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Bureau County 4-H members see success at Illinois State Fair

On August 11, 2019, Bureau County 4-H state fair delegates attended the Illinois State Fair in Springfield with their qualifying projects.  The Illinois 4-H State Fair General Project Show is an opportunity for youth to be competitively judged on project work, as well as receive valuable feedback from experts, which allow them to increase their knowledge and mastery in a project area. 


Youth who scored an 80% or above received an Outstanding Award, in addition to their ribbon.  First and second place finishers in each class received champion and reserve medallions. Additionally, some projects were judged against a peer group for Inspire Award consideration.  These recipients were judged against other exhibits, not necessarily in the same project category, and awarded by the judge to highlight or acknowledge. 

University of Illinois Extension would like to congratulate the following Bureau County 4-H members:


Ryley Aukes, Woodworking 3, Champion

Reese Aukes, Woodworking 2, Outstanding

Katy Beaber, Scrapbooking – Intermediate, Participant

Cadience Bickett, 4-H Cooking 101, Outstanding

Jessica Carlson, Photography 3, Reserve

John Luke Carter, Passport to the World, Outstanding

Zack Donovan, 4-H Cooking 301, Participant

Jennifer Dunlap, Food Preservation, Participant

Natalie Edlefson, Shopping in Style: Beginner, Participant

Josie Edlefson, Photography 1, Outstanding

Kendal Forth, Food Preservation, Champion

Jyzel Garcia, Health 1, Participant

Jenessa Karvonen, Entomology 1, Participant

Jadeyn Klingenberg, Design Decisions – Beginning, Participant

Kelsea Klingenberg, Design Decisions – Intermediate, Outstanding

Jayde Lewis, Health 1, Participant

Delaney Mallery, Floriculture C, Participant

Jasmyn Martin, Health 1, Participant

Summer McCarty, Nature, Reserve

Tyler Michlig, 4-H Cooking 101, Participant

Rachelle Newberry, Photography 2, Reserve

Emma Nicoli, Fiber, Participant

JenaLee Ohda, Animal Science, Champion

Brady Peach, Wood, Reserve

Lily Pickard, Design Decisions – Intermediate, Champion

Haven Pierson, Glass/Plastic, Inspire

Riley Rauh, Heritage Arts, Participant

Karlie Schultz, STEAM Clothing 1 – Sewn Clothing, Participant

Isabella Sondgeroth, Chalk/Carbon/Pigment – Div. A, Participant

Anastasia Sondgeroth, Model Rocketry, Outstanding

Leah Stamberger, Outdoor Adventures 1-3, Outstanding

Serenity Stone, 4-H Cooking 101, Participant

Ella Thacker, Veterinary Science, Participant

Eyan Tiemann, College and Career Readiness Ready4Life, Inspire

Jayden Tiemann, Intermediate Visual Programming, Reserve

Aubrey Vogel, Chalk/Carbon/Pigment – Div. A, Participant

Katrina Wahl, Shopping in Style: Beginner, Participant

Nataleigh Wamhoff, Wildlife 1, Participant

Alaina Wasilewski, Photography 2, Reserve

Ryan Wasilewski, Model Rocketry, Participant


For more information about 4-H, call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-875-2878. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.


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