Clay County 4-Hers earn state fair honors

Clay County 4-Hers earn state fair honors
The 2005 South Dakota State Fair was held Sept. 3-11 in Huron. Two hundred thirty-seven entries were exhibited by Clay County 4-H members through static exhibits, Youth-In-Action contests and livestock exhibits.

Sixteen county judging teams participated in the respective State Judging Contest. Five teams and seven individuals placed in the top 10 of their respective contests. Ashley Sorensen placed eighth in Beginner Photography; Stacey Joy placed eighth in Senior Photography and seventh in Senior FCS; Blaine Bottolfson placed fifth in Beginner Visual Arts; Andy Jensen placed 10th in Senior Horticulture, while Patrick Morrison placed third in the same contest; and Kelsy Fallan placed fifth in the Junior Livestock contest.

Judging teams placing in the top ten were Senior Photography placing fifth; Beginner Visual Arts in third place, Senior Horticulture placing first while Junior Livestock placed third and Senior Livestock placed sixth. Team members involved in these contests were: Senior Photography � Stacey Joy, Stacy Bottolfson, Andy Jensen, Kelly O'Dea; Beginner Visual Arts � Ashley Sorensen, Blaine Bottolfson, Ellen Hanson; Junior Livestock � Kelsy Fallan, Chelsey Cahoon, Luke Hansen, Gerrit Heine; and Senior Livestock � Mike Lindstrom, Kyle Lindstrom, Luke Heine, Harrison Hawley.

Ashley Ouellette participated in the State Fashion Revue contest and received a blue ribbon on her outfit.

Abby Ouellette and Chad Peterson were involved in the State Special Foods contest. Abby received a blue ribbon on her dish, Salisbury Steak, and Chad was presented with a purple ribbon on his dish, "South Dakota Side Dish."

Participating in the Public Presentation contests were Pearl Gaidelis and Taylor Geu. Both Pearl and Taylor received purple ribbons on their presentations. Pearl's presentation was titled "Making Money as a Youth in Agriculture" and the title of Taylor's presentation was "The Beast Within."

Judging team contestants were awarded the following ribbon placings: Andy Jensen � purple; red (2); Andy Peterson � blue; Ashley Ouellette- blue (3), red; Ashley Sorensen � purple, blue, red, white; Blaine Bottolfson – purple, blue, red, white; Chad Peterson � red, white; Ellen Hanson, blue (3), red; Emily Holoch � red; Jana Bye � red; Kelly O'Dea � blue, red; Kelsy Fallan � blue (2), white (2); Megan Bottolfson � red; Patrick Morrison � purple, blue, red; Stacey Joy �purple (2), red; Stacy Bottolfson � blue (4) and Taylor Geu � blue (2).

Ribbon placings by project area are as follows:


Purple � Sarah Rosacker.


Purple � Andrea Lias, Ellen Hanson, Sarah Anderson.


Purple � Abby Ouellette (2), Blaine Bottolfson, Chelsey Cahoon, Ellen Hanson, Jana Bye, Kelsy Fallan, Megan Bottolfson, Sara Bye, Stacey Joy, Stacy Bottolfson

Blue � Kelsy Fallan, Megan Bottolfson.


Purple � Jeanie Stockland, Kent Stockland, Kyle Stockland.


Purple � Taylor Christensen.


Purple � Dylan Halvorson, Emily Holoch.

Blue � Emily Holoch.


Purple � Kelsy Fallan.


Purple � Abby Gylfe, Abby Ouellette, Andrea Lias, Ashley Sorensen (2), Chelsey Cahoon (2), Ellen Hanson, Emily Holoch, Jana Bye (2), Jill Blumer, Marley Hanson (2), Sarah Rosacker, Stacy Bottolfson (2), Taylor Gylfe (2), Thomas Walker (2).

Blue � Allison Heine, Ashley Sorensen (2), Blaine Bottolfson, Ellen Hanson (2), Jill Blumer, Mariah Larson, Marley Hanson, Stacey Joy.


Purple � Andy Peterson (2).

Blue � Chad Peterson (2).


Purple � Ellen Hanson.


Purple � Taylor Geu.

Blue � Emily Holoch (2), Stacey Joy, Stacy Bottolfson, Taylor Geu.

Red � Rosalyn LaMie, Emily Holoch.

White � Megan Bottolfson, Kim Baker.


Blue � Taylor Christensen.


Purple � Kelsy Fallan.


Purple � Ellen Hanson.


Purple � Amber Walker, Ashley Sorenson, Brittany Rederick, Chelsey Cahoon, Ellen Hanson, Emily Holoch, Jana Bye, Kyle Hubert, Marley Hanson (2), Pearl Gaidelis, Sara Bye, Sarah Rosacker, Stacey Joy, Stacy Bottolfson, Taylor Christensen.

Blue � Andrea Lias, Ellen Hanson, Emily Holoch (2), Jana Bye, Kelsy Fallan (2), Marley Hanson, Stacey Joy, Theresa Dendinger.

Red � Abby Gylfe, Jill Blumer.


Purple � Dean Christensen, Kyle Hubert, Molly Hansen, Taylor Christensen.

Blue � JoAnna Strom, Luke Hansen, Tony Hubert.

Red � Dean Christensen, Harrison Hawley.


Purple � Taylor Geu (2).


Purple � Brittany Rederick, Joseph Ensminger (2), Krystal Clark (2), Pearl Gaidelis, Robyn McLaury (2).

Red � Brittany Rederick.


Purple � Chad Peterson, Patrick Morrison (6).

Blue � Dylan Halvorson, Patrick Morrison (2).

Red � Amy Luxem, Patrick Morrison, Chad Peterson.


Blue � Pearl Gaidelis.


Purple � Kelsy Fallan, Allison Heine, Gerrit Heine (2), Luke Heine (2), Seth Heine.

Blue � Andy Jensen (2), Gerrit Heine, Holly Goeden, Kelsy Fallan (2), Krystal Clark (2), Luke Heine, Taylor Clark.

Red � Krystal Clark, Andy Jensen (2).


Purple � Andy Jensen (3), Andy Peterson (3), Jana Bye, Chad Peterson.

Blue � Abby Gylfe, Andy Peterson, Chad Peterson (2), Jana Bye, Taylor Gylfe.

Red � Andy Jensen (2).


Blue – Andy Jensen.

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