A total of 10 Barnes County youths either won champion or reserve champion awards in the 4-H static exhibits at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.
Static exhibits are exhibits that do no move and are usually submitted by individuals.
“We had quite a few reserve and grand champions,” said Randy Grueneich, Barnes County extension agent, Monday.
“We are pleased when our kids do well at the state. We do interview judging at the county level, at the state level just projects are judged,” Grueneich said.
Each of the 10 winners at the state fair did well at the Barnes County Achievement Day July 12 at the North Dakota Winter Show building.
“They need to get at least a blue ribbon at the county to be eligible for the state fair,” Grueneich said.
The following Barnes County 4-H members won champion or reserve champion awards in 4-H Static Exhibits at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.
Cassie Baasch, Oriska, reserve champion, drawing and painting
Megan Beyer, Marion, champion, glue solution
Kaylee Janish, Fingal, reserve champion, environment; reserve champion, scrapbooking
Jacob Olauson, Valley City, champion, small engines
Kassidy Olsen, Sanborn, champion, food preservation
Bethany Reiten, Kathryn, champion, citizenship
Hailey Schaefer-Jewett, Valley City, reserve champion, animal science
Emma Schroeder, Oriska, reserve champion, photography
Megan Tichy, Tower City, champion, drawing and painting
Adreanna Trzpuc, Kathryn, reserve champion, forestry
Said Grueneich, “It's always exciting to see new names show up at the state fair. We did our static exhibits July 12 at the Winter Show as part of Achievement Day. We normally run the static exhibits shortly before the state fair.”