Clay County 4-H results from South Dakota State Fair

The 2009 South Dakota State Fair was held Sept. 3 -7 in Huron. Three hundred ninety entries were exhibited by Clay County 4-H members through static and livestock exhibits and Youth-In-Action contests.

Fifteen county judging teams participated in their respective State Judging Contests. Three teams and three individuals placed in the Top Ten of their respective contests. Erika Fallan placed fifth in the state in the Junior FCS contest, Pearl Gaidelis placed fifth in the state in the Senior Photography contest while Virginia Bergman placed third in the state in the Senior Visual Arts contest.

Judging teams placing in the Top Ten were Junior FCS, Senior Photography and Senior Visual Arts.. Team members on the Junior FCS team were Brittany Hanson, Marley Hanson, Erika Fallan and Megan Vlasman.  The Senior Photography judging team members were Virginia Bergman, Ellen Hanson, Kelsy Fallan and Pearl Gaidelis.  Members of the Senior Visual Arts judging team were Virginia Bergman, Ellen Hanson, Pearl Gaidelis and Kelsy Fallan.

Ellen Hanson participated in the State Fashion Revue contest and was awarded a purple ribbon.

Kelsy and Erika Fallan participated in the State Special Foods contest and both received purples on their dishes, Cheesy Veggie Rice Bake and Green Eggs and Ham.

Participating in the Public Presentation contests were Blaine Bottolfson, Shannon Sokolowski, Pearl Gaidelis, Taylor Geu and Erika Fallan. Blaine received a blue on his Illustrated Talk as did Shannon on her Demonstration. Giving illustrated talks were Taylor Geu, Pearl Gaidelis and Erika Fallan. Taylor and Pearl both received purples and Erika was awarded a blue ribbon. Pearl also did a Public Speaking presentation and received a purple ribbon for her efforts.

4-H members and the ribbon placings they earned at State Fair are as follows:

Virginia Bergman,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Biological Sciences –red
Home Environment – blue
Horticulture – blue
Self-Determined – blue

Blaine Bottolfson,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Computers & Technology – blue
Home Environment – purple
Visual Arts – blue

Megan Bottolfson,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Visual Arts – purple
Dean Christensen,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Market Beef – blue
Clothing – red
Electricity – blue
Foods & Nutrition – blue
Plant Science – blue
Visual Arts – red

Kaysee Christensen,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Breeding Beef – purple
Breeding Beef Showmanship
– purple
Child Development
– purple, blue
Clothing – blue
Foods & Nutrition – purple (2)
Home Environment – purple
Visual Arts – purple, blue

Taylor Christensen,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
First Aid – purple
Photography – blue
Visual Arts – purple (3), red

Tyler Christensen, Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Market Beef – blue
Market Beef Showmanship
– purple
First Aid – purple
Visual Arts – purple (2)

Erika Fallan,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Aerospace & Rocketry
– purple (2)
Child Development – blue
Clothing – purple, red
Computers & Technology – blue
First Aid – blue
Foods & Nutrition – purple
Leadership –purple
Market Swine – purple
Photography – red

Kelsy Fallan,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Clothing – blue
Hobbies & Collections – purple
Home Environment – blue
Leadership – purple (2)
Market Swine – purple

Pearl Gaidelis,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Dog Rally Novice – blue
Economics – blue
Photography – purple (2), red
Rabbit – purple
Rabbit Showmanship – purple
Self-Determined – purple
Visual Arts – blue
Wood Science – purple

Taylor Geu, Member at Large
Cat – purple (2)
Cat Showmanship – purple
Photography
– purple (3), blue (2)
Writing – purple (2)

Alicia Geuther,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Breeding Beef – blue

Brady Geuther,
 Young Producers 4-H Club
Breeding Beef – blue
Breeding Beef Showmanship
– purple

Cody Geuther,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Breeding Beef – purple, blue
Breeding Beef Showmanship
– purple

McKenna Gylfe,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Clothing – purple
Photography – blue

Brittany Hanson,
Jolly JJ's 4-H Club
Home Environment – purple
Visual Arts- blue

Ellen Hanson,Jolly JJ's 4-H Club
Child Development – purple
Home Environment
– blue, purple (2)
Photography – red (2), purple
Visual Arts – purple, blue

Marley Hanson,Jolly JJ's 4-H Club
Home Environment
– purple (3), blue
Photography – blue
Visual Arts – purple, blue (4)

Tyler Hauck,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Clothing – blue
Computers & Technology
– purple
Foods & Nutrition – purple
Home Environment
– purple, blue
Visual Arts – purple

Rebecca Hawley,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Breeding Beef – blue
Market Beef – blue

Allison Heine,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Foods & Nutrition – red
Market Sheep – purple (4)

Andrew Heine,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Market Sheep – blue, purple (2)

Gerrit Heine,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Market Sheep – purple, blue

Seth Heine,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Market Sheep
– purple (3), blue (2)

Emily Holoch, Member at Large
Child Development – blue
Drama & Theatre Arts – purple
Photography
– blue (2), purple (2)
Visual Arts – purple (2)

Morgan Hower, Dog 4-H Club
Dog Rally Advanced – blue
Dog Novice Obedience – purple
Dog Showmanship – blue

Brianna Huot,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Hobbies & Collections – red
Horticulture – blue, red

Kevin Huot,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Hobbies & Collections – red
Horticulture – purple, blue (4)

Sadie Huot,
Clay County Flyers 4-H Club
Clothing – purple

Seth Huot,
Clay County Flyers 4-H Club
Hobbies & Collections – purple
Visual Arts – blue

Shelby Jensen,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Clothing – blue
Dog Rally Novice – blue
Dog Novice Showmanship
– purple
Foods & Nutrition – purple
Photography – blue, purple

Taylor Kayl,
Burbank Feeders 4-H Club
Clothing – purple (2)
Home Environment – blue
Photography – purple (2)

Shayla Kiertzner,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Clothing – purple
Home Enviroment – blue

Cody Killian,
Clay County Flyers 4-H Club
Foods & Nutrition – purple (4)

Jackie Killian,
Clay County Flyers 4-H Club
Foods & Nutrition – purple (3)

Jessie Lovett,
Burbank Feeders 4-H Club
Dog Rally Novice – white
Dog Novice Showmanship
– purple

Taylor Lyso,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Citizenship – purple
Foods & Nutrition – red
Home Environment – purple
Market Swine – purple (2), blue
Plant Science – purple

Tristan Meadows,
Clay County Flyers 4-H Club
Cat – purple
Cat Showmanship – purple

Haleigh Melstad,
 Young Producers 4-H Club
Foods & Nutrition – purple
Home Environment – purple
Visual Arts – purple (2)

Kyleigh Melstad,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Home Environment – purple
Safety – purple
Visual Arts – purple (2)

Audry Miiller,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Photography – blue (3)

Elly Miiller,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Photography – purple, blue, red

Caleb Nelson,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Clothing – blue
Photography – blue

Makayla Nelson,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Cat – purple
Clothing – purple
Home Environment – purple

Katlynn Noteboom,
Burbank Feeders 4-H Club
Visual Arts – purple

Shauna Noteboom,
Burbank Feeders 4-H Club
Drama & Theatre Arts – blue

Shelby Noteboom,
Burbank Feeders 4-H Club
Clothing – purple
Foods & Nutrition – blue
Visual Arts – blue

Nick O'Connell,
Clay County Cubs 4-H Club
Electricity – purple

Madison O'Connor,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Clothing – purple
Foods & Nutrition – purple
Horticulture – purple (3), blue
Market Beef – blue
Market Swine – blue (2)

Abby Ouellette,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Clothing – blue

Ashley Ouellette,
Meckling Livestock 4-H Club
Safety – blue

Chad Peterson,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Market Sheep – blue (2)
Market Swine
– purple,  blue (2)
Poultry – purple (2),  blue
Wood Science – purple (2)

Alexis Reich, Dog 4-H Club
Dog Rally Novice – purple

Emily Rolfes,
Burbank Feeders 4-H Club
Clothing – purple
Foods & Nutrition – blue (2)
Home Environment – blue
Horticulture – blue (2)
Visual Arts – purple (3)

Samantha Smith,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Dog Rally Novice – purple
Dog Pre Novice Obedience
– blue
Dog Open Showmanship
– purple

Andrea Sokolowski,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Market Swine – purple, blue

Brendan Sokolowski,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Market Swine – purple (2)

Daniel Sokolowski,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Market Swine – purple (3)

Lauren Sokolowski,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Market Swine – Division
Reserve Champion, blue

Shannon Sokolowski,
Young Producers 4-H Club
Market Swine -  purple (2), blue
Market Swine Ultrasound
– purple

Ashley Sorensen,
Jolly JJ's 4-H Club
Home Environment – purple
Visual Arts – red

Kayla Stammer, Dog 4-H Club
Dog Rally Novice – purple
Dog Pre Novice Obedience
– blue
Dog Novice Showmanship
– purple

Abby Weiss, Jolly JJ's 4-H Club
Visual Arts – purple

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