Missouri 4-H youths fall into fashion

Winners from Clay, Macon counties to represent state in national competition.

  • Published: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H State Fashion Revue, Oct. 14 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, drew 61 youth participants representing 25 counties across the state.

Workshops were hosted by MU’s Textile and Apparel Management students and Collegiate 4-H members, said Megan Kershner, MU Extension 4-H clubs manager and awards coordinator.

Students in the MU Textile and Apparel Management program showed intermediate and senior participants some recent projects done by students and gave them a look at the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, Kershner said.

Collegiate 4-H members spent the day with the junior participants, who learned about consumer decision-making through designing paper doll outfits for different scenarios. These youths had the chance to display their own style while also thinking critically about the scenario, she said.

Top finishers

Constructed Casual

  • Junior Division: Makenna Stephens, Lafayette County, first place; Lane Fessler, Chariton County, second place; Izzabella Christensen, Macon County, third place.
  • Intermediate Division: Faith Calvin, Jasper County, first place; Emery Petty, Clay County, second place; Haley Wood, Putnam County, third place.
  • Senior Division: Hailey McDade, Clay County, first place; Kelton Moll, Jasper County, second place; Kathryn Farmer, Caldwell County, third place.

Constructed Dressy

  • Junior Division: Madison Layman, Boone County, first place; Jenna Miller, Linn County, second place; Maggie Menold, Cooper County, third place.
  • Intermediate Division: Evalynn Miles, Lafayette County, first place; Nina Allison, Moniteau County, second place; Daylin Anderson, Livingston County, third place.
  • Senior Division: Caelen Farr, Clay County, first place; Brighid Groom, Lafayette County, second place; Anna Ahrens, Cape Girardeau County, third place.


  • Junior Division: Braelyn Johnson, Saline County, first place.


  • Senior Division: Hayley Frevert, Cooper County, first place.

Purchased Casual

  • Junior Division: Libby Wyman, Macon County, first place; Lucy Lovercamp, Lafayette County, second place.
  • Intermediate Division: Katie Halley, Putnam County, first place; Isabel Branson, Bates County, second place; Emily Bax, Nodaway County, third place.
  • Senior Division: Rebecca McDade, Clay County, first place; Drake Ellison, Lafayette County, second place; Callie Gann, Cooper County, third place.

Purchased Dressy

  • Junior Division: Adrian Holtgrewe, Cole County, first place.
  • Intermediate Division: Hailey Dolt, Ray County, first place; Lillianne Eaton, Lewis County, second place.
  • Senior Division: Dayton Hudson, Macon County, first place; Amanda Wollard, Ray County, second place; Bella Green, Knox County, third place.

100% Cotton Special Award

  •  Evalynn Miles, Lafayette County, Intermediate Constructed Dressy.

60%-plus Wool Special Award

  • Hayley Frevert, Cooper County, Senior Knit.

Thanks to funding from the Missouri 4-H Foundation, the judges were able to select two senior contestants to represent Missouri 4-H at the FCS National Championship and Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in January 2024. This year’s recipients of the FCS National Championship trip are Hailey McDade, Clay County, Constructed, and Dayton Hudson, Macon County, Purchased.

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

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.


At the 2023 Missouri 4-H State Fashion Revue, Dayton Hudson of Macon County was named Senior Purchased Dressy Winner and 4-H FCS National Championship delegate.

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