Morgan Taylor shows us how to use fondant in decorating a cake. She is being ably assisted by Lindsey Adkison.Presiding Commissioner Bud Motsinger works with 4-H members to develop the decision making skills which allows them to formulates verbal reasons using analytical thinking to make their arguments.

Caldwell County Contest Day continues to demonstrate growth

What would Caldwell County kids know about robots, ear notching pigs, making a cheese ball, horses or making a birdfeeder? If you had an opportunity to be at the third annual Caldwell County Spring 4-H Contest Day, March 20, at the Kingston Nazarene Church, you would have been amazed at the project knowledge shared through demonstrations and speeches by Caldwell County 4-H youth! 4-H members entered Personal Appearance and Judging Contests earning ribbons for their efforts. Commissioner Bud Motzinger conducted the judging classes which gave members a chance to practice discernment and simple reasons. Clover Kids, ages 5-7, presented demonstrations and participated in judging and personal appearance and received special awards.

Congratulations to the following top blue ribbon winners selected to represent Caldwell County at the Missouri State Fair or Public Speaking State Contest.

State Fair Demonstrations

Electric: Delaney Davies

General Demonstrations: Benjamin Hollon, Gage Swindler, Keith Farmer, Faith Hollon, Stephanie Gates, Grace Hollon, Anisten Houghton and Addison Banks.

International Topic: Intermediate: Chance Cummings

Cooking with Honey: Shelby Davis

Working Demonstrations: Morgan Taylor, Lindsey Adkison and Kaylin Taylor

Horse Demonstrations: Cutter Pickering alt: Memphis Pickering

Public Speaking Presentations

Technology-Assisted (Power Point): Intermediate: Megan Nelson Senior: Ally Houghton


Caldwell County Medal Winners

Top Demonstrators: Gold medals: Addison Banks

Silver: Anisten Houghton

Bronze: Benjamin Hollon

Top Public Speaking Presentations:

Gold: Ally Houghton 

Silver: Megan Nelson

Thanks to the community judges: Barbara Creason, Bud Motsinger, Jessica Lee, Debbie Clevenger and Janet Hibler. A special thanks to the Kingston Nazarene Church for hosting this event!

Submitted by Dale Hunsburger, Caldwell 4-H Youth Program Associate, 816-539-3765

The Caldwell County News

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P.O. Box 218
Hamilton, MO 64644
Phone: 816-583-2116

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