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Fayette County 4-H'ers do well at state fair

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By The Staff

More than 2,500 4-H exhibits from across the state were evaluated and displayed during the Illinois State Fair, and Fayette County 4-H’ers were part of that exhibition, with 14 members making the long trip to Springfield on Monday, Aug. 13, to have their project work evaluated. They earned the right by being selected in the top of their divisions at the Fayette County 4-H Show June 29-30 in Brownstown.
All members receive an award of excellence for being selected to participate. Of those, about 25 percent statewide received the added honor of earning “Superior Awards,” the Illinois State Fair’s highest award.
Five Fayette County members received this special Superior Award: Iris Daiber of Vandalia, heritage arts; Corrin Hunt of Ramsey, photo editing; Faith Moreland of Ramsey, animal science; David Zimmerman of Vandalia, video documentary; and Rachel Zimmerman of Vandalia, cooking 201.
Members receiving Awards of Excellence included: Jordan Arseneau of Ramsey, photo editing; Emma Braning of Ramsey, photo editing; Isaiah Daiber of Vandalia, sewing & textiles I; Isaac Daiber of Vandalia, clay; Payton Hoopingarner of St. Elmo, microwave magic; Josef Meyer of Vandalia, cooking 301; Leah Moreland of Ramsey, floriculture; Alexandra Schroeder of Vandalia, computer-generated art; and Faith Williams of Bingham, intercultural.
In addition to their project work, the members’ knowledge of the projects figured into the final score.