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Kindergartners (in no order) Rylie Preston, Robert Avila, Rainee Wilson, Bryan Dollgener, Lee Shaw, and Laney Harris were named Star Students for the second nine week period at Lakeview Elementary School.
See more photos in the Sunday, April 28, 2013 issue of The Monitor.
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Mabank sophomore Christena Hoelscher enters a pig for the third year at Kaufman County Junior Livestock Show March 28.
More photos from the event can be found in the Thursday, April 4, 2013 issue of The Monitor.
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The 4-H Fashion Show and Roundup contests were a huge success this year with many participants.
The most popular entries in the fashion show were in the fashion storyboard contest and the Window WOWed Contest.
The 4-H fashion show buying and construction presentations were closed to a judge’s panel but, the Fashion Storyboard entries and the window wowed entries were on display.
Both contests give 4-H’ers an opportunity to show their creativity and talent in design.
The 4-H storyboard contest is a great opportunity for participants to map out a design plan for presentation; similar to putting together a professional fashion design brief.
Storyboard contest participants are given a theme and guidelines for their design; similar to what they might experience in the professional world.
The window wowed contest calls for team work and design collaboration. The team is given a theme for their design, the dimensions for their display; and with guidelines they are to create a “store front” window display.
The 4-H Roundup contest offers participants an opportunity to present and perform in front of an audience.
The educational presentations and public speaking entries were informative and impressive. The Clover Kids, age’s five to eight, can also participate in the County Fashion Show and Roundup Contest.
Presentations from youth ages five to 17 demonstrated how to pitch tents, raise quail, make first aid kits and homemade laundry detergent, and one public speaker even presented awareness on the rare disease Friedreichs Ataxia.
Educational presentation and public speaking are only part of the 4-H Roundup Contest. The second part of 4-H roundup is the share the fun contest. With Share the Fun, kids can dance, sing, perform theatre arts, poetry or prose, or play instruments.
In the share the fun portion of roundup, participants performed solo singing performances, piano instrumentals, prose & poetry entries, and much more.
4-H fashion show and roundup contest promotion and awareness efforts made by many 4-H families and leaders paid off.
The number of participants doubled for both contests this year. Big thanks to fashion show judges Melba Holt and Patsy Dehn from the Pinnacle Woman’s Club and roundup judges former Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) teacher Janis Capelle, Athens student Katy Rose Warmke, and TVCC students Angel Miles and Rebecca Pongrac.