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Kane County youth exhibit abilities, aptitudes at fair’s 4-H shows

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:33 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:16 p.m. CST
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First-time 4-H competitor Caitlyn Bjorkman of Elburn was honored with a ribbon for Grand Champion Grade in the rabbits category.

ST. CHARLES – Hundreds of Kane County youth participated in the annual 4-H projects and animal shows last week at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

“For months, our 4-H members work to learn new skills and develop talents, which they then demonstrate through 4-H exhibits and shows at the annual Kane County Fair,” said Doris Braddock, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator, in a news release. “The 4-H conference judging and livestock shows provide the youth with valuable experience and feedback to continue growing in their project areas.”

Abby DeDina, 14, of Hampshire said in the release that 4-H Youth Development programs provide her with opportunities she might not otherwise have.

“We get to meet lots of people and make friends,” she said in the release. “4-H has helped me develop good sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership skills, which are also valuable for my sports activities.” This year, DeDina helped younger 4-H members with their rabbit and poultry projects, the release states. She also is involved in other project areas, including sewing and textiles, and floriculture. DeDina earned honors in each of those areas.

For first-time 4-H’er Caitlyn Bjorkman of Elburn, said in the release that the 4-H shows have been a highlight of her summer.

“I just can’t believe it!” she said in the release of her strawberry-blonde rabbit. “I wasn’t sure I’d even get a blue [ribbon].”

Bjorkman, a member of Kaneville Classics 4-H Club, wants to be a veterinarian someday, and when she signed up for an animal project through 4-H, rabbits seemed like a good fit, the release states.

“I’ve learned about how to take care of them, about the different colors rabbits can be, and how to show them,” she said in the release

According to Braddock, 4-H has something to offer everyone. “With 100-plus project areas, youth can explore arts, sciences, citizenship, personal development, and much more,” Braddock said in the release.

The 2014 Kane County Fair 4-H Results are as follows (listed by name, 4-H club and city of residence):

Public Presentations Grand Champion Public Presentations (ages 8-12) – Willem Vandermeij, Fantastics 4-H, Geneva Grand Champion Public Presentations (ages 13-18) – Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Public Presentations (ages 8-12) – Gwen Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Public Presentations (ages 13-18) – Marcos Marquez, The Challengers, St. Charles Grand Champion Public Presentations-Food Demonstration – Ely Greenfeld, Family Club, Elgin

State Fair Delegates Emily Smeenge, The Challengers, Rolling Meadows Marcos Marquez, The Challengers, St. Charles Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles

State Fair Alternates Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles Willem Vandermeij, Fantastics 4-H, Geneva Gwen Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles

Small Pets Grand Champion Small Pets (ages 8-12) – Kyle DeSmet, The Challengers, Gilberts Reserve Grand Champion Small Pets (ages 8-12) – Madelyn Kramer, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Small Pets (ages 13-18) – Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Small Pets (ages 13-18) – Thomas Smeenge, The Challengers, Rolling Meadows

Dogs Grand Champion Beginner Novice – Paden Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Beginner Novice – Sophia Layos, The Challengers, Geneva Grand Champion Beginner Novice II – Hayden Simpson, Burlington Ag, Bartlett Reserve Grand Champion Beginner Novice II – Samantha Lind, Y-Not 4-H, Maple Park Grand Champion Pre-Novice – Megan Mingl, A Bit More, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Pre-Novice – Kelsi Marko, Y-Not 4-H, Maple Park Grand Champion Novice – Shianne Votava, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Dog Care (ages 8-13) – Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Dog Care (ages 8-13) – Kyle DeSmet, The Challengers, Gilberts Grand Champion Dog Care (ages 14-18) – Megan Mingl, A Bit More, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Dog Care (ages 14-18) – Rachel Jarka, A Bit More, Maple Park Grand Champion Jr. Showmanship – Shianne Votava, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Sr. Showmanship – Kelsie Marko, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elburn 2014 Kane County Fair, 4-H Results Page 2 of 15

Natural Resources Grand Champion Outdoor Adventures – Madelyn Kramer, A Bit More, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Outdoor Adventures – Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Natural Resources – Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Sportfishing – Christopher Haviland, A Bit More, Elgin Grand Champion Entomology – Chloe Daufenbach, A Bit More, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Entomology – Kyle DeSmet, The Challengers, Gilberts Grand Champion Forestry – Emma Passaglia, Fabulous 4-H’ers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Forestry – Grace Passaglia, Fabulous 4-H’ers, St. Charles Grand Champion Geology – Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Geology – Madison Einwich, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Grand Champion Wildlife – Aiden Schadt, Junior Naturalists, North Aurora Reserve Grand Champion Wildlife – Kyle DeSmet, The Challengers, Gilberts

State Fair Delegates – Natural Resources Kyle DeSmet, The Challengers, Gilberts Faith Schadt, Junior Naturalists, North Aurora Madelyn Kramer, A Bit More, St. Charles

State Fair Alternate – Natural Resources Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles State Fair Delegate - Entomology Chloe Daufenbach, A Bit More, Elgin

State Fair Alternate – Entomology Kyle DeSmet, The Challengers, Gilberts

State Fair Delegate - Forestry Emma Passaglia, Fabulous 4-H’ers, St. Charles

State Fair Alternate – Forestry Charlotte Sass, The Challengers, Elgin

State Fair Delegates – Geology Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin Madison Einwich, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles

State Fair Alternates – Geology Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin Elizabeth Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles

Veterinary & Animal Science Grand Champion Animal Science (ages 8-14) – Kathryn Mueller, 4-H Academy, Batavia Reserve Grand Champion Animal Science (ages 8-14) – Megan Mingl, A Bit More, Maple Park Grand Champion Animal Science (ages 15-18) – Erin Hughes, Maple Park, Hampshire Jr. Farmers 2014 Kane County Fair, 4-H Results Page 3 of 15 Reserve Grand Champion Animal Science (ages 15-18) – Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates Erin Hughes, Maple Park, Hampshire Jr. Farmers

State Fair Alternates Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles

Child Development Grand Champion Child Development – Gabrielle Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Child Development – Emily Studt, The Unfourgettables, Elgin

State Fair Delegates Emily Studt, The Unfourgettables, Elgin Gabrielle Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin

State Fair Alternates Madison Einwich, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Olivia Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin

Interior Design Grand Champion Design Decisions – Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Design Decisions – Elizabeth Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin Elizabeth Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles

Mechanical Sciences Grand Champion Aerospace – Logan Simpson, Burlington Ag, Bartlett Reserve Grand Champion Aerospace – Jacob Thompson, A Bit More, Maple Park Grand Champion Bicycle Safety – Rhett Einwich, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Bicycle Safety – Elizabeth Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Grand Champion Computer Science – Jack Mueller, 4-H Academy, Batavia Reserve Grand Champion Computer Science – Patrick Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin Grand Champion Tractor Care – Jonathan Cameron, A Bit More, Campton Hills Reserve Grand Champion Tractor Care – Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin Grand Champion Woodworking – Ely Greenfeld, Family Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Woodworking – Jacob Thompson, A Bit More, Maple Park Grand Champion Robotics – Willem Vandermeij, Fantastics, Geneva Reserve Grand Champion Robotics – Adam DeGuzman, 9 Volt Junkers, Hoffman Estates

State Fair Delegate – Aerospace Logan Simpson, Burlington Ag, Bartlett

State Fair Alternate – Aerospace Jacob Thompson, A Bit More, Maple Park

State Fair Delegate – Computer Science Jack Mueller, 4-H Academy, Batavia Patrick Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin

State Fair Alternate – Computer Science Rory Borger-Johnson, The Challengers, Batavia Lazaro Marquez, The Challengers, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates – Electricity Andrew Haviland, A Bit More, Elgin Nathan Biery, Big Rock Cowhands, Sugar Grove

State Fair Alternates – Electricity Patrick Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin Elliot Willming, Incredible Crew, Palatine

State Fair Delegates – Tractor Jonathan Cameron, A Bit More, Campton Hills

State Fair Alternate – Tractor Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin

State Fair Delegates – Woodworking Jacob Thompson, A Bit More, Maple Park Ely Greenfeld, Family Club, Elgin

State Fair Alternate – Woodworking Kathryn Mueller, 4-H Academy, Batavia Nathan Biery, Big Rock Cowhands, Sugar Grove

State Fair Delegates – Robotics Willem Vandermeij, Fantastics, Geneva Adam DeGuzman, 9 Volt Junkers, Hoffman Estates

Plants & Soils Grand Champion Crops – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Reserve Grand Champion Crops – Paden Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Grand Champion Floriculture – Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Floriculture – Emily Studt, The Unfourgettables, Elgin Grand Champion Horticulture – Bethany Hawn, The Challengers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Horticulture – Jordyn Block, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Grand Champion Plant & Soil Science – Paden Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles State Fair Delegate - Crops Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb

State Fair Delegates - Floriculture Joshua DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Emily Studt, The Unfourgettables, Elgin Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin

State Fair Alternate – Floriculture Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Elaina Studt, The Unfourgettables, Elgin Matheu Poust, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park

State Fair Delegates – Horticulture Bethany Hawn, The Challengers, St. Charles Charlotte Sass, The Challengers, Elaina Studt, Westdel, Elgin

Community Involvement & Global Awareness Grand Champion Citizenship-Individual – Lucas Thompson, A Bit More, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Citizenship-Individual – Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Leadership – Gabrielle Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Leadership – Emma May, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Intercultural-Individual – Emma Passaglia, Fabulous 4-Hers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Intercultural-Individual – Kathryn Mueller, 4-H Academy, Batavia Grand Champion Intercultural-Club – The Challengers Reserve Grand Champion Intercultural-Club – 4-H Academy

State Fair Delegates – Citizenship Lucas Thompson, A Bit More, Maple Park

State Fair Alternates – Citizenship Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates – Leadership Gabrielle Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin

State Fair Alternates– Leadership Emma May, A Bit More, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates – Intercultural Individual – Emma Passaglia, Fabulous 4-Hers, St. Charles Club – The Challengers

State Fair Alternates – Intercultural Individual – Kathryn Mueller, 4-H Academy, Batavia Club – 4-H Academy

Communication Arts Grand Champion Communications – Gabrielle Stephen, The Challengers, South Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Communications – Madde Klinkey, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Journalism – Katrina Chung, The Challengers, St. Charles Grand Champion Photography I – Grace Acosta, Fabulous 4-Hers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Photography I – Emma May, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Photography II – Erica Johnson, Kaneville Classics, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Photography II – Erin Hughes, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Maple Park Grand Champion Photo Editing – Grace Acosta, Fabulous 4-Hers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Photo Editing – Samantha Lederman, Kaneville Classics, Sugar Grove Grand Champion Video – Anita Jackson, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Pingree Grove Reserve Grand Champion Video – Anita Jackson, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Pingree Grove

State Fair Delegates – Photography Grace Acosta, Fabulous 4-Hers, St. Charles Erica Johnson, Kaneville Classics, Maple Park Erin Hughes, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Maple Park

State Fair Alternates - Photography Samantha Lederman, Kaneville Classics, Sugar Grove Patrick Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin Luke Schildmeyer, Fantastics, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates – Video Anita Jackson, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Pingree Grove Bram Borger-Johnson, The Challengers, Batavia

State Fair Alternate – Video Daniel Smeenge, The Challengers, Rolling Meadows

Miscellaneous Grand Champion Health – Hollyann Stanley, A Bit More, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Health – Christopher Haviland, A Bit More, Elgin Grand Champion Theatre Arts – Kathryn Mueller, 4-H Academy, Batavia Reserve Grand Champion Theatre Arts – Bram Borger-Johnson, The Challengers, Batavia

State Fair Delegate – Health Hollyann Stanley, A Bit More, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates – Theatre Arts Kathryn Mueller, 4-H Academy, Batavia Bram Borger-Johnson, The Challengers, Batavia

State Fair Alternates – Theatre Arts Rory Borger-Johnson, The Challengers, Batavia Andrew Haviland, A Bit More, Elgin

Visual Arts Grand Champion (Fiber Arts) – Meghan Linder, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion (Chalk/Carbon/Pigment) – Rebecca Rickert, The Challengers, Elgin Grand Champion (Metal) – Ely Greenfeld, Independents, Elgin Grand Champion (Nature) – Veronica Lamore, Fabulous 4-Hers, Elburn Grand Champion (Wood) – Rebecca Rickert, The Challengers, Elgin Grand Champion (Chalk/Carbon/Pigment) – KZ Plamondon, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, St. Charles Grand Champion (Clay) – Matheu Poust, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park Grand Champion (Paper Art) – Meghan Linder, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion (Chalk/Carbon/Pigment) – Marcos Marquez, The Challengers, Elgin Grand Champion (3D/Mixed Media) – Daniel Smeenge, The Challengers, Rolling Meadows Reserve Grand Champion (Paper) – Octavia Lamore, Fabulous 4-Hers, Elburn Reserve Grand Champion (Glass/Plastic)– Emily Neuman, The Challengers, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion (Chalk/Carbon/Pigment) – Erica Johnson, Kaneville Classics, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion (Nature) – Olivia Stephen, The Challengers, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion (Fiber Arts) – Samantha Lederman, Kaneville Classics, Sugar Grove Reserve Grand Champion (Scrapbooking) – Madison Einwich, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion (Heritage Arts) – KZ Plamondon, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion (Heritage Arts) – Emily Smeenge, The Challengers, Rolling Meadows Reserve Grand Champion (Heritage Arts) – Emily Neuman, The Challengers, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion (3D/Mixed Media) – Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates Marcos Marquez, The Challengers, Elgin Meghan Linder, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Rebecca Rickert, The Challengers, Elgin Ely Greenfeld, Independents, Elgin Matheu Poust, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park Veronica Lamore, Fabulous 4-Hers, Elburn Daniel Smeenge, The Challengers, Rolling Meadows KZ Plamondon, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, St. Charles

State Fair Alternates Madison Einwich, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles KZ Plamondon, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, St. Charles Emily Neuman, The Challengers, Elgin Erica Johnson, Kaneville Classics, Maple Park Emily Smeenge, The Challengers, Rolling Meadows Samantha Lederman, Kaneville Classics, Sugar Grove Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Octavia Lamore, Fabulous 4-Hers, Elburn

Clothing & Textiles Grand Champion Sewing & Textiles I – Ely Greenfeld, Independents, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Sewing & Textiles I – Jordyn Block, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Grand Champion Sewing & Textiles II – Elaina Studt, The Unfourgettables 4-H Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Sewing & Textiles II – Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion Sewing & Textiles III – Elizabeth Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Sewing & Textiles III – Emma Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Jr. Fashion Revue – Mackenzie Engel, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Reserve Grand Champion Jr. Fashion Revue – Jordyn Block, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Grand Champion Sr. Fashion Revue – Elizabeth Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Sr. Fashion Revue – Elaina Studt, The Unfourgettables 4-H Club, Elgin

State Fair Delegates – Sewing & Textiles Ely Greenfeld, Independents, Elgin Elaina Studt, The Unfourgettables 4-H Club, Elgin Abigal DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire

State Fair Alternates – Sewing & Textiles Elizabeth Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Emma Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Maple Park

State Fair Delegates – Fashion Revue Elizabeth Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Elaina Studt, The Unfourgettables 4-H Club, Elgin Cassandra Koukol, Burlington Ag, Elgin

State Fair Alternates – Fashion Revue Abigal DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Madison Einwich, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles Emily Studt, The Unfourgettables 4-H Club, Elgin

Food & Nutrition Grand Champion 4-H Cooking 101 – Andrew Haviland, A Bit More, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Cooking 101 – Christopher Haviland, A Bit More, Elgin Grand Champion 4-H Cooking 201 – Jillian Hanacek, Big Rock Cowhands, Big Rock Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Cooking 201 – Mason Cargola, Big Rock Cowhands, Big Rock Grand Champion 4-H Cooking 301 – Ian Armesy, Kaneville Classics, Sugar Grove Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Cooking 301 – Bethany Hawn, The Challengers, St. Charles Grand Champion 4-H Cooking 401 – Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Cooking 401 – Emma Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Grand Champion Outdoor Meals – Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Outdoor Meals – Charlotte Sass, The Challengers, Elgin Grand Champion Microwaving – Emily Studt, The Unfourgettables 4-H Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Microwaving – Madison Solomon, Fantastics, St. Charles

State Fair Delegates - Food & Nutrition Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Emily Studt, The Unfourgettables 4-H Club, Elgin Andrew Haviland, A Bit More, Elgin Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Ian Armesy, Kaneville Classics, Sugar Grove Jillian Hanacek, Big Rock Cowhands, Big Rock

State Fair Alternates - Food & Nutrition Madison Solomon, Fantastics, St. Charles Charlotte Sass, The Challengers, Elgin Emma May, A Bit More, St. Charles Bethany Hawn, The Challengers, St. Charles Mason Cargola, Big Rock Cowhands, Big Rock

Swine Champion Crossbreed Production Gilt Over All Weights – Jaide Panek, Kan-Du, Batavia Reserve Champion Crossbreed Production Gilt Over All Weights – Jacie Panek, Kan-Du, Batavia Grand Champion Production Gilt – Jaide Panek, Kan-Du, Batavia Reserve Grand Champion Production Gilt – Jacie Panek, Kan-Du, Batavia Grand Champion Pair of Production Gilts – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Reserve Grand Champion Pair of Production Gilts – Hayden Ragatz, Kaneville Classics, Elburn Light Weight Champion Market Gilt – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Light Weight Reserve Champion Market Gilt – Baylee Modaff, Kan-Du, Naperville Heavy Weight Champion Market Gilt – AJ Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Heavy Weight Reserve Champion Market Gilt – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Champion Crossbred Market Gilt Over All Weights – AJ Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Champion Crossbred Market Gilt Over All Weights – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Grand Champion Single Market Gilt, Overall – AJ Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Single Market Gilt, Overall – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Grand Champion Pen of 2 Market Gilts, Overall – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Reserve Grand Champion Pen of 2 Market Gilts, Overall – Baylee Modaff, Kan-Du, Naperville Light Weight Champion Barrow – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Light Weight Reserve Champion Barrow – Cody Pitstick, Burlington Ag, Maple Park Heavy Weight Champion Barrow – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Heavy Weight Reserve Champion Barrow – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Champion Crossbreed Barrow Over All Weights – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Champion Crossbreed Barrow Over All Weights – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Grand Champion Single Barrow – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Single Barrow – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Grand Champion Pen of Barrows – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Barrows – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Jr. Jr. Swine Showmanship – Baylee Modaff, Kan-Du, Naperville Jr. Swine Showmanship – Ashleigh Wackerlin, Lincoln Highway, Hinkley Sr. Swine Showmanship – Cody Pitstick, Burlington Ag, Maple Park

Sheep Grand Champion Ewe – Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Reserve Grand Champion Ewe – Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Grand Champion Ram – Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Reserve Grand Champion Ram – Carl Nelson, Burlington Ag, Kingston Grand Champion Market Lamb – Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb – Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Grand Champion Pen of Market Lambs – Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Market Lambs – Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Sr. Sheep Showmanship – Elena Halverson, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Jr. Sheep Showmanship – Jaedyn Slutz, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Best 4-H Club Sheep Exhibit – Burlington Ag

Poultry Grand Champion Standard Cockerel – Stephany Barton, A Bit More, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Standard Cockerel – Jonanthan LoBianco, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Grand Champion Standard Cock – Megan Mingl, A Bit More, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Standard Cock – Jenna Peters, A Bit More, Maple Park Grand Champion Standard Pullet – Sarah Werner, Burlington Ag, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Standard Pullet – Sarah Werner, Burlington Ag, Elgin Grand Champion Standard Hen – Brett Barton, A Bit More, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Standard Hen – Kaitlyn Nolte, Mooseheart 4-H Club, Mooseheart Grand Champion Bantam Cockeral – Joshua DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Reserve Grand Champion Bantam Cockeral – KZ Plamondon, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, St. Charles Grand Champion Bantam Cock – Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Reserve Grand Champion Bantam Cock – Henry Plamondon, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, St. Charles Grand Champion Bantam Pullet – KZ Plamondon, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Bantam Pullet – Joshua DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion Bantam Hen – KZ Plamondon, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Bantam Hen – Joshua DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion Meat Production – Brooke Sunderlage, Burlington Ag, Genoa Reserve Grand Champion Meat Production – Jonanthan LoBianco, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Grand Champion Egg Production – Steven LoBianco, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Egg Production – Dale Lyons, Fantastics, Batavia Grand Champion Goose –Matheu Poust, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Goose – Jessica Poust, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park Grand Champion Duck – Jessica Poust, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Duck – Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion Turkey – Jonanthan LoBianco, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Turkey - Emily LoBianco, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Grand Champion Misc. Fowl - Matheu Poust, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Misc. Fowl - Jessica Poust, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park Grand Champion Pigeon – Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Reserve Grand Champion Pigeon – Joshua DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Jr. Showmanship – Stephany Barton, A Bit More, Maple Park Sr. Showmanship – Joshua DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire

Goats Grand Champion Meat Goat – Jessica Dunteman, Big Rock Cowhands, Big Rock Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat – Ashleigh Wackerlin, Lincoln Highway, Hinckley Grand Champion Market Goat – Brandon Golterman, Lincoln Highway, Hinckley Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat – Brandon Golterman, Lincoln Highway, Hinckley Sr. Showmanship – Jessica Dunteman, Big Rock Cowhands, Big Rock

Dairy Cattle Jr. Dairy Fitting & Showmanship – AJ Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Sr. Dairy Fitting & Showmanship – Austin Van Acker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Grand Champion Holstein – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Holstein – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Sr. Champion Holstein – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Sr. Champion Holstein – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Jr. Champion Holstein – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Grand Champion Jersey – Austin Van Acker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Reserve Grand Champion Jersey – Jarret Van Acker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Sr. Champion Jersey – Austin Van Acker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Reserve Sr. Champion Jersey – Jarret Van Acker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Jr. Champion Jersey – Austin Van Acker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Reserve Jr. Champion Jersey – Jarret Van Acker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Grand Champion Other Breeds – Audrey Show, Mooseheart 4-H Club, Mooseheart Reserve Grand Champion Other Breeds – Alyssa Perry, Mooseheart 4-H Club, Mooseheart Sr. Champion Other Breeds – Audrey Show, Mooseheart 4-H Club, Mooseheart Reserve Sr. Champion Other Breeds - Alyssa Perry, Mooseheart 4-H Club, Mooseheart Jr. Champion Other Breeds – Alyssa Perry, Mooseheart 4-H Club, Mooseheart Reserve Jr. Champion Other Breeds – Kaitlyn Johnsen, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Grand Champion Red & White – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Red & White – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Sr. Champion Red & White – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Sr. Champion Red & White – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Jr. Champion Red & White – Tara Johnsen, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Reserve Jr. Champion Red & White – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles 4-H Dairy Club Exhibit – Burlington Ag Supreme Dairy Champion – Austin Van Acker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire Reserve Supreme Dairy Champion – Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Dairy Club Appearance Award – 1st Place – Primrose Clovers Dairy Club Appearance Award – 2nd Place – Burlington Ag Dairy Club Appearance Award – 3rd Place – Mooseheart

4-H Milking Derby This event was held on Saturday, July 19, and is sponsored by Colonial Café in St. Charles. Contestants in this derby are 4-H and FFA members participating in this year’s fair with winners listed below. Junior Girls: Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Junior Boys: Paden Thompson, Primrose Clovers, St. Charles 2014 Kane County Fair, 4-H Results Page 12 of 15 Senior Girls: Tara Johnsen, Burlington Ag, St. Charles Senior Boys: Jarret VanAcker, Burlington Ag, Hampshire

Rabbits Grand Champion Large Breed – Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Reserve Grand Champion Large Breed – Joshua DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion Small Breed – Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Reserve Grand Champion Small Breed – Jonathon Peters, A Bit More, Maple Park Grand Champion Grade – Caitlyn Hunt Bjorkman, Kaneville Classics, Elburn Reserve Grand Champion Grade – Rachel Hukle, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elburn Grand Champion Meat Pen – Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion Fancy Three – Mackenzie Hardy, Lincoln Highway, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Fancy Three – Joshua DeDina, Hampshire Jr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champion Sr. Showmanship – Abigail DeDina, Hampshire Hr. Farmers, Hampshire Grand Champ Jr. Showmanship – Jordyn Block, Burlington Ag, Sycamore

Beef Grand Champion Steer – Danielle Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Reserve Grand Champion Steer – Chase Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Best 4-H Club Exhibit – Burlington Ag 3 Steers Owned by 1 Exhibitor – Trace Fidler, Burlington Ag, Genoa Reserve Champion Angus Steer – Megan Fidler, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Champion Angus Female - Jacob Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Champion Hereford Steer – Megan Fidler, Burlington Ag, Sycamore Reserve Champion Hereford Steer – Brooke Sunderlage, Burlington Ag, Genoa Champion Hereford Female – Jacob Thompson, A Bit More, St. Charles Champion Shorthorn Steer – Chase Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer – Brody Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Sr. Showmanship – Megan Fidler, Burlington Ag, Genoa Jr. Showmanship – Jacob Thompson, A Bit More, St. Charles Champion Shorthorn Female – Chase Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Champion Angus Steer – Brooke Sunderlage, Burlington Ag, Genoa Champion Crossbred Steer – Danielle Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer – Danielle Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Champion Exotic Breed Female – Ashleigh Wackerlin, Lincoln Highway, Hinckley Grand Champion Grade Fat Heifer – Brody Engel, Burlington Ag, Marengo Champion Rate of Gain Steer – Blake Sunderlage, Burlington Ag, Genoa Reserve Champion Rate of Gain – Trace Fidler, Burlington Ag, Genoa

Horse & Pony Grand Champion English Pony Showmanship – Kaitlyn Lomas, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion English Pony Showmanship – Chloe Daufenbach, A Bit More, Elgin 2014 Kane County Fair, 4-H Results Page 13 of 15 Grand Champion Western Pony Showmanship – Chloe Daufenbach, A Bit More, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Western Pony Showmanship – Heidi Wood, Y-Not 4-H Club, Sycamore Grand Champion English Horse Showmanship – Megan Lomas, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion English Horse Showmanship – Marissa Chapa, Y-Not 4-H Club, Maple Park Grand Champion Western Horse Showmanship – Marissa Chapa, Y-Not 4-H Club, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion Western Horse Showmanship – Elena Chapa, Y-Not 4-H Club, Maple Park Grand Champion Equitation over Fences – Vanessa Raisanen, A Bit More, St. Charles Reserve Grand Champion Equitation over Fences – Hannah Wallace, Y-Not 4-H Club, Sugar Grove Grand Champion Western Pony Horsemanship – Karagan Edwards, Y-Not 4-H Club, Sycamore Reserve Grand Champion Western Pony Horsemanship – Heidi Wood, Y-Not 4-H Club, Sycamore Grand Champion English Pony Equitation – Kaitlyn Lomas, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion English Pony Equitation – Karagan Edwards, Y-Not 4-H Club, Sycamore Grand Champion Speed Pony – Taylor Emigh, Y-Not 4-H Club, St. Charles Grand Champion Speed Horse – Sydney Denton, Y-Not 4-H Club, Sycamore Reserve Grand Champion Speed Horse – Alexa Wiesbrock, Lincoln Highway, St. Charles Grand Champion Western Horse Horsemanship – Sarah Pawlowski, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Reserve Grand Champion Western Horse Horsemanship – Karagan Edwards, Y-Not 4-H Club, Sycamore Grand Champion English Horse Equitation Rider – Marissa Chapa, Y-Not 4-H Club, Maple Park Reserve Grand Champion English Horse Equitation Rider – Rebecca Geringer, Fantastics, Elburn Grand Champion English Pony Equitation over Fences – Audrey Gatsch, A Bit More, Wayne Reserve Grand Champion English Pony Equitation over Fences – Kaitlyn Lomas, Y-Not 4-H Club, Elgin Grand Champion Dressage Rider – Rebecca Geringer, Fantastics, Elburn Reserve Grand Champion Dressage Rider – Melissa Leyden, Fantastics, St. Charles

• 4-H is part of University of Illinois Extension. It is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. If you are interested in learning more about 4-H in Kane County, contact Doris Braddock or Deanna Roby at 630-584-6166 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk.

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