Last updated: July 18. 2013 7:11PM - 179 Views
Heather J. Nelson
Floyd County 4-H Youth Development Agent



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LOUSIVILLE — Floyd County Youth had the opportunity to let their talent shine by participating in 4-H Project work. Four-H projects are a perfect example of putting to work the “learn by doing” concept that is at the foundation of our Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program. Project work helps members to develop inquiring minds and an eagerness to learn, as well as build on practical living skills. Youth are eager to participate and learn because project work is both educational and fun.


Project work experiences enable youth to develop and improve such life skills as time management, teamwork, and communications. These experiences help 4-Hers develop life skills including mastering technology, leadership and career exploration that are helpful throughout their lives.


Floyd County youth had the opportunity to choose from over 100 projects this school year. Projects ranging from woodworking, cooking, sewing, electricity, geology, speech and many, many more. Once the projects were completed the members had the opportunity to enter their project at the school 4-H Project Day.


This year over 500 4-H projects were turned during the school 4-H Project Days. As you can see, we had an outstanding turn out of projects this year. If the members won a blue ribbon they had the opportunity to participate in the County 4-H Project Day which was held April 20 at the Floyd County Extension Office, where the winners received a purple champion ribbon, a trophy and a $20 scholarship toward 4-H camp.


If they were a county champion, in most cases they had the opportunity to send their project to the Kentucky State Fair. Following is a list of our Kentucky State Fair participants:


Adams Middle School

Embry Gullett, Sewing, Red Ribbon


Allen Elementary

Samuel Bell, Arts, Blue Ribbon


Raven Morrison, Photography, Blue Ribbon


Jonah Bell, Horticulture, Blue Ribbon


Allen Central Middle

Sanura Mosley, Wood Working, Blue Ribbon


Shawna Holbrook, Foods, Blue Ribbon


Betsy Layne Elementary

Caleb Gearheart, Arts, White Ribbon


Alex Meade, Electricity, White Ribbon


Noel Blevins, Photography, Blue Ribbon


Laken Compton, Photography, Red Ribbon


Emily Kidd, Photography, Blue Ribbon


Duff Elementary

Devin Parsley, Arts, Red Ribbon


John M. Stumbo Elementary

Brittany Conway, Arts, White Ribbon


Amanda Mckinney, Photography, Blue Ribbon


May Valley Elementary

Cole DeRossett, Wood Working, Blue Ribbon


Jeremiah Goble, Home Enironment, Blue Ribbon


Jasmine Skeens, Foods, Red Ribbon


Prestonsburg Elementary

Mckinly Smith, Wood Working Blue Ribbon


Dylan Carroll, Wood Working, Red Ribbon


Destiny Hall, Home Environment, Blue Ribbon


Katelin Meade, Arts, Red Ribbon


Chloe Mills, Photography, Blue Ribbon


Blake Slone, Photogrraphy, Red Ribbon


Prestonsburg High School

Brad Ousley, Wood Working, Blue Ribbon and Class Champion


Sonjia Meade, Arts, White Ribbon


Congratulations to all who competed in the State Fair. For more information on this and other 4-H programs in Floyd County contact Heather J. Nelson, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development at (606)886.2668 or visit her at the Floyd County Cooperative Extension Service Office 921 South Lake Drive in Prestonsburg.


Educational Programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin. Disabilities are accommodated with prior notification.



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