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Johnson County 4-H members advance to state level

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Johnson County 4-H members recently competed for the opportunity to advance to the state level in various events. Among the contests held were Public Speaking, Fashion Revue and Demonstrations. 

The events were hosted June 26 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

Several 4-H members performed demonstrations, competing for the right to perform at the Missouri State Fair. 

Those selected to represent Johnson County at the State Fair were Mallory Hall (Royal Clovers 4-H Club), Max Krewson (Clover Kid, Royal Clovers 4-H Club), Angel Mukisa (Royal Clovers 4-H Club), Charles Muwanguzi (Royal Clovers 4-H Club), Rebekah Papasifakis (Good Neighbors 4-H Club), Bryce VanWey (Clover Kid, Good Neighbors 4-H Club) and Carleigh Wilson (Clover Kid, Good Neighbors 4-H Club).

A number of 4-H members also competed in the 4-H Fashion Revue contest. The winners advanced to the State 4-H Fashion Revue being hosted in Columbia on Oct. 9. 

The winners in the Clothes You Make - Junior Division categories were Hall and Mukisa and the winner in the Clothes You Make - Senior Division category was Papasifakis.

Hall presented a prepared speech and earned her way to present in the Missouri State 4-H Public Speaking Contest on Sept. 25.

Johnson County 4-H was able to give $25 cash prizes to the top exhibitors in each of the areas thanks to a donation from Monsanto via Dale and Luci Smith. The recipients for this year include Hall (3), Krewson, Mukisa, Muwanguzi and Papasifakis (2).

4-H is part of University of Missouri Extension and is publicly supported by county, state, and federal governments as well as private resources, both human and financial. 4-H welcomes all Missouri youth and all of those who support them. 

For more information or to be a part of the 4-H, contact 4-H Youth Program Associate Dallas Dieckman at 660-747-3193 or dallasdieckman@missouri.edu.

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