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Youth Win Awards in 4-H Communication Arts at N.D. State Fair

Several youth bring home awards from the 4-H Communication Arts contest at the State Fair.

Youth competed in several communication categories in the 2016 4-H Communication Arts contest at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot on Sunday, July 24.

The categories included demonstration, speech, commercials, presentation software, 4-H promotion, broadcasting, interpretive reading, dramatic presentations and website design. The contest had 98 entries. The youth competed on a county and district level to qualify for the State Fair event.

Youth receiving an award of excellence were:


  • Amelia Meester, Valley City, Preteen Serious Interpretive Reading
  • Maggie Oberlander, Valley City, Teen Serious Interpretive Reading
  • Bethany Reiten, Kathryn, Teen Video Production


  • Scout Wheeler, Bismarck, Teen 4-H Promotion


  • Astrid Axtman, Fargo, Teen Short Take
  • Gracie Erickstad, Horace, Preteen Demonstration
  • Grace Robinson, Fargo, Teen Presentation
  • Maddie Robinson, Fargo, Preteen Humorous Interpretive Reading and Preteen Serious Interpretive Reading
  • Nolan Severance, Hunter, Preteen Website Design


  • Cody Baumgartner, Hague, Preteen Commercial
  • Jordyn Heidrich and Katie Heidrich, Strasburg, Preteen Dramatic Presentation Team


  • Molly Hansen, Carrington, Preteen Humorous Interpretive Reading

Grand Forks

  • Heather Hoiland and Rachel Hoiland, Northwood, Teen Broadcasting Team
  • Jonathan Hoiland, Rayne Korsmo and Max Larson, Northwood, Preteen Commercial Team
  • Marie Kraemer, Grand Forks, Teen Prepared Speech


  • Lydia Billock and MaryJane Mayer, Mott, Preteen Humorous Interpretive Reading Team


  • Damian Clements, Ashley, Preteen Commercial


  • Sean Gierke, Beulah, Preteen Broadcasting


  • Jada Bonogofsky, St. Anthony, Preteen Commercial


  • Wilton Henke, Stanton, Preteen Illustrated Talk


  • Kaylee Kemp, Cavalier, Preteen 4-H Promotion


  • Lindsey Abrahamson and Daphne Lauer, McClusky, Preteen Broadcasting Team


  • Laura Levin, Jamestown, Teen Prepared Speech


  • Natalie Helfrich, Berthold, and Anne Schauer, Carpio, Preteen Demonstration Team
  • Lora Rockwell, Ryder, Preteen Commercial
  • Daniel Starks, Ryder, Teen Broadcasting and Teen Serious Interpretive Reading
  • Trent Williams, Ryder, Preteen Dramatic Presentation

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