4-H winners eligible for district competition

Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pike County 4-H project winners for the 2015-2016 school year are gearing up for the district competition to be held a Troy University this summer.

Heath Wesley, Pike County Extension coordinator, said all 4-H’ers who competed in the different project areas did an outstanding job and are to be congratulated.

The first and second place winners in each of the project areas are eligible to compete in district.

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The “Blocks Rock!” creative arts project was an opportunity for 4-H’ers to learn about construction, engineering and architecture and a great way to express their artistic interests, Wesley said.

The winners in the ‘Blocks Rock!’ project are: First place, Sebastian Poppell, sixth grade, Pike County Elementary School; second place, Mary S. Dunn, fourth grade, Troy Elementary School; and third place, Caden Ernest, fourth grade, Troy Elementary School.

“‘The World I See’ is a traditional photography contest,” Wesley said. “It offers 4-H’ers the opportunity to show off their creativity, their ability to select and arrange subjects and find what is interesting in their home, their school and their community.”

The winners in “The World I See” project are: First place, Briann Snyder, fifth grade, Troy Elementary School; second place, Emily Carlson, fourth grade, TES; and Addie Adler, fourth grade, TES.

“The World I Imagine” is an altered photograph contest that lets 4-H-ers show off their creativity by using their skills with photography and computers.

“It’s also an opportunity to learn the basics of good photography and image software,” Wesley said.

Alex Park, a fourth grade student at Troy Elementary School, was the winner of “The World I Imagine” project contest.

The challenge of the “Extreme Birdhouse” project is to build the coolest birdhouse possible and there is no right or wrong way to do it. “It’s a chance for 4-H’ers to use their design abilities, to learn new skills and to organize and carry through on a challenging project,” Wesley said.

The winners in the “Extreme Birdhouse” project are: First place, Addie Renfroe, fourth grade, Pike Liberal Arts School; second place, Emily Price, fourth grade, PLAS; and third place, Ava Leverett, fourth grade PLAS.