Jefferson County 4-H’ers earn honors at the Ohio State Fair

EARNS AWARD — Corissa Griffith earned most outstanding of the day honors for her presentation “Why Trees Matter” during competition at the Ohio State Fair. -- Contributed

SMITHFIELD — Angie Allison, Jefferson County 4-H agent, has a reason to be proud in her first year in dealing with Ohio State Fair award participants. She had 20 4-H members take honors in competition at the event that ended Aug. 4.

“I am so proud of our Jefferson County 4-H youth. They have represented this county’s 4-H program and our families well. They go above and beyond their work and it shows in the way they compete on the state level and nationally. It is an honor to work with this network of parents, guardians and 4-H’ers. Please continue to ‘Make the Best Better,'” she said.

Those earning awards and their clubs included.

Still projects:

¯ Chandler Hoffman, Gals and Guys 4-H, most outstanding of the day, self- determined and honorable mention with companion animals.

¯ Christian Hoffman, Gals and Guys, “Crank It Up,” most outstanding of the day.

¯ Ava Aftanas, Tomahawks 4-H, “Let’s Start Cooking,” most outstanding of the day.

¯ Joe Taylor, 4-H Varieties, “Snack Attack,” most outstanding of the day.

¯ Lainey Nunez, Country Road Runners, “Getting Started in Art,” most outstanding of the day.

¯ Kailly Merkle, Lassos’n’ Lace 4-H, “All Systems Go,” most outstanding of the day.

¯ Brianna Merkle, “Alcohol and Drugs,” most outstanding of the day.

¯ Corissa Griffith, Windy Ridge, “Why Trees Matter,” most outstanding of the day.

Horse category:

¯ Abby Lish, Golden Horseshoe, Dressage Introduction, second.

¯ Shayla Ralston, Dirt Diggers 4-H , Zoology, most outstanding.

¯ Gabe Glenn, Country Rangers, State Horse Show: Driving reinsmanship, fourth; pleasure driving, sixth.

¯ Samantha Glenn, Country Rangers, State Show, Western dressage, basic test, second; basic test third.

Other top finishers:

¯ Kaydence Kinyo, Windy Ridge, state dog show intermediate showmanship, second.

¯ Addison Lude, Golden Horseshoe, State dog, intermediate skillathon, ninth; senior skillathon, eighth.

¯ Alizabeth Lude, Golden Horseshoe, beginner state dog showmanship, seventh.

¯ Addie Erwin, Windy Ridge, first in poultry and second in Yorkshire breeding.

¯ Lindsay Best, Free Spirits, Hog show, Yorkshire gilt, second; open, poultry show, first.

¯ Cameron Best had outstanding market exhibitor in poultry, first in turkey showmanship, first in chicken showmanship and secod in poultry skillathon.

¯ Hayden Johnson had seventh in poultry skillathon not first , second and fourth overall in poultry.

¯ Delaney Johnson, Buckeye Variety, reserve grand champion poultry OSU; and full-blooded Boer doe.

¯ Shayla Ralston won the clock trophy for her zoology project.