4-H Communications Contest winners told

A total of eight 4-H communication projects will advance to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, following the Greene County 4-H Communications Contest held  Wednesday, June 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. A total of 10 4-H members exhibited eight presentations and two 4-H posters.

The six educational presentations advancing to state fair include: Arthur Bardole – “Compost Piles”; Gwen Black – “Homemade Dog Treats- Peanut Butter Biscuits”; Lucas Fisher – “Poultry Breeds”; Immanuel Jubell – “Firework Safety”; Lakota Larson – “Progeria: Disease of Aging”; and Jared Marshall – “My Poultry Project.”

Arthur Bardole and Immanuel Jubell were both selected to advance on to the 2014 Iowa State Fair with their 4-H poster.

Avery Bardole will present his educational presentation, “Homemade Bird Feeders,” at the Clay County Fair in Spencer.

Other awards included Jamie Theulen, who received a blue for his presentation titled, “Woodworking Safety.” Jaron Thompson received a blue ribbon for his presentation titled, “Meet the Elephant.” Joe Thompson received a blue ribbon for his presentation titled, “Great Hammerhead Shark.”

“We’re really proud of all of our Greene County 4-H’ers that participated in the Communications Contest this year,” said county youth and 4-H coordinator Sarah Jo Reynolds. “Opportunities to improve and enhance your public speaking skills are important, and everyone made it look easy on Wednesday. I hope to see every single one of these participants back next year and look forward to seeing them grow throughout the 4-H program.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPictured are (front, from left) Avery Bardole, Joe Thompson, Jaron Thompson, Gwen Black and Arthur Bardole; and (back, from left) Immanuel Jubell, Lucas Fisher, Jared Marshall, Jamie Theulen and Lakota Larson.

For more information about the Greene County 4-H program, please contact Sarah Jo Reynolds, county youth and 4-H coordinator, at the Greene County Extension office by phone at 515- 386-2138.



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