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Dawson County 4H Club competes at district project competition
Front - Shelby Roub, Emma Leid; Middle - Jacque Conner, Amy Ryan; Back - Johnathan Graves, Maddie Hardegree, Olivia Smith; Not pictured - Carson Branson, Kara Starr - photo by Photo submitted

The Dawson County 4H club attended and competed in the Northeast District Achievement competition at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center from March 6 to 8. 

Club members presented their projects and took part in activities over the weekend including trivia contests, planting flowerpots for nursing homes and making cards for members of the military. From Dawson County, both senior and junior club members competed with their project presentations.

Senior competing Dawson County 4H Club members included:

  • Jacque Conner, second place for a poultry science project
  • Madalyn Hardegree, fifth place for a sheep and meat goats project
  • Amy Ryan, fourth place for a food lab-dairy foods project
  • Olivia Smith, fourth place for a public speaking project
  • Kara Starr, fifth place for a safety project

Junior competing Dawson County 4H club members were:

  • Carson Branson, second place for a workforce and career prep project
  • Johnathan Graves, first place for an international project
  • Emma Leid, fourth place for a general recreation project
  • Shelby Roub, second place for a sheep and meat goats project

The competition and activities were planned by the Junior and Senior Northeast District Board of Directors, which this year had a representative from Dawson County, Johnathan Graves. Johnathan was elected by his peers at last year’s competition and played an important part in planning this year’s activities.