Achieving great things in 4-H

Practice judge, Paige Grandgeorge (right) helped Wright Warrior 4-H member Olivia Andersen (left) decide what class she should enter her flower arrangement into since she also made/decorated the container. Photo by Kim Demory

Members of the Eagle Grove Wright Warrior 4-H Club have been busy sewing, painting, hammering, cooking, raising animals, writing reports...all in the name of getting ready for the Wright County Fair.

They’ve been working hard, but perhaps nothing helps them more than having the opportunity to practice presenting their projects to a judge. As they say - practice makes perfect. That’s especially true for first-year members who have no idea what to expect when they show their masterpieces to the judge. That’s why the Wright Warriors have been holding a practice judging session, known as Achievement Days, for many years. The “prejudging” isn’t a requirement for Wright Warrior 4-H members, but it’s a opportunity that many have taken advantage of over the years. Before the fair starts, members can bring in one or all of their projects to be looked at by a practice judge. This year’s Achievement Day was held in the Samuel Lutheran Church Basement on Monday, June 25.

This year’s volunteer judge was Paige Grandgeorge, who has many years involvement with 4-H. She was a member of the Troy York Hawkeyes Club in Iowa County for nine years.

“I loved every minute of it,” she said. “4-H has been apart of my family for generations and it was a no brainer for me to be apart of it.”

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