Local 4-H'ers Participate in Regional Showcase
- By Allison Emily Smith
Barre--Despite the wintry weather, April 14 was a super day for several 4-H'ers from Orange and Washington County 4-H clubs. For on this day they had an opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity on stage, through illustrated talks, fashion revue and more.
The annual event, known as Super Saturday 4-H Regional Day, was held at the Barre Town Elementary and Middle School. Emcees were Hayden Mabey and Alexis Taylor-Young, both from South Royalton. The Clever Clovers 4-H Club of Tunbridge handled registration and ran the concession stand.
The 4-H'ers were awarded blue, red or white ribbons for their entries, with the top blue-ribbon winners continuing on to 4-H State Day, May 12 in Barre, a premier University of Vermont Extension 4-H event featuring 200 outstanding 4-H'ers from throughout the state.
Individuals and clubs selected for State Day were:
DEMONSTRATION (TEAM): Clever Clovers 4-H Club members: Hayleigh and Julia Howe, Tunbridge, and Brooke Jones, South Royalton (Ways to Recycle Crayons)
FASHION REVUE: Amanda Ferris, Braintree (sweatshirt and sweatpants); Joey Ferris, Braintree (pajama pants); Samantha Flint, Brookfield (skirt and top); Adam Messier, Braintree (cape and vest); Sheyenne Miller, Randolph (dress pants and tank top); Elizabeth Waterman, Thetford (skirt)
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Alexis Taylor-Young, South Royalton (Why Things Look Tasty);
Hayden Mabey, South Royalton (Sugaring)
PHOTO: Amanda Ferris, Braintree (Is it Spring Yet?); Olivia Kane, Newbury (Winter Sunrise)
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Hayden Howe, Tunbridge (How to Make Society a Better Place); Eliza Mabey, South Royalton (Travel to Japan)
SEWING--NON-CLOTHING: Abigail Allen, Haverhill, New Hampshire (member of an Orange County club; doll sleeping bag and pillow); Willow Cook, Newbury (quilted patchwork pillow); Amy Vaughan, South Ryegate (S'mores, the Demonstration Cow stuffed animal)
STAGE PRESENTATION: Lily Whalen, Chelsea (piano composition); Eliza and Hayden Mabey (saxophone and clarinet duet); Alexis Taylor-Young, South Royalton (song). Alternate: Clever Clovers 4-H Club (Alexis Taylor-Young, South Royalton, and Hayden Howe, Tunbridge; xylophone and snare drum duet)
TABLETOP DISPLAY: Aden Cushman, Barre (AR-15); Peter Thornton, South Royalton (Showing My Buckskin Quarter Horse); Amy Vaughan, South Ryegate (Cow Quiz); Lizzie Vaughan, South Ryegate (My Trip to Paris)
To learn more about 4-H in Orange and Washington Counties, contact Allison Smith, UVM Extension 4-H educator, at (802) 476-2003, ext. 205, or by e-mail at Allison.Smith.firstname.lastname@example.org.