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Area youth perform well at state fair

Thursday, August 16, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana State Fair officials recently released the results from the gardening projects among other projects.

Several Clay County youngsters fared well in gardening at the state fair this year.

Two youth received merit honors in vegetables this year.

Benjamin Powell earned merit status in eggplant and squash, straightnecks, crooknecks, while Wesley Powell earned merit status in eggplant.

In addition, Benjamin Powell earned a blue ribbon in squash, zucchini, cozelle and a red ribbon in bell peppers.

Jacob Nobles earned blue ribbons in potato, white, long; squash, zucchini, cozelle, and tomatoes, small preserving varieties.

Molly Powell also earned blue ribbons in squash, straightnecks, crooknecks, as well as bell peppers as well as earning red ribbons in squash, zucchini, cozelle, and eggplant.

Wesley Powell also earned blue ribbons in bell peppers and squash, straightnecks, crooknecks, while also earning red ribbins in squash, zucchini, cozelle.

Wesley also earned a white ribbon in public speaking, senior grades 9 and above.

The following is a list of gardening results from the 2007 Clay County 4-H Fair:

Garden

Level - A

Amber Allen - Laker Leaders - Blue - Single Vegetable, Jalapeno

Victoria Burk - 4-H Forever - Blue - Herbs, Curly Parsley, Flat Parsley, Am. Blue Basil

Whitney Halfhill - Van Buren Hustlers - Blue - Single Vegetable Zucchini

Whitney Halfhill - Van Buren Hustlers - Red - Single Vegetable Tomato

Whitney Halfhill - Van Buren Hustlers -- Blue, Honor, Reserve Champion - Collection of peppers, tomatoes, corn

Whitney Halfhill - Van Buren Hustlers - Blue, Honor, Champion, Grand Champion - Herb, Oregano, Lemon, Peppermint

Deaven McCrocklin - Jackson Farm Hands - Red - Single Vegetable Sweet Corn

Deaven McCrocklin - Jackson Farm Hands - Blue - Single Vegetable Peppers, Tomatoes, Beans, and Squash

Madison McDonald - Van Buren Hustlers - Blue - Single Vegetables, Jalapeno, Egg Plant, Cherry Tomato, and Banana

Madison McDonald - Van Buren Hustlers - Red - Single Vegetable Roma Tomato

Madison McDonald - Van Buren Hustlers -- Blue, Champion, Reserve Grand Champion - Collection of Four Potatoes, Zucchini, Squash, Tomatoes and Flower

Rachel Nicoson - Jackson Farm Hands - Blue - Single Vegetable zucchini

Rachel Nicoson - Jackson Farm Hands - Red - Single Vegetable Green beans, and Cucumbers

Jacob Nobles - 4-Ever Achievers - Blue - Single Vegetables Cabbage, Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

Jordan Prindiville - The Big Green -- Blue, Honor, Champion - Singles Vegetables Jalapeno, Green beans, and Peppers

Katie Stapf - Harrison Handy Happy Helpers - Blue, Honor, Reserve Champion - Garden Educational Poster

Katie Stapf - Harrison Handy Happy Helpers - Blue - Herb Basil, Lemon thyme, Lavender

Level - B

Joey Dierdorf - Jackson Farm Hands -- Blue, Honor, Champion, Reserve Grand Champion - Herbs Sweet basil, Rosemary, Parsley

Joey Dierdorf - Jackson Farm Hands - Blue, Honor, Champion, Reserve Grand Champ - Herbs

Molly Powell - Clever Clovers - Blue - Single Vegetable Zucchini

Leslie Ringo - 4-Ever Achievers -- Blue, Honor, Champion and Grand Champion - Collection of 5 Peppers, Zucchini, Green Beans, Squash, Egg Plant and Black

Leslie Ringo - 4-Ever Achievers - Red - Herbs Parsley, Sage, and Pineapple Sage

Luke Sweet - Laker Leaders - Blue, Honor, Champion - Tray of Potatoes

Luke Sweet - Laker Leaders -- Blue, Honor, Champion, Grand Champion - Single Vegetables, Green Beans, Salsa Peppers, and Red Potatoes

Luke Sweet - Laker Leaders - Red - Single Vegetables Tomatoes

Level - C

Jason Allen - Laker Leaders -- Blue, Honor, Champion - Single Vegetable Bell Peppers

Wyatt Halfhill - Van Buren Hustlers - Blue - Single Vegetable Bell Peppers

Wyatt Halfhill - Van Buren Hustlers - Blue - Collection of Tomatoes, Corn Cucumber

Brylan Jones - Clever Clovers - Blue - Single Vegetables Sweet Corn, Green Beans, and Zucchini

Brylan Jones - Clever Clovers - Red - Single Vegetable Cabbage

Carli Milner - Van Buren Hustlers -- Blue, Honor, Reserve Champion - Single Vegetable Jalapeno, Banana pepper, and Potatoes

Carli Milner - Van Buren Hustlers - Red - Single Vegetables Green Beans, & Cabbage

Carli Milner - Van Buren Hustlers - Red - Herbs Basil, Rosemary, Oregano

Level - D

Katelyn Burk - 4-H Forever - Blue - Herbs Pineapple Sage, Am Blue Basil, Oregano

Braeden Jones - Clever Clovers - Red - Single Vegetable Zucchini

Benjamin Powell - Clever Clovers - Red - Single Vegetable Zucchini

Wesley Powell - Clever Clovers - Red - Single Vegetables Zucchini



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