Fayette 4-H members earn awards 09.10.09

Written by David Green.

Several Fayette area 4-H members earned awards in Ohio State Fair Skillathon competition.

Nathaniel Ballmer (12), Rabbit Skillathon, 1st place; Breed Identification, (11-12), 1st place; Rabbit (11-12), Rabbit-Polish best of breed, black Sr. doe, 1st place.

MacKenzie Fruchey (15), Sheep Skillathon, 1st place.

Ben Kovar (17), Sheep Skillathon, 1st place.

Sarah Kovar (15), Sheep Skillathon 1st place.

Liz Maginn, Outstanding of the Day, Intermediate team demonstration.

Mason Maginn, Outstanding of the Day, Intermediate team demonstration.

Rachel Rash (18), Goat Skillathon, 1st place.

Rebecca Rash (15), Goat Skillathon, 1st place; Jr. Dairy Goats Doe, intermediate kid, 1st place; Jr. Dairy Goats, Doe, yearling, dry, 3rd place; Jr. Dairy Goats, Doe 2 yrs/under 3, in milk, 2nd place; Jr. Dairy Goats, Doe 3 yrs/under 5, in milk; Reserve Grand Champion; Doe, junior kid, 1st place; Doe, intermediate kid, 2nd place; Doe, intermediate kid, 1st place; Doe, yearling, dry, 3rd place; Doe, yearling dry,  2nd place; Doe 2 yrs/under 3 in  milk, 2nd place.

Torres Jessie, (15) Rabbit Skillathon, 1st place; Breed Identification (15-16), 5th place; Rabbit Harlequin-Best opposite sex, Japanese Sr. Buck, Rabbit-Standard Chinchilla Best of breed, Jr. doe.

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