6 countians to represent Maryland at National 4-H Congress


Six county 4-H'ers will attend the National 4-H Congress in Chicago in December, where their record books will be matched against others from across the country.

The six young women were winners at the state level for the work they did on their record books, which are detailed accounts of the accomplishments they've made in a certain project area.

The winners are:

* Ashley Bair, 17, of Westminster, for gardening.

Miss Bair said she has taught many workshops on gardening and participated in horticulture judging competitions. She tends flower and vegetable gardens at her home and has started a topiary business.

She is president of the Carroll County Horticulture 4-H Club and a member of the Pleasant Valley 4-H Club.

* Shawnee Blauvelt, 14, of Westminster, for bicycle.

Miss Blauvelt has participated in the bicycle rodeo at the Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair and has given many demonstrations on bicycle safety and identifying bicycle parts.

She is a member of the Carrollton 4-H Club.

* Monica Feeser, 16, of Taneytown, for beef cattle.

Miss Feeser has raised beef cattle for many years. Last year she had the grand champion steer at the county fair. Last month, she attended the National Junior Angus Show in Columbus, Ohio.

She is a member of the Taneytown 4-H Club and the Carroll County 4-H Livestock Club.

* Heather Hull, 17, of Westminster, for photography.

Last summer, she attended a national photography conference in Washington called "Hot Shots" and has been asked to take slides at the Maryland State Fair this year for use in a promotional program.

She is a member of the Pleasant Valley 4-H Club.

* Dollie Tasto, 16, of Deep Run, for crafts.

Miss Tasto has been working on crafts projects for many years with the help and encouragement of her mother. She has taken on projects of increasing difficulty and now is mastering counter-cross stitching.

She is a member of the Deep Run 4-H Club.

* Michelle Zepp, 17, of Woodbine, for achievement.

Miss Zepp has been a 4-H member since age 9 and has worked as a junior leader. Two years ago, she won a trip to New Hampshire for an "I Dare You" award. Her projects have included foods, clothing, photography and gardening.

She is a member of the Mount Airy Pioneers 4-H Club.

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