Locals excel at Northwest Regional 4-H Day

L-R: Prancing Ponies 4-H Club members Emma Hawko of Shelburne, Sage Sularz, Simran Padgett, Katie Hawko of Shelburne, and Erin Bundock of Shelburne show off blue ribbons awarded for their action exhibit on equine vital signs at Northwest Regional 4-H Day on April 21. The girls were eligible to go on to 4-H State Day in May. Photo courtesy of Nicki Hawko

More than 100 4-Hers from Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties took part in the Northwest Regional 4-H Day, April 21, in Vergennes. The youths, ages 8 to 18, demonstrated skills and knowledge learned through 4-H club projects in a number of categories ranging from action exhibits and illustrated talks to technology, stage presentations and photographs.
The top exhibitors in each category qualified to continue onto 4-H State Day, May 19 in Barre, which featured outstanding 4-Hers from throughout the state, all winners at other regional 4-H events. The local 4-H club members and groups selected from the northwest region are:
Action Exhibit: Flying Hooves, Colchester (May Contain Nuts); Flying Hooves, Colchester (Whoopie Pies); Midnight Riders, Hinesburg (Get Your Polo On); Prancing Ponies, Shelburne (Is Your Horse Healthy?); Sky Riders 4-H Club, Brandon (Fruit Smoothies)
Public Speaking: Erin Bundock, Shelburne
To learn more about the UVM Extension 4-H program, visit www.uvm.edu/extension/youth or call the State 4-H Office toll-free at (800) 571-0668.

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