Johnson County 4-H members recently competed for the opportunity to advance to the state level in various events.

On June 24, the Johnson County Fairgrounds held events such as Public Speaking, Fashion Revue and Demonstrations.

The members competed to represent Johnson County 4-H at the State 4-H Public Speaking contest on September 30.

Advancing to state:

Prepared Speech Junior Division: Matthew Tye (Good Neighbors 4-H Club)

Prepared Speech Intermediate Division: Reagan Vance (Blackwater Bobcats 4-H Club)

Intermediate Division Technology Assisted: Rebekah Papasifakis (Good Neighbors 4-H Club)

Extemporaneous Junior Division: Brinlea Rhyne (Good Neighbors 4-H Club)

Extemporaneous Intermediate Division: Reagan Vance (Blackwater Bobcats)

Extemporaneous Public Speaking Senior Division: Shea Fitzgerald (Union Chapel Lions 4-H Club)

Alternate for Senior Extemporaneous Speeches: Shane Carroll (Good Neighbors 4-H Club)

Honorable Mention: Clover Kid Mallory Hall (Royal Clovers 4-H Club) for Extemporaneous Speech

Several Local 4-H members have been selected to preform their demonstrations at the Missouri State Fair. They will represent Johnson County.

Good Neighbors 4-H Club: Rebekah Papasifakis, Marlys Kanneman, Brinlea Rhyne

Chilhowee Indians 4-H Club: Ally McCormack

Royal Clovers 4-H Club: Brock Krewson

They will perform their demonstrations at various times throughout the State Fair in the 4-H building. Clover kids Myla Jones and Mallory Hall (Royal Clovers 4-H Club) will also be presenting demonstrations.

4-H members competed in the 4-H Fashion Revue contest where the winner will advance to the State 4-H Fashion Revue in Columbia, October 7.

The winners are:

Junior Division, Clothes You Make: Brinlea Rhyne  alternate Ally McCormack

Intermediate Division, Clothes You Make: Rebekah Papasifakis

Senior Division, Clothes You Make: Charli Rhyne

Representing Johnson County at State Fashion Revue in the Clothing Selection Category are:

Senior Division: Shea Fitzgerald (Union Chapel Lions 4-H Club)  alternate Karah Heater (Good Neighbors 4-H Club)

Clover kid Mallory Hall will also be a participant.

Johnson County 4-H was able to distribute $25 gift cards to top exhibitors in each area thanks to donations from Dale and Luci Smith of Monsanto. Recipients for this year include:

Brock Krewson, Rebekah Papasifakis, Reagan Vance, Brinlea Rhyne, Shea Fitzgerald, and Charli Rhyne.

4-H is the Youth Development program of University of Missouri. For more information on how to join, contact 4-H Youth Specialist Kim Hall at (660) 747-3193.