Five Area 4-H Clubs Participate in Annual 4-H Achievement Night

  • Published: Friday, June 11, 2021

Headline: Five Area 4-H Clubs Participate in Annual 4-H Achievement Night

WEST PLAINS, Mo. –  Howell County MU Extension held its annual 4-H Achievement Night on Thursday, June 3 at the Heart of the Ozarks expo building.  Five 4-H clubs from three counties participated.  Those clubs who participated included from Howell County the Rockin Ranchers 4-H Club, Lucky Clover Valley 4-H Club, and the 4F4H Club.  The Dora 4-H Club from Ozark County and the Oregon County 4-H Club from Oregon County also participated. 

            4-H Achievement Night is held annually the Thursday before the fair begins.  The purpose is for 4-H members to display their projects that they have worked on throughout the year.  Those who place first qualify to enter the 4-H division of the Missouri State Fair held in August.

            “We are so excited that so many clubs participated in this year’s event,” stated Howell County’s Youth Development Specialist Dr. Krista Tate.  “COVID seemed to slow things down in the 4-H world, so club leaders are working diligently to try to get the kids back in the groove.  We had a variety of projects in a variety of categories this year.  It was exciting to see.”

            This year 4-H members had projects in the following categories:  Drawing I, Self- Determined (Abstract Art), Arts and Crafts, Cake Decorating, Photography I, Welding I, Quilting I, and Environmental Science I.  A Best of Show and a Reserved Champion project was also selected.  The following members placed in the above categories:

            Arts and Crafts – First Place Libby Hart

Cake Decorating – First Place Anna Temple

Drawing I – First Place LJ Temple

Environmental Science I – First Place Ian Kurtz

Photography I – First Place LJ Temple, Second Place LJ Temple, Third Place Ian Kurtz

Quilting – First Place Shelby Ledgerwood, Second Place Shelby Ledgerwood, Third Place Emily Sisco

            Self-Determined (Abstract Art)- First Place Anna Temple, Second Place Kelby Kurtz

            Welding I – Charli Howard

            Best of Show – Charli Howard

            Reserve Champion – Anna Temple

In addition to the members bringing their projects, the clubs also participated in the annual theme contest where the clubs select a theme and decorate where they display their projects.  This year’s 4-H club theme winner went to the 4F4H Club from Howell County and second place went to the Lucky Clover Valley 4-H Club. 

For more information regarding Howell County 4-H contact Dr. Krista Tate at the Howell County MU Extension office at 417-256-2391.




Photo Caption:  Dora 4-H member Charli Howard took home the Best of Show award in the 4-H Division at the Heart of the Ozarks Fair.  Howard’s project also won first place in the Welding I division. 

Photo Caption (2):  Lucky Clover Valley 4-H members Libby and Jenna Hart set up their fair projects on 4-H Achievement Night.  Libby Hart won first place in the Arts and Crafts division.  


Photo Caption (3):  4F4H leader Desley Forshee and the Mooneyham family work to set up their project at 4-H Achievement Night.    


Writer: Krista Tate

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