon Hindrichs –  Clay

Parker Hindrichs –  Chalk/Carbon/Pigment

Braydon Swisher –  Woodworking

Shealee Swisher – Food Decorating-Intermediate

WRITER: Heather Willis, marketing and communications coordinator,, (618) 357-2126

SOURCE: Becky Needham, 4-H program coordinator,, (618) 687-1727

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