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Pre-Fair Supplement October 3, 2018 Page 13 II 'Tis the season for the county fair and 4-H interview judging. When young people join the 4-H program they embark on a journey of fun and personal development.Teachers often comment that they can iden- tify the"4-H kids" in the classroom based on their communication skills. 4-H youth are known for their pub- lic presentation skills, their ability to convey information and their ability to engage in a conversation. Not surprisingly, 4-H members have a distinct advantage when participat- ing in interviews for scholarships or job interviews. One of the highly visible learning opportunities in the 4-HYouth De- velopment program is 4-H project judging at the county fair. 4-H and FFA exhibitors bringing static ex- IndMdual The 4-H Individual Achieve- Toby Zikmund of the Made in ment Award sponsored by the the USA Kids 4-H Club.Toby is Warren Hall family is given to a 4- the son ofJacqi andTim Zimund. H member that has shown great The winner of the 2018 4-H In- achievement and accomplish- dividualAchievementAward will ment over their 4-H career. Re- be announced Friday night during ceiving this award in 2017 was Little I. hibits or livestock exhibits are re- quired to interview with a judge in order to receive a premium ribbon. Fair project interview judging is just one of the methods incorporated by the Walsh County 4-H program to develop communication and life skills in young people. In interview judging, the ribbon placing on the project is based 50% on the project, and 50% on the knowledge of the exhibitor. Inter- view judging consists of a conversa- tion or "mini interview" between the 4-H member and the judge. During the judging process a 4-H member shares their knowledge and work on the project.The judge asks questions that help the 4-H member reflect on their learning experiences and celebrate their ac- complishments. 4-H members exhibit fair proj- ects because they are fun, but learn- ing is the real take-away. Interview judging is just one example of how the North Dakota 4-H program creates non-formal learning oppor- tunities for youth. So when you see the blue ribbons on 4-H exhibits at the Fair you'll know there was more to it than meets the eye --the mouth said an earful. TheWalsh County Fair Livestock Judging Contest will take place on Friday; October 19, 2018, at theWalsh County Fair Building. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the contest beginning at 8:30 a.m.There will be Junior and Senior divisions for the 2018 fair. Youth participating with their 4-H Club are encouraged to pre-register with the Extension Office by October I st. The Junior and Senior division participants will judge 6 classes, 3 with reasons. Taylor Knudson keeps her eyes on the judge Brad Johnson during the Senior Goat judging during the Little IntematJonal at the Walsh County Fair. Taylor was named the Grand Champion in the Senior Goat Showmanship. by our booth and register Lankin Park River ELECTRIC, LTD ElectricalContractors Since 1951 Agricultural - Industrial - Commercial - ReSidential Park River Cavalier Langdon Minto 701-284-7433 701-265-8535 701-256-2918 701-248-3210