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Randolph County youth place in 2023 4-H general show

Sewing equipment with a blue ribbon on top of it

SPARTA, Ill. –Randolph County 4-H members showed off their creativity and skills through their projects at the annual general show. Members were judged in visual arts, photography, food and nutrition, floriculture, and more.

Youth that received state delegation will be able to display their projects at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield this August. Blue ribbon winners included:

Leah Sattler (Red Bud)
Creative Writing

Brody Leedle (Baldwin)
Entomology – Beekeeping
Natural Resources – Sports fishing 1

Emma Reickenberg (Steeleville)
Food and Nutrition – Food Science
Forestry – Forestry of Fun 1
Natural Resources - Natural Resources

Sophie Reickenberg (Steeleville)
Natural Resources 1

Liam Renner (Coulterville)
Photography – Photography 1
Woodworking – Woodworking 1  

Nickole Weber (Coulterville)
Photography – Photography 1

Libby Renner (Coulterville)
Vegetable Display – Herb Container Display

Olin Elder (Coulterville)
Visual Arts – Heritage Arts

Sara Stefani (Coulterville)
Visual Arts - Fiber

Micah Sattler (Red Bud)
Woodworking – Woodworking 2

Alaina Smith (Ruma)
Communications - Creative Writing
Photography - Photography 1
Performance Arts - Theatre Arts 1
Vegetable Display - Vegetable Plate
Video/Filmmaking - Animated Video
Visual Arts - Computer-Generated Art
Visual Arts - Chalk/Carbon/Pigment on Canvas, Paper or glass

Chase Smith (Ruma)
Vegetable Display – Vegetable Plate

State Fair alternates include:

Loughlyn Kurtz (Sparta)
Photography – Photography 1

Annabelle Pearce (Modoc)
Photography – Photography 1

Ella Hanger (Evansville)
Vegetable Display – Vegetable Plate

The youngest 4-H members, known as Cloverbuds, also received a green ribbon for participation in the fair. The 2023 Cloverbud participants for Randolph County were:

  • Otto Elder (Coulterville)
  • Elijah Sattler (Red Bud) 
  • Josie Weber (Coulterville) 
  • Monabella Wahl (Evansville)
  • Jessi Weber (Coulterville)
  • Avery Craig (Baldwin)
  • Sawyer Orr (Sparta)
  • Oliver Wahl (Evansville)
  • Gus Maddox (Prairie Du Rocher)
  • Lily Weidendorff (Tilden)
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