Three area 4-H members have earned scholarships for their work inside and outside the show ring. Ethan Macklin of Shelby County, and Makenna Green and Tanner Mickey of Christian County all won one-thousand-dollar scholarships for their exceptional work into their 4-H livestock projects. The three competed at the state contest on August 9th at the Illinois State Fair.
Rebecca Livingston is the Christian County 4-H Program Coordinator. She says there are multiple phases to the state livestock contest.
Livingston says Illinois is known for having some of the best livestock in the country, so doing well in the 4-H state competitions here is a big deal.
Fifteen scholarships were awarded to 4-H members from across Illinois. Nine of those scholarships were awarded to 4-H members enrolled in beef, swine and sheep projects.