Nearly 200 4-H members from across the state participated in the 4-H Fashion Shows at the 2022 Nebraska State Fair. The contest, including three different shows held in Raising Nebraska, allowed 4-H members to model for a panel of judges and an estimated crowd of 700.
Saidi Ringenberg of Dawson County, Isabelle Barkoudah of Gage County, Clare Bauman of Lancaster County, Chloe Jeffers of Hayes County, and Zane Schneidereit of Blaine County received Best of Show awards for their constructed garments. Their projects were also exhibited in the 4-H Design Gallery in the 4-H & FFA Exhibition Building during the Fair. Winners received cash awards from sponsors, including Andrea Nisley, Extension Educator, and Sarah Purcell, Emeritus Extension Educator.
Saidi Ringenberg of Dawson County received the Make It With Wool Award presented by Andrea Nisley, Make it with Wool Nebraska State Director, given in memory of Alice Doane, past Nebraska State Director.
Ellie Pagel of Adams County and Emily Kircher of Red Willow County were inaugural recipients of the Shopping in Style Best of Show Awards. Youth received cash prizes sponsored by Megan Burda of Brick Road Boutique.