BARRE – The 2023 4-H State Day drew a large number of participants, 109 in total, with 69 taking part in-person and the rest submitting their entries virtually.
This annual showcase of 4-H talent is sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H to provide a platform for 4-H’ers from throughout Vermont to share what they have learned through their 4-H projects and club work. This year’s event took place on May 6 at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre.
While all State Day participants were winners at the regional level, those chosen as state winners will represent Vermont at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in September. Photographs and posters were selected by “People’s Choice” votes.
Local 4-H’ers and exhibits that qualified to go to Eastern States, listed alphabetically, are: Action Exhibits, Blazing Bridles 4-H Club, Danville (“Halter Holder.” Kaylee Demars, St. Johnsbury; LeighAnn Judd, Wolcott; Jenesy Zwart, Danville); Caspian Critters 4-H Club, Greensboro (“Three Thrilling Things to Do with Too Much Milk.” Natalie and Warren Hill, Greensboro; Emma Rowell, Greensboro Bend; Maia Young, Glover); Photography, LeighAnn Judd, Wolcott (“Sweet Magnolia”).