Members of the University of Kentucky Extension Office Pike County 4-H Club recently won regional competitions hosted at Pike Central High School for 4H projects they’ve been working on since school started in the fall.
“Pike County 4-H members gained skills through the 4-H projects and associated activities,” said Novella B. Froman, 4-H Extension Agent. “In the fall, 4-H Clubs are organized and students have the opportunity to choose their 4-H project or activity. From cooking to woodworking to robotics, youth can pick the projects that they are more interested in learning.”
Froman said students do the projects with the assistance of family members or acquaintances at home with the cost of the 4-H projects paid by the Pike County Extension District Board.
“Volunteers judge the 4-H projects according to criteria set by the Kentucky 4-H and the KY State Fair Guidelines,” she said. “Blue ribbon winners were invited to the Pike County 4-H Fair. Most of these projects will represent us at the great Kentucky State Fair or at the District 4-H Speech Contest.”
Regional winners who won blue ribbons and are named grand champion are:
Belfry Elementary School:
Molly Blackburn, Art 729A; Ian Burgess, Upcycling 1050; Bailee Dingess, Cooking 845; Emmet Fields, Photography 768A, 768C and 768D; Randon Harrison, Cooking 842; Heather Hatfield, Art 757A and Photography 780B; Danica Hurley, Cake Decorating 1060; Jenna Justice, Photography 788; Meredith Justice, Home Environment 897; Kaiden Kirkland, Photography 772 ; and Marielle Restar, Art 730A
Belfry Middle School:
Taylor Adkins, Crocheting 815; Sydney Brock, Home Environment 903; Raylee Dotson, Art 728A; Rebecca Slone, Bake Shop, Art and Jewelry 764F; Josie Swiney, Photography 779 and 780; and Lara Tackett, Home Environment 901C
Belfry High School:
Kiersten Dotson, Art 764B and Keionna Smith, Art 748B
Abby Collins, Demonstration Speech and Kristen Grace Kiser, Speech and 10-year old Speech Co-Champion
Home School Club:
Aubrey Newville, Cake Decorating 1062
Johns Creek Elementary:
Laci Adkins, Art 749A; Angelica Huff, Photography 765; Kaitlyn Hunt, Photography 781A; Jordan Justice, Cupcake Decorating 1072; and Madison Lowe, Home Environment 898.
Jasmine Bentley, Photography 767C and 770; Izzy Justice, Photography 786; and Damien Ramsey, Home Environment 889.
Jayce Adams, Speech, 13 Year Old; Lauren Coleman, Sewing 790B; Hanna Darnell, Photography 771A; Natasha Gilley, Cooking 851;
Maddie Hall, Photography 764A and 767A; Hayden Hartz, Woodworking 677; Kaitlyn Ray, Crocheting 816B; and Ashlyn Stepp, Home Environment 892
Pike Central High School:
Katie Thacker,Cooking 853, Art Class 729B and Sewing Class 801
Phelps Elementary School
Kenton Dotson, Leaf Collection 703; Kaylee Hatfield, Woodworking 676; and Jonathan Hunt, Woodworking 678
Phelps Jr. High:
Jacob Rayburn, Art 763A
Olivia Adams, Art Jewelry 764E; Ashton Adkins, Electric 645; Vasiliki (Vivian) Asimelli, Photography 764B; Mikayla Bradley, Clover Photography 1010; Eleanor Briscoe, Art 747A; Laken Fleming, Cooking 841; Madlyn Gross, Cooking 846; Ava Hamilton, Photography 783 and 781D; Kaylynn Kelley, Photography 769 and 766C; Passinta Lataifeh, Home Environment 895; Sophie Merlo, Home Environment 893; Cort Noud, Woodworking 675; Dawson Prater, Electric 652; Evelyn Shepherd, Vocal Talent; Brylee Tackett, Home Environment 890; Caden Thacker, Home Environment 900; Clayton Thornbury, Photography 766A, 766B, and 767B; and Indigo Schnopp-Wyatt, Cooking 849
Pikeville Jr. High:
Cadence Ferguson, Woodworking 674; Clinton Goff, Photography 787; Chloe Olegario, Photography 779 B, 778, 782B; Maddox Parsons, Woodworking 680; and Aneesh Sharma, Art 734A
Heaven Collier, Art 745A; Mahala Honaker, Cooking 858 and Babysitting II; Zoee Johnson, Photography 782A; Erin Lucas, Photography 781B and 789; Chloe McClanahan, Art 748A and Art 732A; Christiana Mullins, Geology 715;Madison Newsom – Woodworking 679; Avery Prater, Home Environment 902; McKinzie Prater, Cooking 850; Maya Stiles, Bake Shop II, Art 727A and “Pike County Has Talent”; Nina Tucker, Speech, 10-year old Speech Co-Champion; and Zack West, Electric 649.
Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creek, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status or physical or mental disability, University of Kentucky. For more information on this and other 4-H Programs, contact the Pike County Extension Office, located at 148 Trivette Drive in Pikeville, or by calling, (606) 432-2534. More information can also be obtained on our Pike County 4-H Facebook page.