WSU Extension

4-H Tuesday News

November 10, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • 4-H’ers Shine at Make It With Wool State Contest
  • Results from 2009 Eastern National 4-H Roundup
  • Job Opportunity: Wisconsin 4-H STEM Specialist


4-H’ers Shine at Make It With Wool State Contest
--Submitted by Susan Parr

The state Make It With Wool competition was held on October 31 in Spokane, in conjunction with the annual convention of the Washington State Sheep Producers Association.  The contest and fashion show involved 19 contestants who modeled garments they had sewn with fabric that was at least 60% wool. All of the youth contestants are 4-H members, and a number of the adult contestants are 4-H leaders.

The Junior winner is 14-year-old Michaela Nordheim, of Waitsburg.  Her military-look ensemble of pants, shirt, jacket, and hat sewn from two shades of green Pendleton wool won for her the privilege of proceeding to the national level of competition in Nashville, in January.  Alternate Junior winner, 14-year-old Abby McInnis, of Tacoma won a Viking sewing machine. The Senior winner, 17-year-old Johanna Svensson of Indianola, will represent WA in Nashville.  Also receiving a sewing machine was Senior alternate, 18-year-old Galena Anderson of Spangle. The Adult winner, and recipient of a serger is Jo Hutchins of Lakewood.  Jo’s picture, video, and garment will proceed to National Make It With Wool to be judged. Alternate adult winner is Darrelle Anderson of Spangle.  She received a cash award.

The Washington Make It With Wool Contest is sponsored by the Washington Wool Growers Auxiliary and the Washington State Sheep Producers. The national contest is sponsored by the American Sheep Industry and the American Sheep Industry Women. All ages are encouraged to make, model, and enter fashionable wool garments.  District contests are held throughout the state during October of each year.  Qualified district winners proceed to the state contest.  For more information please contact State Director, Susan Parr, of Tacoma, WA at (253) 922-5403.

Results from 2009 Eastern National 4-H Roundup
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

The Washington State Equine Team has been competing in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend and we have the following results:

Chaperone and coach, Kim Lobb, reports that the Washington State Hippology team from Snohomish County finished 3rd in the nation at Eastern Nationals! Congratulations to Kira Mazzola, Shannon Harris, Rianan Sansaver, Karsten Burkenpass and coach, Kim Lobb!

Here are the rest of the results for Hippology:

Allison Brown and Mackenzie Cleary of Pierce County placed 5th in Team Presentation.

Emily Logan of Snohomish County placed 4th in Public Speaking.

Sarah Karangelen of Pierce County placed 10th individually in Horse Bowl.

Congratulations to all. Additional results will follow next week.  

Job Opportunity: Wisconsin 4-H STEM Specialist
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs 

Wisconsin’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Specialist position description.


Just a Reminder!

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