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PRESTONSBURG - Several Floyd County students participated in this year’s Kentucky State Fair for their Four-H projects after winning honors at the county level.

Over 500 4-H projects were turned in during the school 4-H Project Days last Spring, and those school winners who earned a blue ribbon were advanced onto the County 4-H. Countywide Project Day which was held in April at the Floyd County Extension Office, produced winners who received a purple champion ribbon, a trophy and a $20.00 scholarship towards 4- H camp. County champions, in most cases, had the opportunity to send their project to the Kentucky State Fair.

Heather J. Nelson, with the Floyd County Extension Office, says 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,” says Nelson. “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 says Nelson. 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 more. Once the projects were completed the members had the opportunity to enter their project at the school 4-H Project Day.

Those who participated in this year’s Kentucky State Fair are as follows:


Raven Morrison, Photography Blue Ribbon

Brett Jervis, Electricity Blue Ribbon and Class Champion

Morgan Spears, Geology Blue Ribbon and Class Champion

Olivia Lowe, Photography Red Ribbon

Zachary Skaggs, Arts & Crafts Red Ribbon

Zachary Patrick, Home Environment Blue Ribbon and Class Champion

Jonah Bell, Arts & Crafts Blue Ribbon


HazelAnn Mosley, Cooking Red Ribbon


Alex Meade, Photography Red Ribbon


Rachel Gayheart, Sewing Red Ribbon


Tori Conley, Horticulture Blue Ribbon

Dalton Gearheart, Woodworking Red Ribbon


Lauren Poe, Photography Red Ribbon

Tabitha Mitchell, Photography Blue Ribbon

Aaron Watson, Entomology Red Ribbon

Makayla Adams, Horticulture Blue Ribbon

Nicholas Garrett, Arts & Crafts Blue Ribbon

Cory Jefferson, Woodworking Red Ribbon


Dakota Collins, Arts & Crafts Red Ribbon

Emily Williamson, Arts & Crafts Red Ribbon

Brad Ousley, Woodworking Blue Ribbon


Lindsey Nelson, Photography Red Ribbon

Amy Adkins, Photography Blue Ribbon and Class Champion

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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