Ribbons earned at state fair

The Nebraska State Fair was held Aug. 23 through Sept. 3 at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island.

The results of the Perkins County 4-Hers and open class participants are as follows:  


Danielle Burge, Grant—Purple: food preservation jar jelled exhibit, STEAM clothing sewing two-piece outfit; Blue: swine market barrows, floriculture marigold.

Tanner Burge, Grant—Blue: swine market barrows, senior swine showmanship.

Brenna Colglazier, Grant—Purple: heritage poster or flat exhibit.

Emily Cornelius, Grant—Purple: fashion show, constructed STEAM clothing garment, cooking white bread.

Ryleigh Hanson, Elsie—Blue: cooking coffee cake, STEAM clothing sewing skirt.

Cooper Harris, Grant—Blue: crop technology display.

Carter Hendricks, Grant-—Blue: aerospace rocket.

Jaclyn Kurkowski, Grant—Blue: sewing machine premiere quilt.

Seyna Magee, Venango—Blue: floriculture fairy or miniature garden.

Jet Peterson, Grant—Blue: market  beef crossbred steer, intermediate beef showmanship. 

 Storm Peterson, Grant—Blue: commercial breeding heifer, intermediate beef showmanship. 

Ashley Robertson, Elsie—Purple: market beef crossbred steer, commercial meat breed ewe lambs, range management life-span book, STEAM clothing sewing romper or jumpsuit, intermediate sheep showmanship; Blue: intermediate beef showmanship.

Elliana Robertson, Elsie—Purple: baking with whole grain, STEAM clothing sewing bottom, STEAM clothing sewing dress

Hannah Robertson, Elsie—Reserve Champion Senior Sheep Showman; Purple: crossbred market lambs, STEAM clothing skirted combination, senior sheep showmanship.

Trey Robertson, Elsie—Purple: market beef crossbred steer, crossbred market lambs, commercial meat breed ewe lambs, intermediate beef showmanship

Wyatt Robertson, Elsie—Blue: forestry leaf display.

Mackayla Wallin, Grant—Purple: intermediate dog showmanship, photography lighting display or exhibit  print Blue: original acrylic painting.

Open Class

Chris Cornelius, Madrid—Second: American pale ale beer, American pale ale beer, American porter beer, Belgian golden strong beer; Third: American IPA beer, wood-aged beer

Susan Hanson, Elsie—First: vintage fragment quilt, Nebraska shop-hop fabric quilt; 

Pennie Reese, Grant—Third: vintage fragment quilt.

Elite showman competition

Danielle Burge competed with other 4-H and FFA champions from around the state in the 13th Annual Nebraska Elite Showman Competition. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the Nebraska Rural Radio Association coordinate this prestigious event in cooperation with the Nebraska State Fair.

Elite Showmen competitors must be between 14-18 years of age and enrolled in 4-H or FFA. Counties are able to select only one student to represent them to compete at the state fair. 

Agricultural business and organizations contribute to the contest in order for the winners to receive prize money along with their statewide recognition.

In this year’s competition, 41 participants represented their counties. Competitors are scored on beef, swine, sheep and goat showmanship, as well as interview skills and knowledge via a written test. 

Along with first, second and third place overall winners, winners are selected for each division. 

The top overall Elite Showman receives $2,000, the second place finisher receives $1,000 and the third place overall winner receives $500. Division winners are awarded $300 each. All other competitors receive a $50 prize.

Fashion show

Emily Cornelius was among 156 4-H members who participated in the 4-H Fashion Show, modeling for judges and a crowd estimated at 1,000.

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