Senior division results for the public speaking contest were: Megan Brown, Garrett, and Jennifer Martin, Berlin, tied for first; Weston Specht, Friedens, second; Echo Kincaid, Rockwood, third; Gabrielle Good, Somerset, fourth. In the junior division: Grace Romesberg, Berlin, first; Abby Stoltzfus, Berlin, second.
Six Somerset County 4-H members competed in the 4-H presentation contest. The members, either as teams or individuals, presented demonstrations in foods and nutrition, animal science, and clothing and textile. In the junior animal science category, Abigail Knapp, Hooversville, received a blue ribbon and Amanda Moyer, Hooversville, received a red ribbon. In the junior clothing and textile category, Aubrey Cook, Johnstown, received a blue ribbon.
In the senior animal science division, William Kincaid, Rockwood, and Seth Landis, Friedens, competed as a team and received a blue ribbon. In the senior foods and nutrition division, Brieanna Kabina, Friedens, received a blue ribbon.
The contestants that have qualified for State Days at Penn State Aug. 7-9 are as follows: Megan Brown, Jennifer Martin, Weston Specht and Echo Kincaid. They will all be competing in the speech contest. The contestants that have qualified for State Days from the presentation contest are Breianna Kabina and the duo of William Kincaid and Seth Landis.
The 4-H poster contest was held the same night. This year's theme is "Rural Beginnings, Global Success 100 Years of Pennsylvania 4-H."
Senior theme winners were Kylie Shober, Berlin, first; Paige Stahl, Somerset, second. Junior theme winners were Hannah Brehm, Hooversville, first; Tessa Stahl, Somerset, second; Skyler Wood, Somerset, third.
Senior open winners were Ryan Yoder, Hollsopple, first; Logan Lichvar, Stoystown, second; Derek Barron, Somerset, third; Autumn Fogle, Central City, fourth. Junior open winners were Emily Moyer, Hooversville, first; Annie Tomb, Davidsville, second; Lauren Shaulis, Berlin, third; Abigail Knapp, Hooversville, fourth; Daniel Yoder, Hollsopple, fifth.
Participants at the event also got to vote on the posters in the contest. People's Choice for the poster contest were junior poster, Annie Tomb, Davidsville, and senior poster, Amy Hammer, Central City.
In addition to Communications Day events, the photography contest and small animal essay contest were held. Senior photo winner was Elle Enos, Rockwood, with her photo story, and junior winners are as follows; Cody Lynch, Somerset, first; Hunter Cornell, Berlin, second; Shania Sibal, Ligonier, third; Drew Deffenbaugh, Johnstown, fourth; Brooke Cornell, Berlin, fifth. Lauren Shaulis, Berlin, received a blue ribbon for the small animal essay contest.
The people's choice for best pictures went to junior photo, Hunter Cornell, Berlin and senior photo, Elle Enos, Rockwood.
Other participants in the poster contest include, Janna Shober, Berlin; Jenna Dagostino, Windber; Amanda Moyer, Hooversville; Joy Brahney, Davidsville; Elizabeth Martz, Berlin; Hattie Mostoller, Hooversville; Becca Yoder, Hollsopple; Austin Speigle, Boswell; Abby Martz, Berlin; Cody Lynch, Somerset; Reagan Lynch, Somerset; Austin Fogle, Central City; and Sydney Hollsopple, Friedens.
Other participants in the photo contest were Anna Enos, Rockwood; Joy Brahney, Davidsville; Amanda Moyer, Hooversville; Emily Moyer, Hooversville; Emilie Deffenbaugh, Johnstown; and Katerina Flick, Berlin.
Sponsors for these events included the Somerset County 4-H Development Fund Inc., Somerset County Farm Bureau (4-H Public Speaking Contest), Somerset Rural Electric Cooperative (4-H Presentation Contest) and Fred Strang (4-H Poster Contest).