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Lisa Muzzey/UVM Extension 4-H

Viola Brown of Vernon, a member of the Solids, Stripes and Spots 4-H Club, performed a baton routine to the song, “Everybody Wants to be a Cat” at 4-H State Day, May 13 in Barre.

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Local 4-H'ers do well at annual State Day

To learn more about the UVM Extension 4-H program, call the State 4-H Office at 802-651-8343 or 800-571-0668 (toll-free in Vermont).

Originally published in The Commons issue #410 (Wednesday, May 31, 2017).

Vermont 4-H members once again proved that they’ve got talent as they displayed their 4-H project work and performed for the crowds at 4-H State Day on May 13.

University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H sponsored the annual event, which was held at the Barre Civic Center in Barre. The 4-H’ers selected to participate were all winners at the regional level.

The top action exhibits, photographs, posters and stage presentations, including fashion revue, will represent Vermont at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., this fall.

Local winners include (listed alphabetically by category):

• PHOTO-BASED DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY: Whitney Dunklee, Vernon (Early Valentine); Emeillia Gomo, Chester (Snowy Dog Days); Kylee Taylor, Athens (Quack to It); Kassidy Wyman, Cambridgeport (Kaleidoscope of Achievements). Alternates: Laura Kamel, Westminster Station (Future Aries); Jenna Dolloph, Chester (Horse Secrets).

• POSTERS: Emeillia Gomo, Chester (Pulses in Ponies).

• STAGE PRESENTATIONS (GROUP): River Riders II 4-H Club, Cambridgeport (country line dance); River Riders II 4-H Club, Cambridgeport (song and dance).

• STAGE PRESENTATIONS (INDIVIDUAL): Viola Brown, Vernon (baton).

Others recognized as most outstanding in their category include:

• PUBLIC SPEAKING: Junior Division — Elizabeth Brown, Vernon (Composting with Worms). Senior Division — Kassidy Wyman, Cambridgeport (Back up your Design from Head to Tail).

• QUILT: Kassidy Wyman, Cambridgeport.

• SEWING (NON-GARMENT): Megan Carson, Windham.

• TABLE TOP EXHIBITS: Megan Carson, Windham (How to Build a Jump); Whitney Dunklee, Vernon (Cows Taste the Rainbow); Kylee Taylor, Athens (All Ears).

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