More than 50 4H members from the Boundary District gathered at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds this past weekend for the annual 4H Rally Day.
As part of the 4H program, members learn to and practice how to judge livestock classes, create educational displays and do demonstrations on subjects that interest them. The competitions teach them how to speak in public, make informed decisions and expand and share the things they’ve learned.
The participating members included children between six and 19 years-old from clubs in Grand Forks and Rock Creek.
The top junior Aggregate judges for the entire rally, included Wade MacDonald, first, Grand Forks 4H members Megan Siemens in second place and Raya Burch in third. The top senior Aggregate judges included Jade Fossen, first, Adele Fossen, second and Dawson Harpur in third.
Other results included:
Educational Displays: Junior first Carly Fraser, second Mackenzie Eaton, third Sylvie Harpur/Siarrah Corfe. Senior first Kayden Eaton/Daniel Macfarlane, second Colin Grobb and third Kaitlyn Hesketh/Ashley Vegh.
Demonstrations: Junior first Wade and Cameron MacDonald, second Annalia vanKuik/Emma Lindquist and third Scott Kelly/Devon Harfman. Senior first Adele and Jade Fossen, second Marijka vanKuik/Olivia Schnieder and third Sarah MacDonald/Rylonn Elliot.
Judging: Junior Beef first Cameron MacDonald, second Wade MacDonald, third Daniel Macfarlane. Senior Beef first Sarah MacDonald, second Dawson Harpur and third Ronan Goodrich. Junior Dog first Megan Siemens, second Raya Burch and third Jessica Siemens. Senior Dog first Amy Siemens and second Cambria Hogarth. Horse Junior first Reine Fossen, second Sophia Schneider and third Kaitlyn Hesketh. Senior Horse first Adele Fossen, Jade Fossen and third Megan Ewing. Sewing Junior first Jennifer Grobb and second Lauren Fraser. Sewing Senior first Marijika vanKuik. Sheep Junior first Scott Kelly, second Wyatt Lasai and third Carly Fraser. Sheep Senior first Kayden Eaton, second Emmalee Williamson and third Colin Grobb. Rabbit Junior first Jennifer Grobb, second Sylvie Harpur and third Wade MacDonald. Rabbit Senior first Dawson Harpur, second Jade Fossen and a tie for third with Hanna Corfe and Katrina Powell.