4-H members earn awards

4-H Camp Pioneer was the setting for local 4-H members to perform on stage at the annual Randolph County 4-H Talent Contest held recently.

Contestants were judged on stage presence, appearance, presentation and suitability of act. Judges for the evening were Melinda Warner and Britney Moore.

Danica Riggins received the top award in the Cloverbud division with her solo highland dance performance. Receiving first place in the junior division was Haleigh Riggleman with her solo singing. Second-place winner was Evelyn Bennett performing a highland dance routine while Mallory Roberts earned third place for her solo singing. A participation ribbon was awarded to Holli Bennett for her dance performance.

In the senior division, John McCauley played the guitar and sang with the help of his brother, Michael McCauley, capturing first place. Second-place winner was Ashlee Bennett with her solo singing performance.

This event was chaired by Mary Warner of the Lucky Leaf Livestock 4-H club and organized by the Randolph County 4-H Leaders organization. Amanda Haller, Randolph County WVU Extension 4-H agent, served as emcee for the evening. Stage assistant was Camp Pioneer camp manager, Donnie Pritt.

“The evening provided an excellent opportunity for Randolph County 4-H’ers to showcase their talents, and the 4-H’ers are amazingly talented,” said Haller. For more information on the 4-H program in Randolph County, contact the WVU Extension Office at 32 Randolph Avenue, Suite 102, Elkins WV; visit the website at randolph.ext.wvu.edu or on Facebook; or call the office at 636-2455.