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Brynn Fernholz and Amanda Brezina were the champion and reserve champion respectively in the Clothes You Buy Grades 3-5 category. (Contributed photo)

Fashion Review, Clothing and Textiles, Performing Arts 4-H winners announced

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Fashion Review, Clothing and Textiles, Performing Arts 4-H winners announced
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The 2012 Douglas County 4-H Clothing and Textiles Day and Fashion Review were held on July 26 at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria.


4-H Summer Intern Jill Lundeen served as emcee. The theme for the public style show was "4-H Fashion at the Hop" with 47 outfits modeled by area 4-H members. Performing Arts judging was also part of the evening.

The public is invited to view these 4-H exhibits and others at the Douglas County Fair August 16-19.

The Fashion Review Program consists of two components - Clothes You Make and Clothes You Buy. The program gives 4-H'ers the opportunity to:

• Develop skills in planning, selecting, and making becoming clothing.

• Select suitable accessories and model with confidence a garment made to meet one's wardrobe needs.

• Build self-confidence and poise.

• Develop good posture and grooming habits.

• Practice leadership skills and roles, take part in community affairs, demonstrate citizenship responsibility.

• Explore career opportunities in the fashion industry.


Fashion Review Court of Honor: Whitney Olson, Lucky Star; Samantha Christensen and Francesca Palmer, Spruce Hill Rangers; Kylee Fernholz and Jackie Oelke, Runestone; Chelsea Drown, Liberty Livewires; Ashley Fults, Urness; Paige Gabrielson, Hoofbeats. Overall Champion: Kylee Fernholz.

4-H Choice Awards: Grades 3-5 - Meredith Lieser, Lucky Star; Kristen Kokett, Moe; Rachel Kokett, Liberty Livewires; Grades 6-8 - Katie Kokett, Moe; Grades 9 and up - Ramsey Burss, Chippewans.

Grades 3-5: Champion - Brynn Fernholz, Runestone. Reserve - Amanda Brezina, Lucky Star. Honorable Mention - Christina Drown and Rachel Kokett, Liberty Livewires; Kristin Kokett, Moe.

Grades 6-8: Champion - Katelyn Kokett, Moe. Reserve - Francesca Palmer, Spruce Hill Rangers. Honorable Mention - Katie Kent, GoBees; Whitney Olson, Lucky Star

Grade 9 and above: Champion - Ashley Fults, Urness. Reserve - Kylee Fernholz, Runestone. Honorable Mention - Molly Schouweiler, Chippewans; Paige Gabrielson, Hoofbeats

Overall Champion: Ashley Fults, Urness.


Fashion Review Court of Honor: Rachel Kokett, Liberty Livewires; Lindsey Erickson, Katie Kent and Zachary Kent, GoBees; Jackie Oelke, Runestone; Madison Floden, Hoofbeats; Morgan Mittag, Carlos Happy Helpers; Amanda Brezina, Lucky Star. Overall Champion: Jackie Oelke.

4-H Choice Awards: Grades 3-5 - Rachel Kokett, Liberty Livewires; Grades 6 and up - Jackie Oelke, Runestone.

Grade 3-5: Champion - Amanda Brezina, Lucky Star. Reserve - Lexi Klimek, Lucky Star. Honorable Mention - Rachel Kokett, Liberty Livewires; Morgan Mittag, Carlos Happy Helpers; Zachary Kent, GoBees.

Grades 6-8: Champion - Katie Kent, GoBees. Reserve - Katie Kent, GoBees. Honorable Mention - Madison Floden, Hoofbeats, Sarah Dreger, Spruce Hill Rangers; Jordan Massmann, Shania Zarbok and Whitney Olson, Lucky Star.

Grade 9 and above: Champion - Jackie Oelke, Runestone.

Overall Champion: Jackie Oelke.


Grand Champion: Jackie Oelke, Runestone.

Reserve Champion: Rachel Kokett, Liberty Livewires.

Honorable Mention: Kristin Kokett, Moe; Katie Kent, GoBees; Morgan Mittag, Carlos Happy Helpers; Molly Schouweiler, Chippewans.


Performing Arts projects were judged during the public Fashion Review and added entertainment to the evening. Participants were:

Anna Lundeen (Grand Champion), vocal/piano solo, Urness; Paige Gabrielson (Reserve Champion), vocal solo, Hoofbeats; Riley Fernholz, solo dance, Lake Mary Troopers; Michael Way, vocal solo, Moe; and Jack Schouweiler, interpretive reading, Chippewans.

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Gifts, gift certificates, medallions and plaques were awarded to the champions by area businesses and individuals.

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