Consumer science show awards listed


The 56th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show was recently held in Rapid City. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for youth and adults to participate in to develop life skills. Participants can come from any state and do not need to be in 4-H to enjoy the activities. In 2018, entries came from South Dakota and Wyoming.

Youngsters can participate as Cloverbuds before they reach eligible age to belong to 4-H and receive participation ribbons. Adults are encouraged to participate in many contests and enjoy the competition.  

To receive the Premier Exhibitor Awards, youth must preregister by the yearly deadline. A trip winner receives an expense- paid trip to Denver to participate in educational activities with other area youth.

The two-day event consists of the following contests: bread baking, meat identification, family life photo, scrapbook pages, home living, place setting, fashion revue both sewn and purchased, public presentations, ingredient measuring, family and consumer sciences judging, produce identification and judging and a family and consumer science skill-a-thon.

The show concludes with a public style show and awards program. Many local businesses and individuals contribute to the awards.

The participants and awards from the area are as follows:


Brody Aker, Cloverbud: Measuring, Meat ID, Produce

Jessica Mahoney, Cloverbud: Place Setting

Macy Sigler, Cloverbud: Place Setting

Makaelah Sigler, Cloverbud: Measuring, Place Setting

Cruz Slaba, Cloverbud: Meat ID

Tayah Smith, Cloverbud: Measuring, Place Setting

Dane Solinsky, Cloverbud: Measuring, Place Setting, Produce

Madalynn Beck, Beginner: Second Place Beginner Premier Exhibitor: Top Beginner in Scrapbook Page Contest, purple; Bread Baking, blue; Fashion Revue, blue; Measuring, purple; Place Setting, blue, Presentations, blue

Payten Jackson, Beginner: Meat ID, blue; Produce, red

Clayton Maude, Beginner: Family Photo, blue

Macy Sigler, Beginner: Judging, blue; Measuring, purple; Produce, blue

Addie Sander, Beginner: Produce, blue; Measuring, purple; Meat ID, red

Jayden Carrier, Junior: Family Photo, blue; Home Living, purple; Scrapbook, purple

Avari Dorrance, Junior: Family Photo, purple; Fashion Revue, blue; Home Living, purple; Judging, white; Place Setting, purple; Produce, red

Kyle Sanders, Junior: Produce, white

Leighton Sander, Junior: Meat ID, white

Savie Slaba, Junior: Meat ID, white

Drew Solinsky, Junior: Produce, purple; Skill-a-thon, blue

Weston Woodward, Junior: Produce, red; Meat ID, red

Jessica Woodward, Senior: Top Senior in Fashion Revue, Constructed/purchased, purple; Home Living, purple; Skill-a-thon, red; Family Photo, blue; Judging, blue; Place Setting, purple; Produce, red

Amanda Jackson, Adult: Meat ID, purple; Produce, blue

Lisa Mahoney, Adult: Produce, purple

Clayton Sander, Adult: Top Adult in Meat Identification, purple; Produce, red

Rhonda Sander, Adult: Produce, white

Mack Sigler, Adult: Produce, white

Maria Sigler, Adult: Produce, red

Elizabeth Smith, Adult: Produce, red

The 2019 Family and Consumer Sciences Show and Western Junior Livestock Show will be  Oct. 11-12, 2019 at the Walter Taylor Building at the Central States Fairground in Rapid City.

More information maybe found by emailing w4hfc

[email protected] or on Facebook under the show name. A complete show catalog is also available there.  The catalog will not be changed until 2020.  A yearly membership may be purchased for $10 which helps defray expenses of the event.

—Compiled by

Chris Maupin