Pendleton County 4-H had 17 members participate in the West Virginia State 4-H Poster Contest. Participants entered posters at the county level, which were judged. The winning poster from each category was sent on to the state contest. There were 23 posters entered in the county contest.
Categories in the contest included 4-H Promotion – general, 4-H Promotion – club/special interest, 4-H Promotion – camp, STEM, healthy living, citizenship, agriculture and dairy. Each category was consisted of three divisions – junior, intermediate and senior. A total 366 posters were entered in the state contest.
Pendleton County had two gold ribbon winners: Easton Boner of the Upper Tract Producers in the 4-H Promotion-general junior division, and Addison Rexrode of the Upper Tract Producers in STEM senior division. Gold ribbon winners must score 96 or higher on the scoring rubric, which is graded on neatness, creativity and originality.
Blue ribbons were awarded to Carly Kimble of the Upper Tract Producers in the 4-H Promotion – camp category and Marion Williams of the Franklin Mountaineers in STEM category. Rexrode also had five blue ribbons for posters in the 4-H Promotion categories of camp, club and general, agriculture and citizenship.
Red ribbons were awarded to Mason Harper in agriculture and Vaylee Harper in agriculture, both members of the North Fork 4-H Club, Boner in agriculture, Katie Heavner in healthy living, Hanna Heavner in healthy living, both members of the Upper Tract Producers 4-H Club, and Rexrode in healthy living.
White ribbons were awarded to Cole Harper of the North Fork 4-H Club in 4-H Promotion – general and Rexrode in dairy.
All entries for the state contest can be found online on the WVU Extension Youth and Family Website.