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4-H Communication Arts Winners at N.D. State Fair Announced

Youth participated in categories such as demonstrations, illustrated talks, short takes, prepared speeches, commercials and broadcasting.

Seventy-four youth participated in the 2015 4-H Communication Arts contest at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot on Sunday, July 19.

The youth were divided into preteen and teen divisions. In addition, the youth participated in different categories, including demonstrations, illustrated talks, short takes, prepared speeches, commercials and broadcasting.

Youth receiving an award of excellence were:


  • Anna Havelka and Grace Wolff, Hettinger, Preteen Team Dramatic Presentation


  • Shannon Bryn, Dazey, Teen Illustrated Talk


  • Kaylie Halvorson, Bismarck, Preteen Interpretive Reading


  • Megan Badinger, Fargo, Teen Illustrated Talk
  • Preeti Chemti, Fargo, Teen Prepared Speech
  • Anna Froemke, Fargo, Preteen 4-H Promotion
  • Grace Robinson, Fargo, Teen Presentation Software
  • Emily Zurn, Fargo, Preteen Commercial


  • Holden Droog and Delson Droog, Pollock S.D., Preteen Team Interpretive Reading
  • Jordyn Heidrich, Strasburg, Preteen Commercial
  • Jess Heidrich, Strasburg, Preteen Commercial
  • Casondra Rutschke, Linton, Teen Prepared Speech

Grand Forks

  • Morgan Palmer, Portland, Teen Dramatic Presentation
  • Eliot Schumacher, Grand Forks, Preteen Interpretive Reading
  • Aaron Waterman, Grand Forks, Teen Commercial
  • Samuel Waterman, Grand Forks, Teen Commercial


  • William Schmidt, New England, Preteen Broadcasting


  • Damian Clements, Ashley, Preteen Demonstration


  • Sean Gierke, Beulah, Teen Broadcasting


  • Sierra Ellingson, St. Anthony, Teen Short Take
  • John Goettle, Mandan, Preteen Prepared Speech
  • Kathryn Goettle, Mandan, Teen Prepared Speech
  • Lauryn Hinkley, Bismarck, Teen Demonstration


  • Wilton Henke, Stanton, Preteen Illustrated Talk


  • Mark Nienhuis, Lawton, Teen Interpretive Reading


  • Allie Bopp and Christina Mathias, Stirum, Preteen Team Illustrated Talk


  • Victoria Christenson, Courtenay, two awards of excellence, Teen Illustrated Talk and Teen Interpretive Reading
  • Seth Kjellberg, Ypsilanti, Teen Demonstration


  • Ben Lagein and Jessi Lagein, Rocklake, Teen Team Commercial


  • Lora Rockwell, Ryder, Preteen Prepared Speech
  • Daniel Starks, Ryder, Teen Interpretive Reading
  • Kelsey Wingenbach, Minot, Preteen Interpretive Reading

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Writer:Jackie Buckley, (701) 391-7113,
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