Missouri 4-H'ers fall into fashion at Stephens College

  • Published: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H State Fashion Revue returned as an in-person event Oct. 9 at the Catharine Webb Studios on the Stephens College campus in Columbia.

This year, 53 youths representing 20 counties participated in the annual contest, which showcases youth skills in sewing, knitting, crochet and consumer decision-making.

Workshops during the event featured experiential learning and connection of skills to real-life applications, said Samantha Brandeberry, University of Missouri Extension state 4-H educator.

Stephanie Carlo and Kirsteen Buchanan of the Stephens College faculty led the 4-H’ers in workshops on creating mood boards and fashion illustrations. Participants also learned how to recycle T-shirts into dog toys.

Top finishers at the 2021 State 4-H Fashion Revue:

Constructed Casual

  • Junior division: Mallory Hall of Johnson County, first place
  • Junior division: Jaci Todd of Newton County, second place
  • Junior division: Addison Bibbs of Macon County, third place
  • Intermediate division: Natasha Nevels of Lafayette County, first place
  • Intermediate division: Hannah Keiser of Chariton County, second place
  • Intermediate division: Kelton Moll of Jasper County, third place
  • Senior division: Eileen Shafer of Cole County, first place
  • Senior division: Lanie Shettlesworth of Boone County, second place

Constructed Dressy

  • Junior division: Evie Miles of Lafayette County, first place
  • Junior division: Ella Goedeke of Vernon County, second place
  • Junior division: Mackenzie Hill of Clay County, third place
  • Intermediate division: Jillian Weekley of Montgomery County, first place
  • Intermediate division: Hailey McDade of Clay County, second place
  • Intermediate division: Lydia Fredrich of Ray County, third place
  • Senior division: Jori Todd of Newton County, first place
  • Senior division: Anna Ahrens of Cape Girardeau County, second place
  • Senior division: Rebecca McDade of Clay County, third place

Knit

  • Intermediate division: Asher Ahrens of Cape Girardeau County, first place

Crochet

  • Intermediate division: Callie Gann of Cooper County, first place
  • Intermediate division: Kasen Ahrens of Cape Girardeau County, second place
  • Senior division: Hayley Frevert of Cooper County, first place

Purchased Casual

  • Junior division: Brooklyn Bergsieker of Lafayette County, first place
  • Junior division: Katie Halley of Putnam County, second place
  • Junior division: Libby Wyman of Macon County, third place
  • Intermediate division: Liv Walbourn of Saline County, first place
  • Senior division: Sydney Schaffer of Lewis County, first place
  • Senior division: Zoey Bush of Ray County, second place
  • Senior division: Drake Ellison of Lafayette County, third place

Purchased Dressy

  • Junior division: Emory Gash of Lafayette County, first place
  • Intermediate division: Morgan Eaton of Lewis County, first place
  • Intermediate division: Grace Ritter of Clay County, second place
  • Intermediate division: Amanda Wollard of Ray County, third place
  • Senior division: Michaela Hettinger of Knox County, first place

100% Cotton Special Award

  • Junior division: Addison Bibbs of Macon County
  • Intermediate division: Caelen Farr of Clay County
  • Intermediate division: Lydia Fredrich of Ray County

60%+ Wool Special Award

  • Junior division: Mallory Hall of Johnson County

The judges selected three senior contestants to represent Missouri 4-H in Denver at the Western National Roundup in January 2022. Thanks to generous funding from the Missouri 4-H Foundation, this is an all-expense-paid trip, Brandeberry said.

This year’s recipients of the Western National Roundup trip:

  • Eileen Shafer of Cole County
  • Jori Todd of Newton County
  • Anna Ahrens of Cape Girardeau

Major support for Missouri 4-H Civic Engagement programs is provided by the Missouri 4-H Foundation in partnership with the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Aaron and Erica Baker, Mary Davis, Dr. Robert E. “Bud” Hertzog, the Martz family, MFA Foundation, Miller Family Foundation, Missouri Pork Association, Dr. Marla J. Tobin and the Turner family.

Missouri 4-H is a program of MU Extension. For more information, visit 4h.missouri.edu or contact your local MU Extension center.

A photo gallery of the 2021 Fashion Revue is at flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/X53zd3.

Writer: Samantha Brandeberry

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