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

Brynn Fernholz and Amanda Brezina were the champion and reserve champion respectively in the Clothes You Buy Grades 3-5 category. (Contributed photo)1 / 4
Fashion Review Clothes You Buy 4-H Choice Award winners included Kristen Kokett, Rachel Kokett, Meredith Lieser, Katelyn Kokett and Ramsey Burss. Katelyn Kokett was the Grades 6-8 champion. (Contributed photo)2 / 4
Fashion Review Court of Honor Clothes You Buy winners were Whitney Olson, Kylee Fernholz, Jackie Oelke, Samantha Christensen, Chelsea Drown, Francesca Palmer, Ashley Fults and Paige Gabrielson. Fernholz was the overall Fashion Review champion and Grade 9+ reserve champion. Fults was the Grade 9+ champion and overall category champion. Palmer was the Grades 6-8 reserve champion. (Contributed photo)3 / 4
Fashion Review Court of Honor Clothes You Make winners included (back row) Rachel Kokett, Lindsey Erickson, Jackie Oelke, Katie Kent, Madison Floden; (front row) Zachary Kent, Morgan Mittag and Amanda Brezina. Kokett and Oelke were also winners of the Clothes You Make 4-H Choice Award. Oelke was the overall Fashion Review champion, the Grades 9+ champion and the overall champion in this category. Katie Kent was the Grades 6-8 champion and reserve champion. In Grades 3-5, Amanda Brezina was the champion a...4 / 4

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.