Several Wyandot County children and teenagers won prizes at this year’s Ohio State Fair, which was held July 25 through Aug. 5 in Columbus.
Alex Lamberjack, Allison Conley and Kaitlyn Smith won Outstanding of the Day honors and clock trophies for their projects. Lamberjack’s “Self-Determined Rocketry” project was selected to compete in the Aerospace Competition at the National 4-H Engineering Challenge. Conley won a Best of Class clock trophy and Select 20 honors for her “Focus on Photography” project. Smith also won Select 20 for her advanced photography project.
Other Wyandot County winners taking home Outstanding of the Day honors at the state fair included Morgan Etzinger, for her “I Spy in the Kitchen” project; Dana Worst, for her sundresses and jumpers sewing project; and Sara Hoffman, who also won Select 20 honors for her “Mastering Photography” level-3 project.
Rachael Herring earned an Outstanding of the Day in the Communications Day marketing division junior thank-you card contest. Her card will be in a set of four that will be available for purchase through the 4-H Foundation. Herring also brought home an outstanding rating for her sheep record book and finished in eighth place in the Sheep Skillathon.
Katie Conley also was a big winner at the state fair, winning first place for poultry record book, Poultry Skillathon and poultry showmanship. She also had a second-place finish for her poultry poster.
Zach Young won third place in market beef showmanship, fifth place in beef breeding showmanship and eighth place in Beef Skillathon.
Kalee Lohr earned second place in “Western Pleasure,” a third-place prize in the Horse Skillathon, fourth place in horse showmanship and seventh place in the “Western Pleasure” Division Championship.
Sarah Lewis finished in second place in the Poultry Skillathon and Tyler Rice won sixth place in the Beef Skillathon. Jonathan Lewis won seventh place in the Poultry Skillathon, while Mackenzie Myers took ninth place in Western horse showmanship and a gold in dog agility.